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Under the supervision of a licensed social worker this position assists other individuals with chemical dependency or mental disorders.
This position is working as a mental health peer specialist on the UNI WarmLine and/or Mobile outreach team. The UNI WarmLine provides phone support to callers needing emotional support and a caring response from someone who understands their challenges. The UNI mobile outreach team peer specialist works with a licensed clinician on UNI Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams. This position includes going into the community to help provide crisis intervention, stabilization, and triage. Peer specialists are an integral part of the crisis service teams and assist the licensed clinician and work closely with individuals in crisis to support their recovery and provide peer mentoring.
Candidates must either be certified or meet the qualifications to become certified as a peer specialist by the Utah State Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Please review these qualifications by visiting the state division of substance abuse and mental health website for certified peer specialist information:
This position provides a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment for psychiatric patients and assists with the provision of basic patient care needs.
Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.