STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A12

Class No. 4008

CERTIFIED PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs advanced (senior-level) peer support work.  Work involves overseeing interactions between peer support specialists and persons served; leading and/or monitoring individual and group sessions; leading educational panels for organizational staff, committees, and communities; and coordinating volunteer programs.  May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Models recovery achievements and supports persons served with their recovery efforts.

Builds and maintains individual relationships, and shares recovery stories with persons served and external stakeholders.

Leads and/or monitors recovery individual and group sessions.

Leads and/or participates in team meetings.

Leads educational panels for organizational staff, committees, and communities.

Completes and/or reviews required documentation.

Fosters integration of persons served into communities.

Serves as a model to other Certified Peer Support Specialists, illustrating behaviors that support recovery efforts for persons served.

Assists persons served in developing communication, social, problem-solving, and self-help skills.

May supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in behavioral or intellectual challenges.  Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of programs for persons with behavioral and intellectual challenges, of peer philosophy and role, of recovery models, of trauma-informed care, and of medications administered to persons being served.

Skill in the use of a computer, in sharing personal challenges, in listening, and in documenting and monitoring interactions with persons served.

Ability to lead teams, to follow policies and procedures, to work with persons in challenging situations, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification or Licensure

Must be a Certified Peer Support Specialist by a State of Texas credentialing authority.


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Added 9-1-15