Peer Support Specialist - CMHC
Sertoma Centre, Inc.

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Post Date: Feb 25, 2020
Job Type: Part Time
Start Date: 03/02/2020
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Illinois - Matteson
Job Reference: 2020-CORP-027
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Description
This position’s main focus is on interaction with individuals who are considered homeless and experiencing a mental health crisis. It is primarily responsible for providing education and information to that population on support and services available to them.


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
•        Develop an in-depth understanding of the services and resources offered by Sertoma.
•        Visit shelters and other homeless locations.
•        Develop knowledge on how to interact with the homeless population in the local area, including where and when to find homeless people, how to approach them, and how to develop a rapport with them.
•        Educate homeless population of resources, support, and services available to them. Provide information about services verbally and through literature.
•        Use lived experience and/or share recovery story with homeless population to encourage them to engage in services.
•        Provide feedback and ideas to Sertoma team members on how to engage the homeless population.

Skills
•        High school diploma required.
•        Knowledge and/or experience in mental health services.
•        Must be in recovery from a mental health diagnosis or substance use.
•        Ability to use transportation independently.
•        Must possess basic computer skills and be able to perform data entry.
•        Punctuality and reliability in the workplace is required.
•        Must be willing to work evenings/weekend hours as necessary.