Care Management Support Specialist – Peer Support – Full-time (2020-80)
Network180 employees make a difference in people’s lives every day, making our community a better place to live. We are responsible for the delivery of mental health, substance abuse treatment coordination, and developmental disabilities services for Kent County.
We are seeking a Care Management Support Specialist who supports enrollees with complex behavioral and chronic physical health conditions, in trauma-informed collaboration with one or more health plans and providers in Network180’s system of care. Starting wage for this position is $15.43 per hour.
- High School Diploma or general education degree (GED).
- State of Michigan Certified Peer Support Specialist or be eligible to become certified by the State as a Peer Support Specialist, which requires an individual be a current or former primary recipient of behavioral health services through a Community Mental Health system and in stable recovery and/or
- State of Michigan Certified Peer Recovery Coach or be eligible to become certified by the State as a Peer Recovery Coach, which requires an individual in long-term, stable recovery from alcohol and other drugs who identifies with another individual based on their shared life experiences to promote recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery by serving as a personal guide and mentor and/or
- Lived experience which requires an individual to be a current or former primary recipient of behavioral health services through a therapist/counselor or other treatment modality and in stable recovery.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation for job related use.
- Knowledge and skills sufficient for establishing effective relationships with individuals served who have a serious mental illness and/or intellectual/developmental disability and/or substance use disorder and chronic physical health co-morbidities and their service providers and natural support network.
- Knowledge of trauma-informed theories, principles, and practices (includes multi-faceted understanding of concepts such as community trauma, intergenerational and historical trauma, parallel processes and universal precautions).
- Successful experience being a communication link, education resource, and support for individuals served who have a serious mental illness and/or intellectual/developmental disability and/or substance use disorder and chronic physical health co-morbidities.
- Working knowledge of clinical roles; respects boundaries of peer support/recovery coach and clinical roles.
- Recovery oriented and experience with emotional or other emergency/crisis planning.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal (face-to-face or via phone) and written.
Demonstrated experience utilizing effective problem-solving skills.
- Preferred macro and micro systemic experience working and advocating in integrated healthcare.
- Experience working with complex clients who experience both psychiatric and physical co-morbidities.
- Working knowledge of health care integration concepts.
- Knowledge of basic health and wellness strategies and/or lived experience with the management of a chronic physical health condition.
For a detailed job description, responsibilities and information on how to apply directly through our website, please visit www.network180.org.
Network180 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.