PT Peer Support Specialist

PT Peer Support Specialist

Position Overview:

  • Provides information and support to individuals in the hospital Emergency Department who are assessed as medically stable and in need of detox services
  • Encourages individuals to participate in social detox and facilitates admission in contracted regional providers
  • Engages family members and other supports as appropriate
  • Facilitates transportation to the social detox resource using an agency provided vehicle
  • Uses electronic clinical record to complete required documentation
  • Is available during scheduled shift to respond to the hospital within one hour of being called

Requirements include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated personal recovery experience
  • Completion of Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services 15 hour approved Peer to Peer Mentor education program within six months of employment
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record
  • Must pass pre-employment background checks and drug screening

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