Salary: $35,000/year
Job Description: As a paid member of theAssertive Community Treatment team, provide care to severely and persistently mentally ill clients in an outpatient community setting. Must be a Certified Peer Support Specialist.
•Offer a positive example of a person with lived experience who has been successful at managing theirown recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders
•Provide peer support, drawing on common experiences to validate clients’ experiences and provide guidance and encouragement to clients to take responsibility and actively participate in their own recovery
•Provide expertise and consultation from a consumer perspective to the other ACT team members
•Increase awareness of and support client participation in consumer self-help and advocacy organizations
•Help with identifying and/or re-engaging with family, friends, and other natural supports
•Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill teaching, support, and environmental adaptations to assist clients with activities of daily living
•Complete ACT program documentation requirements
•Visit clients in their homes
•Personal experience with mental illness and/or substance use disorders and demonstrates a level of recovery sufficient to manage their illness and function independently
•Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) in Utah
•GED or high school diploma; prefer college degree in related field
•Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheets
•Experience working with individuals diagnosed with a serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder preferred
•Working knowledge of Salt Lake City resources preferred
•Ability to maintain a calm demeanor amidst potentially high distress population
•Ability to enter consumers’ dwellings, including climbing stairs
•Utah Driver’s License and good driving record
•Pass a criminal background check and drug screening
$35,000 per year
Full-time benefits include: medical, dental, and life insurance; paid holidays, vacation and sick time; retirement plan with company match.

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