Peer Support Apprentice/Specialist

Peer Support Apprentice, GS-05:
The incumbent will serve in an entry level capacity to attain the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to prepare the individual for certification and to be able to perform the full range of assignments found at the full-performance level of the Peer Specialist position.
During this entry level assignment, the full performance range and level of key functions will not be delegated to the incumbent.
The incumbent functions as an apprentice interdisciplinary team member, assisting physicians and other professional/non-professional personnel in a rehabilitation treatment program.
Peer Support Apprentices perform a variety of therapeutic and supportive tasks that include assisting Veteran patients in articulating their goals for recovery, learning and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, assisting them in their treatment, models effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on the Apprentice's own recovery experience, and supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services.
The incumbent functions as a role model, exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serves as a consumer advocate, provides consumer information and peer support for Veterans in outpatient and inpatient settings.
This individual must develop the ability to assist others in treatment based on the principles of recovery and resiliency.
By inspiring the hope that recovery and resiliency are achievable goals, the incumbent can assist others who are diagnosed with mental illness or co-occurring disorders to achieve their personal recovery goals by promoting self-determination, personal responsibility, and the empowerment inherent in self-directed recovery.
The incumbent performs tasks to assist peers of all ages, from young adult to old age, in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process.
Peer Specialist, GS-06 - GS-09:
The incumbent will serve in a developmental capacity to provide the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the full range of routine assignments found at the full-performance level.
During this developmental assignment, the full performance range and level of key functions will not be fully delegated to the incumbent.
The incumbent functions as an interdisciplinary team member, assisting physicians and other professional/non-professional personnel in a rehabilitation treatment program.
Peer Specialists perform a variety of therapeutic and supportive tasks that include assisting their peers in articulating their goals for recovery, learning and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, assisting them in their treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on the Apprentice's own recovery experience, and supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services.
The incumbent functions as a role model, exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serves as a consumer advocate, provides consumer information and peer support for Veterans in outpatient and inpatient settings.
This individual must have the ability to assist others in treatment based on the principles of recovery and resiliency.
By inspiring the hope that recovery and resiliency are achievable goals, the incumbent can assist others who are diagnosed with mental illness or co-occurring disorders to achieve their personal recovery goals by promoting self-determination, personal responsibility, and the empowerment inherent in self-directed recovery.
The incumbent performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages, from young adult to old age, in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process.
Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday, 08:
00 AM - 4:
30 PM with possible weekend, holiday, evening, night hours.
This is a bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses and/or incentives have not been authorized.
Promotion Potential:
The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met.
Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
"

Don't Be Fooled

The fraudster will send a check to the victim who has accepted a job. The check can be for multiple reasons such as signing bonus, supplies, etc. The victim will be instructed to deposit the check and use the money for any of these reasons and then instructed to send the remaining funds to the fraudster. The check will bounce and the victim is left responsible.

More Jobs

Bilingual Family Support Specialist-Healthy Fa...
Phoenix, AZ Southwest Human Development
Bilingual Family Support Specialist-Building R...
Phoenix, AZ Southwest Human Development
Clinical Support Specialist, Hospital (1646-547)
Phoenix, AZ Zoll Medical Corporation
Recovery Support Specialist - Behavioral Health
Marana, AZ Marana Health Center
Peer and Family Support Advisor (PSS, RSS or F...
Tucson, AZ Centene Corporation
Board Support Specialist (Board Clerk)
Phoenix, AZ Central Arizona Project