New Job Peer Support Specialist In North Dakota

Peer Support Specialist
Peer Support Specialist

Peer Support Specialist

Company : North Dakota State Government
Salary : Details not provided
Location : North Dakota

Full Description

1 Full time position located in Jamestown, ND

Be part of the solution to the behavioral health crisis. As a team member for ND Department of Human Services, you will ensure the most vulnerable have access to a high-quality healthcare system in which prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.

Our mission is to provide timely and effective behavioral health services to North Dakotans improving their quality of life through achieving and sustaining recovery. Our focus is providing rehabilitative care in an integrated manner in the person’s home and community.

Does our mission align with your mission? Apply today!

Summary of Work

As a Peer Support Specialist, you will share personal and practical experience, knowledge, and first-hand insight to benefit service users. With this position, services are delivered by trained and certified individuals in mental health or substance use recovery that promote hope, self-determination, and skills to achieve long-term recovery in the community.

With the support of an interdisciplinary team, you will assist with completing and implementing service plans, provide outreach services and engagement opportunities, promote wellness and community involvement, and increase natural supports for service users. Peer Support Specialists will also assist with crisis response.

Peer Support Services are community-based. Work will be done primarily in the individual’s home and community.

To thrive in this position, you should have at least one year of personal recovery, have a strong desire to assist others achieve personal recovery, be knowledgeable about resources offered in your community, and prefer working with clients in their home and natural environments.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires the following:

  • Self-identify as an individual who has personal lived experience and is willing to publicly identify as an individual in recovery from a mental health disorder, brain injury, substance use disorder, or combination.
  • At least eighteen years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or general equivalency. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to read and write at a level proficient enough for training, documentation, and the type of work peer support will require; and

This position also requires:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to successfully complete a defensive driving course within 6 months of hire.
  • Successful completion of a division-approved Peer Support Training Program within 3 months of hire.

Application Procedures

  • Please make sure that your resume includes information to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as posted. Your work history will not be given credit if the Department’s Human Resource Division cannot determine that you meet the minimum qualifications
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Department of Human Services does not offer or provide sponsorships.
  • All application material must be received on or before the closing date by 11:59 pm.
  • A copy of your qualifying degrees transcript and any applicable certifications or licensures must be provided at the time of an interview.

For more information or if you need an accommodation, Please Contact: Alyssa Eppen

Employing Unit: South Central Human Service Center
Telephone Number: 701-253-6300
TTY Number: ND Relay Service 1-800-366-6888 (text); 1-800-366-6889 (voice)

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the Application Process or uploading attachments , please contact [email protected] or (701)328-3290.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.