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Peer Trainer

Company: Vaya Health
Location: Asheville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

LOCATION: Remote - Buncombe County GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB:Under the supervision of the Member Engagement Manager, the Peer Trainer will educate members, recipients, beneficiaries and their families (collectively referred to hereafter as "members") about recovery from mental health, substance use disorders, and life challenges. The Peer Trainer will advance Vaya Health's goals for all members in accordance with the organization's Behavioral Health and I/DD Tailored Plan, Medicaid Direct Prepaid Health Plan, and other applicable contracts. The Peer Trainer also provides community outreach and education regarding benefits, supports and services available through Vaya Health and its network. The Peer Trainer will assist in the development and dissemination of approved educational materials, in partnership with other departments of Vaya Health, throughout the catchment area. The Peer Trainer will help organize, plan, and present at community forums aimed at educating members and stakeholders. The Peer Trainer may participate in committees or community collaboratives as assigned. The Peer Trainer will have other specific outreach responsibilities depending on their lived experience. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Community Education and Outreach: The Peer Trainer is required to develop educational presentations related to Vaya Health's service system. This position will facilitate Vaya Health's NC Peer Support Specialist Training and other recovery-related trainings throughout the catchment area. The Peer Trainer will provide education and outreach incorporating best practice and cultural competence. This position will also assist in the development and facilitation of various community events and presentations throughout the catchment area with particular emphasis on reducing stigma. This position will assist in organizing and participating in recovery and awareness focused events in the catchment area. The Peer Trainer assists with coordinating Vaya's Peer Learning Communities. Peer Trainers distribute approved educational materials throughout the communities Vaya serves. The Peer Trainer is required to maintain reports that document activities conducted and members/stakeholders reached. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:High school diploma or GED is required for this position. Bachelor's degree in Human Services preferred. Preference will also be given to applicants who are Certified Peer Support Specialists and WRAP Facilitators. Lived experience with mental health and/or substance use disorders, with receipt of services and supports as a member is required. MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Decision making skills are needed.
    • Physical demands include transporting and set-up of training materials and event displays.
    • Maintain appropriate boundaries and professionalism with peers, health plan members, and community stakeholders.
    • Travel to trainings, events, and meetings
    • Self-care to support appropriate sharing of own lived experience and offset potential intensity of peers' sharing during trainings or events.

      KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & ABILITIES:The Peer Trainer must:
      • Have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use disorders, with receipt of services and supports as a member
      • Have an active NC Peer Support Specialist certification in good standing
        • Have a good foundation of knowledge about the service system, past and present
        • Have knowledge of the methods and principals of recovery and person centered thinking
        • Demonstrate good relational/customer service skills
        • Establish appropriate and respectful relationships/partnerships with persons with a wide range of disabilities and their families
        • Have the ability to interact professionally and effectively with persons who express intense emotions or share stories of traumatic experiences
        • Have knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies which govern human services
        • Express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in written form
        • Work as a team member and under the direction of the Member Engagement Manager
          • Travel throughout Vaya's catchment area to facilitate trainings and attend assigned community events SALARY: Depending on qualifications & experience of candidate. This position is non-exempt and is eligible for overtime compensation.
            DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open Until Filled
            APPLY: Vaya Health accepts online applications in our Career Center, please visit Vaya Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Vaya Health, Asheville , Peer Trainer, Human Resources , Asheville, North Carolina

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