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Crisis Transition Navigator- Veteran Peer Specialist

Phoenix, AZ 85014
Full-time
Salary: $17.00 /hour


Join Valle del Sol in our commitment to provide quality, culturally sensitive integrated primary care and behavioral health services to adults, children and adolescents in need. Valle del Sol offers a diverse work environment, competitive pay and benefits, and the opportunity for training and advancement.

The Crisis Transition Navigator-Veteran Peer Specialist (CTN-Veteran Peer) provides services throughout the week and are flexible and responsive to patient needs. The CTN-Veteran Peer will work with veterans who may have received services from the Maricopa County crisis system and other community partners, or who are seeking or receiving integrated health services to help them meet their needs. The CTN-Veteran Peer serves as a ‘bridge’ to ongoing services by coordinating and monitoring RHBA/Community based resources and facilitates delivery of these necessary services and supports. The goal of the CTN-Veteran Peer is to provide individuals who are voluntary and able to give informed consent, assistance in accessing post-crisis outpatient services and needed community resources. The CTN-Veteran Peer will assist in mapping out the most appropriate next steps for the individual who may need assistance in accessing various other providers or community based services after their initial crisis has passed.

Veteran Peer Support Specialist is responsible for engaging, serving and advocating for any recovery-based services that will support the veteran individual in meeting daily living needs. Veteran Peer Support Specialist participates as part of a multidisciplinary team assisting other clinical/non-clinical professionals in the treatment process of the veteran population. Veteran Peer Support Specialist performs a variety of supportive tasks that include assisting their peers in developing their goals for recovery, learning, and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, assisting them in their treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on the specialist’s own recovery experience, and supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services. Under the clinical supervision of the Director of Peer Support Services and Peer Manager the Veteran Peer Support Specialist functions as a role model, exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support for veterans in outpatient care settings. The Veteran Peer Support Specialist works with Veterans to develop and implement a personal recovery plan. This peer-centered recovery plan is instrumental for individuals to “buy into” the process of their recovery. The Veteran Peer Support Specialist will use ongoing individual and group sessions to teach Veterans how to identify and combat negative self-talk and how to identify and overcome fears by providing a forum that allows group members to share their experiences.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in behavioral health (B.H.) related field; or
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a non-BH related field AND 1 year of BH work experience; or
  • Associate’s degree AND 2 years of BH work experience; or
  • High School diploma/GED and 4 years of BH work experience.
  • As this is a Peer provided service, to be eligible for the Crisis Transition Navigator position, you must be receiving or have received behavioral health services, preferably Veteran related services)
  • Peer Support Specialist Certification (or able to meet requirements within 6 months of hire)
  • Must be able to obtain background clearance from Maricopa Health Corrections in order to be able to work in the Maricopa Jail System. (Clearance is granted through MHC not Valle Del Sol. This must be obtained within 90 days of hire. May not be required at Director approval)
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Windows environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must have the skills and knowledge necessary to provide the behavioral health services that the agency is authorized to provide and to meet the unique needs of the consumer populations served by the agency, including client and meet OBHL requirements for a Behavioral Health Technician II (BHT II).
  • Must be credentialed as a BHT II within 90 days of hire.
  • Must be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding of human behavior and counseling theories.
  • Must be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding of health and human anatomy and d physiology.
  • Must have good skills in both verbal and written communications.
  • The ability to manage multiple changing priorities in an effective and organized fashion.
  • Knowledge of Windows environment and/or Electronic Health Records systems.
  • Culturally sensitive.
  • CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) trained or the ability to be trained within 90 days of hire date.
  • TB test
  • Must have or able to obtain a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Must possess reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and proof of auto insurance.
  • Must maintain current CPR/1st Aid certification.

BENEFITS**Bilingual Stipend**Valle del Sol is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer excellent Employee Benefits such as paid time off, paid sick leave, and paid holidays, healthcare, dental, vision, 401k, employee assistance program, voluntary products through AFLAC, company-provided life insurance, and company-provided short & long term disability.

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