Certified Peer Specialist - CLASP
Company: Wisconsin Community Services
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Certified Peer Specialist - CLASPJob Code:
2020-SPECIALI-040Location: Specialized ServicesDepartment:
CLASPFT/PT Status: Full TimeJob Responsibilities: Position Summary:
The Certified Peer Specialist is a person who has lived the
experience of mental health, substance use or co-occurring needs,
is in recovery, has had formal training in the peer specialist
model of support, and has passed the State of Wisconsin
certification exam or successfully becomes certified within one
year of hire. CLASP Peer Specialists work 1:1 with people enrolled
in CLASP who are beginning the process of recovery. The Peer
Specialists utilize their own unique lived experience to engage the
people they are serving and role model recovery during each
interaction. The role of the Certified Peer Support Specialist is
that of a coach or mentor who through their lived recovery
experience, can provide the guidance and role modeling necessary to
promote wellness, purpose in life, develop relationships, and the
insight necessary to move forward. CLASP Peer Specialists support
all individuals in the following goals: improve quality of life for
individuals, promote individuals' recovery, increase individuals'
ability to effectively deal with challenges and problem solve
crises, increase individuals' ability to manage stressors outside
an inpatient hospital setting and assist individuals in navigating
between system access points and levels of care. Essential
- Link individuals to a variety of self-determined supports and
services, including, traditional mental health services such as
case management, psychiatry and individual therapy, mutual aid
support groups, natural supports and discover other kinds of
healing and/or purposeful activities that may contribute to the
- Have contact with individuals a minimum of four times per
month; two of these contacts must be made in person.
- Provide 1:1 peer support services to people in the community
(including their home and other community based locations).
- From a recovery perspective, provide a strength-based review of
an individual's abilities, strengths, and assets.
- Encourage participants to become the expert of their own lived
experiences and develop voice and choice around service
participation to be empowered in their recovery.
- Assist the individual in exploring goals and priorities while
participating in CLASP and collaborate on the creation of a plan to
receive support for the duration of program enrollment.
- Support participants in navigating systems of care and
encourage the participant to communicate with other services
providers to allow for maximum self-determination and dignity in
- Complete Crisis Plans and document activities according to DHS
- Responsible for accurate documentation and maintaining case
files as required by agency policy, government regulations, and
applicable local, state, and federal codes. This includes
documenting progress notes in the electronic record, Provider
Connect, and the Crisis Plan in AVATAR, following the established
BHD Crisis Plan policy.
- Work with the participants' collateral and community contacts
to promote continuity of care with written and explicit consent to
support their recovery journey.
- Participate in visits with the participant as necessary to
engage them in the recovery process.
- Assist participants in their process of stabilization and
- Provide educational discussions with small groups of
- Facilitate psychosocial or other self-help, recovery-based
groups to engage participant in recognizing and understanding early
triggers or signs of usage, and assist in the development of
- Active listening and positive communication skills.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings.
- Attend in-service training and conferences as required. Other
Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Other job related duties as may be
necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.2.
Other duties will be determined by the supervisor.pm21Job
Qualifications:Minimal Qualifications: High school or GED/HSED
required; graduate of state Certified Peer Specialist training;
possess current Certified Peer Specialist certification (If such
certification has not occurred by hire, state certification must
occur within the first year of employment.); good written and
verbal communication skills. Personal experience with mental
health/AODA and knowledge of recovery principles. Meet all WCS and
contractor requirements for criminal and caregiver background,
driver's record, and reference checks. Valid driver's license,
automobile, and sufficient insurance to meet agency
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