Non-Clinical Entry Level Job In Gunnison, Colorado
Substance Use Peer Support Specialist
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The Substance Use Peer Support Specialist is a person with lived mental health experience who uses their recovery experiences as a means to help others diagnosed with a mental illness find their own recovery process. The peer specialist is part of a multi-disciplinary team that participates in the planning and organizing of individual and group activities that promotes a range of self-help skills.
This position is also in charge of the day to day functioning of the Front Range MAT clinic two days/week. They will have direct communication with both providers and patients and are the first point of contact for any patient interaction.
Education: High School or equivalent.
Experience: Advanced computer and keyboarding skills. (Must be able to operate basic functions in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word) and several EHR systems.) Successful completion of Peer Specialist Training and Peer Specialist Internship Program or a willingness to obtain this training. Experience working with consumers and/or family members of a consumer of mental health service is a plus. Experience as a family advocate is a plus. Willingness to understand and navigate multiple patient medical record platforms.
Licenses/Certification: Must have a valid Colorado Driver’s License within thirty days of hire. Must be trained in transfers and first aid upon hire.
Compensation: $15.50/hr - $17.83/hr, depending on experience.
Medical, dental, vision, health care FSA, and dependent care FSA: All active employees working 40 or more hours per pay period are eligible for benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of active service. PRN staff are not initially eligible for benefits, and GVH follows all Affordable Health Care Act Eligibility guidelines.
Gunnison, Colorado is a vibrant and diverse community surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. Its combination of natural beauty and recreational activities makes Gunnison the ideal place for an active lifestyle.
Whether you're interested in skiing or hiking, our unique location has it all. Enjoy exhilarating outdoor recreation, relaxing weather and breathtaking wilderness. All within a hometown setting where you'll still find authentic Western heritage, unspoiled nature and friendly, unpretentious people.
Gunnison Valley Health is the sole community-owned health system for Gunnison County and the surrounding areas. Gunnison Valley Health is proud to provide a comprehensive spectrum of care for the varied health requirements of our community members throughout every stage of their lives.
Gunnison Valley Health is not just a hospital, it is a fully integrated health system that includes almost every aspect of healthcare. From our Family Birthing Center to our Senior Care Center to the Cancer Care Center and the philanthropic foundation, Gunnison Valley Health is here to keep Gunnison County living well together!