PEER WELLNESS COACH
Locations: Knoxville & Morristown, TN
The Peer Wellness Coach is a person with lived experience of behavioral health issues or substance use issues. Must be in successful recovery for at least 24 months. Provides a designated set of wellness interventions and workshop to behavioral health patients who have concurrent primary care needs. Works in concert with BH and PC providers. Will work with patients to provide education and support that will assist patients in self-management of health and wellness. Some travel required. Bachelor’s degree required.
The Peer Specialist is a person who has self-identified as being in recovery from mental illness, substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders of both mental illness and substance use disorder and is eligible to gain Certified Peer Recovery Specialist status in Tennessee. The Peer Specialist works with both behavioral and primary care staff to provide services, in either a group or individual format, which are geared toward the development of healthy life choices. Service recipients may include persons working on Behavioral Health issues, Substance Use Disorder issues, or integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care issues. Specific target population, tasks, and reporting are linked to the program in which the Peer Specialist works. Peer Services may be provided in the clinic setting, the community, or in the hospital setting based on program in which the Peer Specialist is employed.
RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Maintains or is prepared to pursue becoming certified as Peer Recovery Specialist with the TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services within one year of hire.
Education & Experience:
Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
Requirements/Eligibility: Strong communications skills required. Must possess or be able to pursue a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) Certification. Must be able to do some travel, mostly local or regional, with occasional extended travel for training purposes. Must possess a valid TN driver license and proof of insurance.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the following types of software: Word processing, Spreadsheet, and Database software. Must be able to utilize EMR systems.
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
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