CLIENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST/PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Company: Muskegon County
Posted on: March 18, 2023
Description of Work
A Peer Support Specialist, under general review of various HealthWest program supervisors, provides a welcoming atmosphere, skills training, and instruction to individuals receiving services who may be living with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse issues. An employee in this class coordinates and/or co-facilitates groups including group outings into the community, motivating individuals toward greater community inclusion, and achieving personal goals; and/or co-facilitating groups in skills training, dual diagnosis, recovery issues, substance abuse issues, and other groups as assigned. A Peer Support Specialist facilitates individual's care by building relationships and meeting with the individuals receiving services, their guardians, families, support systems, AFC staff, and other key persons in the individual's life. This employee transports individuals receiving services, completes necessary documentation which includes communicating effectively in both oral and written form and maintaining accurate records, including utilizing basic computer software and performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Entrance Qualifications
1. Be a high school graduate or have a certificate of completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test; AND Have a minimum of six (6) months paid or unpaid experience within the past five (5) years as a peer advocate in a mental health system, which can included leading groups, participating on workgroups or committees and involvement in program development.
2. Lived experiences with mental illness/substance use disorders required.
3. Been a consumer of a Community Mental Health agency at some time in their life.
4. Individuals in Recovery and individuals with experience in Armed Services valued
5. Possess a valid Michigan driver's license.
6. Must have reliable transportation that may have to be used to carry out job duties of this classification.
NOTE: Must obtain certification approved by the State of Michigan as a Peer Specialist within one (1) year of employment.
Physical Conditions / Work Location
An employee in this class performs generally sedentary work activity requiring the occasional lifting of objects weighing thirty-five (35) pounds or less.
A Peer Support Specialist works within the Client Services offices and program location of HealthWest, with considerable travel required throughout the County by use of personal resources.
Applicants for County employment may be subject to a post-offer criminal background check, depending on the nature and assignment of the position. When such check is conducted, an offer of employment is contingent upon the results of the criminal background check. Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent.
APPLICANT REVIEW PROCEDURE
Any applicant is entitled to a review of any determination or action taken by the County regarding the applicants employment application. Inquiries should be directed to the County Human Resources Department.
The purpose of this recruitment is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies in this classification in the County system. For each opening, the Department Head has her/his choice of the candidates who meet the required minimum entrance qualifications. This list remains in effect for three months unless exhausted or extended.
MUSKEGON COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
MUSKEGON COUNTY HAS ADOPTED A VETERANS PREFERENCE POLICY THATRECOGNIZES QUALIFYING MILITARY SERVICE
Non-bargaining employees will become eligible for County benefits the first of the month following one (1) full month of continuous employment. Medical Insurance Health Savings Account (HSA) Plan
Single Plan: $1,400 Deductible, $675 Employer Contribution.
2 or more people: $2,800 Deductible, $1,350 Employer Contribution
Employer Contributions are prorated based on start date of benefits
No Employee Premium Contributions Per Pay
Prescription Drugs: $10/$40/$80 (After deductible)
High Deductible Plan (HD)* This plan is only optional if the employee is not eligible for the HSA
Single Plan: $500 Deductible
2 or more people: $1,000 Deductible
No Employee Premium Contributions Per Pay
Prescription Drugs: $10/$40/$80
Available first of the month following one full month of continuous employment Dental Insurance 15% employee premium contribution
Available first of the month following one full month of continuous employment Vision Insurance 15% employee premium contribution
Available first of the month following one full month of continuous employment Retirement Defined Contribution (DC) Pension through MERS of Michigan with 3% employer and 4.5% employee contribution. There is a 6 year graduated vesting for the employer contribution. Retiree Insurance Healthcare Savings Account (HCSP) through MERS of Michigan, employer 3% contribution. Vesting requirement of 6 years. Life Insurance and AD & D Equal to employee annual salary to next highest $1,000. Max $200,000
Available first of the month following one full month of continuous employment Long Term Disability No cost to the employee, employer paid at 66 2/3% of salary after 6 month waiting period
Available first of the month following one full month of continuous employment Sick Leave 10 days per year, accumulated .385 days. per pay period
Accrual begins on first day of employment and is available to use on the 90th day of employment. Annual Leave 13 days, accumulated .500 days per pay period. Increasing to maximum of 24 days with 20 years of eligible County service, see Personnel Rules for accumulation chart.
Accrual begins on first day of employment and is available to use upon completion of six months of continuous eligible County service. Sick/Annual Leave Cash Payout Employee may elect up to 40 hours of accumulated vacation and/or sick time to be paid as cash. Future accruals only. Personal Days 2 days per fiscal year, unused days will be forfeited
Available upon completion of six months of continuous eligible County service Holidays 12 days
COLA/Longevity All employees are eligible for COLA based on the CPI and must be in pay status as of 12/1. Payment of $250 after 5 years of continuous service as of 12/1. Each subsequent year of service will add $50 to the payment. Maximum payment amount is $1,250 Voluntary Benefits
(100% employee paid) Aflac, 457 Investment options, Section 125 (available for Health and Childcare reimbursement), Voluntary Life Insurance
Available first of the month following one full month of continuous employment Public Student Loan Forgiveness County employees may be eligible for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) & Temporary Expanded PSLF (TEPSLF). Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Education. Wellness Program Muskegon County offers a holistic wellness program which focuses on the five areas of wellness: physical, financial, social/emotional, community and career wellbeing.
Do you have a minimum of six (6) months paid or unpaid experience within the past five (5) years as a peer advocate in a mental health system, which can included leading groups, participating on workgroups or committees and involvement in program development?
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