Mental Health Peer Specialist Trainee – Consumer

County of Riverside

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This position is located in Indio, CA

Under close supervision, provide information, support and assistance and advocacy for consumers and/or caregivers/family members/youth/minors/young adults of consumers of mental health services and to provide feedback and perspective to the mental health system relative to the impact and effectiveness of the services provided and to do other work as required.

This is the entry and trainee level class in the Mental Health Peer Specialist series. Incumbents are expected to promote to the journey level position of Mental Health Peer Specialist upon meeting the minimum qualifications and with satisfactory work performance.

Incumbents in this class report to either a program supervisor or a regional manager; team with mental health professionals in the provision of consumer treatment, directly assist consumers and families/caregivers in the utilization of appropriate community resources, provide education and information to consumers and the community; and provide a unique consumer perspective to the mental health team.

Incumbents in this class provide basic information, training, support, encouragement, advocacy, service effectiveness assessment and related services in order to assist the consumer and family/caregiver in coping with immediate situations. The consumer and family/caregiver perspective is provided in the development of programs and services and in formulation of treatment strategies. Incumbents of this class do not attempt to modify or change the consumer’s personality structure. Classes in this series differ from those in the Clinical Therapist series in that the latter, due to advanced education and experience, use independent judgment in making diagnoses, developing treatment plans, and providing a wide range and variety of mental health services including psychotherapy. This series differs from the Behavioral Health Specialist series in that the latter does not require the unique experience of having been the recipient or having been closely associated with the direct recipient of mental health services.

***Valid CA Driver License will be required.***
***Work Schedule is negotiable, either 9/80 or 4/10.***

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