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PACT Peer Support Specialist 

About the Organization Established June 15, 1971, Valley Community Services Board is a publicly funded organization where citizens of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta and Highland Counties can receive Behavioral Health, Substance Use and Developmental Services services. Valley Community Services Board serves as the single point of entry into publicly funded mental health, developmental, and substance use disorder services for these localities.



Valley CSB is a person-centered organization, tailoring treatment to each individual. We value competency and compassion in every service we provide. We are also a resource for educating the public about the nature of mental health, substance use, and developmental disabilities to dispel stereotypes and encourage support for individuals facing those challenges.




Valley Community Services Board is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
 
Open Date 1/25/2021  
Position PACT Peer Support Specialist  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number CLI-21-00004  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 0  
Description

Valley Community Services Board is seeking a dynamic individual to provide Peer Support services to adults in the Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT). Within PACT, the Peer Support Specialist serves as a primary provider of assertive community treatment to seriously mentally ill (SMI) and dually diagnosed individuals. The Peer Support Specialist will bring lived experience, insight and guidance related to their own experience in recovery from mental illness, sharing their own personal recovery journey with clients and empowering clients to engage and succeed in treatment. Specific requirements for Peer Support position are the applicant is or has been a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness. Must be willing to openly identify as a peer in recovery and use personal experiences along with sound judgement, effective communication, and time management skills to deliver services.

The incumbent works closely with other staff using a team approach to enhance psychiatric stability, quality of life, access to available resources and appropriate use of medical services and inpatient care. 

 
Position Requirements

An associate degree or a bachelor’s degree in a human services field and one year direct clinical experience with seriously mentally ill or co-occurring population is preferred. Must hold a valid Virginia driver's license with an acceptable driving record per agency policy. Registration through the Board of Counseling as QMHP-Adult or QMHP-Trainee is required

Benefits Package include 9 paid holidays and generous paid time off package.  Valley CSB provides robust options for insurance, including competitive health insurance and participation in the Virginia Retirement System.   This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus up to $1500.00.

 
Salary Information  
EOE Statement Valley Community Services Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Additional Requirements  

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