TSOS Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist

Hope Outreach

TSOS Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist

TSOS BHPSS is responsible for providing comprehensive, confidential, and professional support to guests of the TSOS, and must be a team player capable of assisting the TSOS Site Director and other staff in duties, as required by the Site Director. Professionally handle sensitive issues. TSOS BHPSS must comply with the Values of Hope Rescue Mission and work within the Mission Statement of Hope Rescue Mission and BHPSS code of ethics.
TSOS BHPSS is responsible for providing comprehensive, confidential, and professional support to
guests of the TSOS, and must be a team player capable of assisting the TSOS Site Director and other
staff in duties, as required by the Site Director. Professionally handle sensitive issues. TSOS BHPSS
must comply with the Values of Hope Rescue Mission and work within the Mission Statement of Hope
Rescue Mission and BHPSS code of ethics.
Duties:

  • Direct Contact with clients working through forward movement with service providers available onsite.
  • Supporting case managers and service providers with weekly progress reports and staying on task
  • Work directly with clients developing a wellness recovery plan and supporting the implementation of
    that plan.
  • Advocate for clients actively working in recovery to develop life skills and build confidence to attain
    their personal goals.
  • Link clients to resources identified within the wellness recovery plan.
  • Help in assessing the effectiveness of our programs and assist in the changing/development of steps that
    set our programs up for success.
  • Work to ensure TSOS guests are all aware of our programs and procedures.
  • Act as a shepherd, caseworker, and advocate for TSOS guests.
  • Provide peer support and resources with residents in crisis to establish life goals, identify addictive
    behaviors and triggers, connect to outside help, and create healthy decisions and lifestyles.
  • Assist in teaching/recruiting for life skills workshops as needed.
  • Identify and establish partnerships with other agencies and churches in the community that complement
    the program.

Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience working with underserved populations, addictions, and those in greatest
    need.
  • At least one year of ministry-related on-the-job training.
  • Willingness to grow through participation in continuing education ( e.g., addictions training, clinical, etc.).
  • Must possess a heart for the addict, broken, and those in greatest need.
  • Self-Starter (limited supervision, networking, recruiting, continual improvement/ongoing education.)
  • Ability to work in a rapidly-changing environment and lovingly, but firmly, hold guests accountable to TSOS program rules
  • Excellent self-care leadership.
  • Good team player, willing to learn.
  • Ability to drive Hope Rescue Mission-owned vehicles.
  • Must possess excellent computer skills, including email and calendar management.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to attain state certification through Montana Peer Network
  • BHPSS must be willing to self-identify as a client of mental health and or substance abuse services who are well established in a recovery program
  • Able to maintain long-term, stable recovery (with a minimum of 2 years in recovery)
  • Outreach to community organizations – these are two-way referral points
  • Team member development- de-escalation, suicide intervention, trauma care training
  • Training (40 hours initial training and 20 CEUs every subsequent year)
  • Clinical supervision – 1 hour required for every 20 hours worked
  • Paperwork/emails (daily activity logs, progress notes, etc.)
  • Documentation (DAP notes)
  • Staff, team, or organizational meetings

Submit application

Please download and complete the application. Please email outreach@hopemontana.org with your application, resume and cover letter to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to outreach@hopemontana.org

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 306
Missoula, MT 59806

Office:

2811 Latimer Street, Suite 223
Missoula, Montana 59808

Office: (406) 542-5240

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