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Job Summary

Company
Anthem
Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Industries
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Employee
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code
4298_139535

Peer Support Specialist - Colorado 139535

About the Job

Description

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it's a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we're creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.
This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve atone of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.
Wellness & Recovery Specialist - Peer Support Specialist -
The Peer Support Specialist is an active member of the CCHA Peer Support and Recovery program and provides peer support services to clients with serious mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders. The Peer Specialist will function as a role model to members; demonstrating expertise in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serves as a consumer advocate, provides consumer information and peer support for members.
The peer specialist performs a range of tasks to engage, motivate and inspire members to participate in their own recovery, regain independence within the community and promote optimal wellness.
Add field based and telephonic
Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Teach and role model the value of the member's recovery experience.
  • Models effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.
  • Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for recovery based services to assist the member in daily living.
  • Identify opportunities for engagement of members in forming a supportive, peer recovery network.
  • Assist members in working with their care coordinator or treatment team in self advocacy to determine the steps he/she needs to take in order to achieve these goals and self-directed recovery.
  • Assist members in setting up and sustaining self-help (mutual support) groups, as well as means of locating and joining existing groups.
  • Initiates and maintains contact with assigned members to determine members' engagement and response to services.
  • Assist members understand Peer Recovery resources available within the local community.
  • Assist members to identify recovery resources, supports, remove barriers and facilitate connections in local community
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams as a member advocate in discharge planning education, resolution of barriers, and service transitions.
  • Acts as a resource for staff on decision making and problem solving as it relates to the peer role.
  • Utilize tools such as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to assist clients in creating their own individual wellness and recovery plans.
  • Assist clients in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy
  • This position requires you to have a Colorado Peer Support Certification at time of application
Role will be a combination of telephonic and field based visits
Locations
Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder
The core schedule hours are 8 AM to 5 PM with flexibility to meet business needs as required.
Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America's Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and is a 2014 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company please visit us at antheminc.com/careers. EOE. M/F/Disability/Veteran
Qualifications

Requires

  • Associates degree;
  • 2 years of experience in health services or behavioral health field or in a peer support services role,;
  • or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
  • Peer Specialist Certification required.
  • One year experience working as a Peer Support Specialist, after received certification.
  • Experience working with computers toggling back and forth through multiple screens.
  • Experience with researching resources
  • Knowledge of the Recovery process and the ability to facilitate recovery using
  • established standardized mental health processes.
  • Knowledge and skill to teach and engage in basic problem solving strategies to
  • support individual clients in self-directed recovery.
  • Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of mental illness & substance use disorders.
  • Knowledge and skill sufficient to use community resources necessary for independent
  • living and ability to teach those skills to other individuals with severe mental illness.
  • Knowledge of how to establish and sustain self-help (mutual support) and educational
  • groups by soliciting input from the mental health consumers on their strengths and
  • interests.
  • A valid driver's license

Preferred

  • BA/BS or MBA
  • 2 year experience working as a Peer Support Specialist, after certification received
  • Knowledge of care-coordination and case management concepts
  • Telephonic customer service
 

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