Certified Peer Specialist/ Residential Counselor- Crisis Stabilization Unit North County
Company: Community Healthlink
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Come join a
friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care!
Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a part-time (15 hrs/wk)
Certified Peer Specialist/Residential Counselor in
community-based units provide short-term therapeutic
psychiatric/substance abuse treatment in a structured environment
with 24-hour observation and supervision and individualized
treatment interventions focused on the crisis and crisis
resolution. The population for the CSU program include both males
and females that are at least 18 years of age.
North County Crisis Stabilization Unit
(CSU) serves clients who are admitted due to struggle
with a mental health crisis often additionally struggling with
substance abuse. Our clients enter the program with an evaluation
and client history completed by a qualified clinician prior to
admission. The CSU may be used as a diversion to
prevent a hospitalization or as a
step-down immediately following a psychiatric
hospital discharge to assist the client in transitioning back into
the community. The unit receives admissions 24 hours/day, 365
days/year depending on bed availability (13 beds) for clients who
do not need hospital level of care and meet the unit’s admission
criteria. Although a voluntary program, individuals must remain on
the unit for the duration of their stay for safety and treatment
purposes. Clients meet with a multi-disciplinary team to aid with
following their individualized treatment plan and meet their
treatment goals as well as a psychiatric workup and medication
Residential Counselor/Peer Specialist will provide
support services such as information training and advocacy in order
to assist individuals regain control over their own lives and over
their own recovery. They will provide a unique perspective and
related skills to Crisis Stabilization Program and perform a wide
range of tasks to assist consumers in increasing knowledge of and
partner with consumers in development of a plan to achieve
based on education and related work experience, licensure and other
encourage and empower individuals using mental health
- Assist clients
with activities of daily living, structuring time and employment
activities, housing support, leisure activities and substance abuse
and symptom management.
- Peer Support -
provide support and education around self management of illness,
assist with goal acquisition and organizing and leading peer
support activities. Conduct recovery focused groups as well
and write daily group notes on each individual in the program.
Possess the skills and competence to establish supportive and
trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent
Experience - having experienced a severe mental illness, the peer
specialist assists the other members of the team to understand
client's perspective and subjective experiences. Peer
specialists will have the self knowledge to manage their mental
illness and be well along in their recovery.
- Respects diverse
views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and
contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of
professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all
employees, patients and visitors.
- Grade 6:
Residential Counselor II: Bachelor's degree
required, in human services preferred.
- Paid or
volunteer experience working with adults with severe and persistent
- Must be a
certified Peer Specialist
participation in MH system as recipient of service and a
willingness to convey this experience as relevant.
- Must be able to pass a CORI background
Community Healthlink is an Affirmative
Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in
employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex,
gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national
origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or
any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring
and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above
If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the
requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These
regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected
veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability.
These regulations require affirmative action by Community
Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected
veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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