Pathways is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services. At Pathways, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people. Our more than 6,000 employees provide the highest-quality home- and community-based human services in 20 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Pioneer Health Resources is a subsidiary of Pathways.Pathways of Idaho is looking for a dynamic CRISIS Peer support specialist to join our team. The CRISIS Peer support specialist is responsible for providing Peer Support Services to adults who struggle with a severe and persistent mental illness, or emotional disturbance who are actively involved in mental health treatment. All Peer Support services will promote hope, wellness, and recovery outcomes for the identified client and their natural support system.
If you are not Peer Support certified please visit the department Idaho Department of Health and Welfare website (link provided below) and read about the requirements to become peer support certified. If you meet the requirements and are interested in becoming certified please submit a cover letter along with your resume letting us know you are interested in becoming certified. We can provide a screening questioner and may be able to offer assistance with training costs if you are hired with the understanding that you will become certified.(The link below can be copied and pasted into your browser search bar, it will take you to Idaho Department of Health and Welfare website where it has more information about the certification process)
- Peer support certificate issued by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
- High School Diploma or GED
- Be able to pass state and/or federal background checks
- Driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance
- Works with adult clients experiencing a behavioral health crisis to provide support and encouragement during client’s difficult moments.
- Maintains confidentiality of all client documents, files, and communication in written, electronic, and/or verbal form.
- Documents all client interactions within the WITS electronic health records system.
- Assists adult clients on achieving their personal recovery goals.
- Provides hope and encouragement by serving as a role model in recovery.
- Shares experience from personal road to recovery to promote growth and change.
- Provides individualized assistance and education in obtaining community services, maintaining life supports such as housing or income, carrying out the tasks of daily living, and participating in support groups or other community networks.
- Offers education and support in working toward physical and mental wellness, including healthy living behaviors.
- Serve as a resource to the Pathways Crisis Center team in incorporating recovery strategies and tools into client interactions. Reinforcing an approach of client self-determination in all aspects of service planning.
- Provide an ongoing perspective to the Pathways Crisis Center team in regards to the experience of mental illness and recovery.
- Participate in any in-service training for Team members.
- Competitive Salary
- Paid Vacation Days
- Paid Sick Days
- Medical, Dental, Vision including a Health Savings Account
- 401k Match – 50% of the first 6% of eligible compensation up to an annual maximum of $750
- Health, Dependent and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts
- Basic and Optional Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
- Training, Development Opportunities for advancement! As we grow, you grow with us!