Mental Health Association of SCK Certified Peer Specialist in Wichita, Kansas
The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is responsible for utilizing his/her own recovery story to help consumers to develop skills necessary to recovery. The goal of peer support is for the consumer to regain control of his/her own life and recovery process by helping consumers to develop a network for information/support, assisting consumers to regain the ability to make independent choices and take a proactive role in treatment, and assisting consumers with identification and response to precursors/triggers of mental health symptoms. The CPS will demonstrate competency in recovery and the ability to self-manage symptoms with on-going coping skills. The CPS will be expected to provide the majority of consumer contact in community locations that concur with where the consumer lives, works, attends school, and/or socializes. Must be willing to attend the CPS Basic Training class and must pass the certification exam and receive CPS certification. The CPS must be at least 18 years old and is expected to be reliable and possess the ability to interact and communicate effectively (verbal and written) with supervisors, co-workers, and consumers.
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