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Peer Recovery Navigator

Job Description:
This position provides non-clinical, evidence-based peer support services, serves as a member advocate, shares coping skills, and provides recovery information for members.
This position performs a wide range of tasks to assist with care coordination designed to assist members in regaining control over their own lives through individual recovery planning, wellness self-management, and strengthening resilience to improve personal health outcomes.
This position will role model competency in recovery, resiliency, and wellness practices.
Essential Functions:
- Assists in identifying recovery goals to help members realize improved personal health outcomes through shared decision making and health literacy/education activities.
- Provides information and support to assist members in effectively participating in developing a plan of care, engaging in team-based planning and facilitating co-creating of Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) and Peer Support Whole Health and Resiliency (PSWHR) as needed based on member's choice.
- Models and collaborates to develop problem solving techniques with members.
- Shares resiliency and recovery-oriented educational materials.
- Employs strategies to engage members who do not keep important follow-up appointments to identify barriers and obstacles and collaborate to find solutions.
- Meets members in inpatient settings and assist in identifying what lead to the crisis and in implementing relapse prevention strategies and assist in transitions from different treatment settings.
- Promotes community participation/inclusion as a strategy to prevent avoidable hospital admissions.
- Links members to community-based peer, parent, and family support services.
- Liaison with parent-run and consumer organizations and provider agencies regarding efforts to expand the use of peer specialists, achieve family/consumer-driven and youth-guided care, and support recovery-oriented programs.
Acts as liaison with advocacy organizations regarding peer support training and implementation initiatives.
- Serves as champion and a resource for resiliency and recovery principles, strategies and tools.
- Documents all interactions according to company standards.
- Travels to meet members within the community.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements: - HS Diploma/GED - PA Certified Peer Support - Lived Experience With Mental Health or Substance Abuse Recovery - PA State driver's license and vehicle with ability to drive.
The peer recovery navigator provides evidence-based peer support services, serves as a consumer advocate, shares coping skills, and provides recovery information for consumers.
The peer recovery navigator performs a wide range of tasks to assist with care coordination designed to assist consumers in regaining control over their own lives through individual recovery planning, wellness self-management, and strengthening resilience to improve personal health outcomes.
The peer recovery navigator will role model competency in recovery, resiliency, and wellness practices.
General Job Information Title Peer Recovery Navigator Grade 18 Job Family Clinical Services Group Country United States of America FLSA Status United States of America (Non-Exempt) Recruiting Start Date 8/14/2018 Date Requisition Created 8/9/2018 Minimum Qualifications Education GED (Required), High School (Required) License and Certifications - Required CPRS/CPS/CPSS/CRPS/PRSS, Peer Specialist, State Requirements - Care Mgmt License and Certifications - Preferred Other Job Requirements Responsibilities Preferred Qualifications: Positive attitude that communicates hope and a recovery orientation: Ability to hear anecdotal information and reframe in the context of facts and data, without losing empathy.
Have a solid understanding of the recovery process and how to use?their own recovery story to help others.
Able to make presentations in team meetings and facilitate discussions.
Trained in Peer Support Whole Health and Resiliency.
Certified WRAP Facilitator Minimum Requirements: Education: HS/GED.
Experience:
1-3 years.
Health care environment referred.
Licenses, Certifications, etc.
: Certificate of peer support training from a state-recognized training and certification program (note, additional training will be provided).
Knowledge of recovery principles and tools, such as wellness recovery action plans.
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.
Ability to represent strengths and needs of consumers in clinical settings.
Ability to summarize and document findings in treatment plans.
Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace.
EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

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