Peer Support Specialist
Highland Heights, KY 
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Posted 17 days ago
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Position Information

Working Title Peer Support Specialist
Department Institute for Health Innovations
Compensation Title
Position Number 30025858, 30025859, 30025860
Position Status Contract, Grant
Work Schedule
Part Time between 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Hours per Week 18
Months per Year 12
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.
Purpose of Position
Assist peers in articulating recovery goals and learning/practicing new skills, supporting them in their treatment and in advocating for themselves for services. Serve as a mentor to clients to promote hope and personal empowerment. Share personal recovery story to show that recovery is attainable. Exemplify recovery principles for clients. May assist with transportation, groups, behavioral health providers, MRT classes, or care coordinators and reentry specialists. Must comply with all HIPAA regulations and adhere strictly to confidentiality measures.
Primary Responsibilities
Mentor clients
Coordinating client care
Serving as healthcare advocate for client
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
High school diploma and 1 year of related experience.

Must have passed Kentucky Adult Peer Support Specialist training and received Kentucky certification.

Good data entry skills, ability to exercise discretion, and maintain confidentiality. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Any candidate who is offered this position is required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law. This position is not eligible for any benefits.
Minimum Education High School Diploma
Preferred Education High School Diploma
Minimum Experience Less than 1 year
Salary minimum $12.94/hour
Pay Grade S63
Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2022S1612
Job Open Date 04/29/2022
Job Close Date 06/28/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
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