Title: Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist
Work Unit: Park County Sheriff Office
Supervisor: Park County Sheriff or designee
Clinical Supervisor: L’esprit Mental Health Center, clinical supervision based on one hour per every 20 hours worked
Pay Grade: Pay Grade – 8 $16.52 - $20.33 per hour
Position hours - .5 - .8 FTE Full Time Equivalent – 20 – 32 hours per week. This grant funded position will be funded through December 2023.
A Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist provides flexible, community-based peer support services that are designed to promote the recovery, empowerment and community integration of individuals who have severe behavioral health challenges. This is a 0.5 - .8 (20 – 32 hours per week) FTE position working alongside law enforcement and other community partners with mobile crisis response providing Peer Support services during mental health emergencies and crisis intervention. This position is also providing prevention efforts through relationship building and follow up care for individuals at risk of mental health crisis. The goal of this position is to provide appropriate care for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, that diverts individuals from the Montana State Hospital, jail or emergency department and instead de-escalates and stabilizes individuals in the community whenever possible and in the least restrictive and most supportive environment possible.
Essential functions: These duties are the essential functions and are not all-inclusive of all duties that the incumbent performs:
Education and Experience
High School diploma, GED or HiSET. Experience with the Montana court system or experience working with law enforcement is preferred. Demonstrated skills on personal computers preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Montana State Board of Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist certification – Active
Current Montana Driver’s License and be subject to random drug testing in the Drug Test Network per Park County participation.