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MAT Team Peer Support Specialist/Counselor

Organization: BAART Programs

Posted On: June 2018

Pay / Hours: DOE

Location: Market Street - San Francisco, CA

Job Description:

Work for a demonstrated growth oriented company that has expanded through acquisition and new locations. BayMark has become the 2nd largest opiate treatment company in the country and with this growth comes opportunities for our staff and for the candidate selected for this position.

MAT Team Peer Support Specialist/Counselor reports to the Hub & Spoke Coordinator for BayMark Services, Inc. The Peer Support Specialist is located in offices of the Hub and is responsible for coordinating the care of patients receiving Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) for opioid addiction. This is a 2 year limited position as a result of grant funding.

  • Will follow best practices to provide behavioral health services that foster supportive peer relationships with and among the persons enrolled in behavioral health services and other related programs.
  • The PSS by definition is a person in recovery who will utilize her/his personal recovery experience to instill a sense of hope and optimism for person in recovery.
  • The PSS will demonstrate a personal belief in recovery and a sincere interest in the welfare of persons in recovery.
  • The PSS will demonstrate the ability to engage and serve the consumers enrolled, contribute to the overall success of the consumer's recovery process and carry out duties with flexibility and an individual focus.
  • The PSS will promote and contribute to the development of a culture of recovery and empowerment within and outside of the treatment center and will uphold the integrity of program goals.
  • The PSS will conduct peer support groups to assist persons enrolled in behavioral health services to realize their personal goals in treatment, employment, education and all other life changing opportunities.
  • Engage appropriately with patients enrolled to support them in identifying strengths, existing supports, and community resources, with the ability to develop and maintain effective and ethical therapeutic relationships with individuals and groups.
  • Assist in the development of a culture of recovery and peer support by engaging in and supporting peer relationships, with the ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
  • Knowledge of support systems and community resources available to patients and their significant other, with the ability assist patients in the development and implementation of an individualized and integrated Recovery Support plan.

Qualifications:

  • Have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge of support systems and community resources available to patients and their significant others, with the ability to assist patients in the development and implementation of an individualized and integrated Recovery Support plan.
  • At least two years of behavioral health and substance abuse counseling experience.
  • Able to do online training (One of the trainings must be a week-long, pre-approved core training, e.g. CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, WRAP┬« Facilitator Training, Intentional Peer Support (IPS) or the DBSA Peer Support Specialist Training) and obtain a certificate
  • Valid Driver's Licenses and current proof of Automobile Insurance

Certifications / Requirements:

  • Able to do online training (One of the trainings must be a week-long, pre-approved core training, e.g. CCAR Recovery Coach Academy, WRAP┬« Facilitator Training, Intentional Peer Support (IPS) or the DBSA Peer Support Specialist Training) and obtain a certificate

Application / Contact Information:

Company Contact: Chris Carter
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Website: http://www.baymarkhealth.com/careers