Catholic Health Initiatives Peer Specialist - Behavioral Unit - Days in OMAHA, Nebraska

Peer Specialist - Behavioral Unit - Days


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Job Responsibilities

The incumbent works directly under the supervision of the Manager who reports directly to the Operations Director. The incumbent works collaboratively with members of the treatment team and management staff to achieve program, department and system objectives.

The incumbent maintains positive contact with internal and external customers including ancillary departments, family members and community agencies. The incumbent is responsible for the implementation of the daily routine and structure to meet the needs of the patient.

The care giver must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and developmental needs over the life span as described in the department policies, procedures, performance appraisal standards and/or by competency programs.

Job Requirements

Assists consumer in articulating personal goals for recovery.

Assists consumer in determining the objectives the consumer needs to take in order to reach his or her recovery goals.

Determines interventions based on consumer’s recovery/life goals.

Observes progress consumers make toward meeting objectives.

Utilizes specific interventions necessary to assist consumers in meeting their recovery goals.

Leads as well as teaches consumers how to facilitate Peer Specialist Recovery Groups

Assists consumers in setting up and sustaining self-help (mutual support) groups.



Education and Experience

Preferred: Living and following a recovery module based on individual needs. Role Model competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills

Required: High School Diploma or equivalent..


Physical and mental health, emotional maturity and interpersonal competence. Demonstrated ability to effect planned change in a positive manner. Able to work with a interdisciplinary team. Able to appropriately resolve conflict and crisis situations. Demonstrated ability to seek opportunities for personal and professional growth. An understanding of normal and abnormal development across the life span.


Will obtain the following within six (6) months of employment:

-Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting-APS – IA only

When NE and Iowa begin certification of Peer Specialist, it is an expectation that this will be successfully obtained.


-CPI Certification

-BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say “Professional Level-with AED”, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

-Job requires continuous communication skills, frequent reading skills, written communication skills, and computer skills.

-Facilitate Individual/group therapies

-Ability to critically think and problem solve

-Valid Chauffeur’s license or Nebraska driver’s license if needed for work related activity

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Job Clinical Support


Daily Schedule 6:30a-7p

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 2018-R0167838

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.