Certified Peer Specialist (TAP)
Company: Wisconsin Community Services
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Certified Peer SpecialistJob Code: 2021-BHS-008Location:
Behavioral Health ServicesDepartment: WIser ChoiceFT/PT Status:
Full TimeJob Responsibilities: The Certified Peer Specialist of
Wisconsin Community Services Inc. is a member of the Treatment
Alternative Program. Peer Support Services include a wide range of
supports (including family) to assist individuals who have
substance use or co-occurring needs through the recovery process.
Services provided promote wellness, self-direction, and recovery by
enhancing the skills and abilities of individuals to reach their
recovery goals. The Certified Peer Specialist supports people by
advocating for their needs trauma free and with dignity. The
Certified Peer Specialist also contributes in the following
- Provide person-centered services to people with substance use
or co-occurring needs. The Certified Peer Specialist builds off the
strengths of the person being served to meet their individualized
recovery needs, allowing them to direct their services.
- Develop a mutually empowering relationship with the people
being served to live in recovery.
- Provide services in the community including people's homes and
other community locations.
- Participate as a team member in recovery team meetings with the
individual to create individual recovery plans, identify and
prioritize goals, and monitor progress toward meeting identified
- Thoroughly and appropriately document all contact with the
people being served and team members to adhere to program
- Accurately document and maintain a case file as required by
agency policy, government regulations, and applicable local, state,
and federal codes.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings, in-service training,
seminars, and conferences as required.
- Ensure people are able to get transportation to Treatment
Alternative Program related appointments as needed
Job Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be
comfortable utilizing life and recovery experiences to role model
and support people to reach their identified recovery goals.
Knowledge and skills to understand the needs of and work with a
mental health and substance use recovery population; organization
skills; experience in working with individuals in recovery who have
mental health and/or substance use needs; ability to quickly
develop rapport with people, excellent assessment and interviewing
skills; ability to work through difficult situations; flexible and
able to multitask throughout the work day; effective use of time
and resources to help maintain quality CCS services. Minimal
Qualifications: H igh School Diploma or equivalent required and
experience serving people with mental health, substance use, and
co-occurring needs. Successful completion of a State approved Peer
Specialist Training and current State Certification as a Peer
Specialist . Meet all WCS and contractor requirements for criminal
and caregiver background checks, driver's record, and drug screen.
Valid driver's license, automobile, and sufficient insurance to
meet agency requirements are required.Other Job Information (if
applicable): Working Conditions:Work is performed primarily in the
community, including people's homes and various community-based
locations. Ability to work in an office setting. Hours average 40
hours per week. Physical Demands: Position is mobile with
significant time spent in the community, including transporting
consumers, home visits and attending meetings; driving throughout
Milwaukee County; must be able to go up and down
Keywords: Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee , Certified Peer Specialist (TAP), Other , Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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