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Peer Counselor, Project Engage, Wilmington

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

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ChristianaCare's Project Engage Program is looking to hire a Full Time Peer Counselor to support the Emergency Department at the Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington, DE.

Project Engage is an early intervention and referral to substance use disorder treatment program designed to help hospital patients who may be struggling with alcohol or druguse.The program collaborates with hospital staff to identify and connect patients with community-based substance use disorder treatment programs and other resources.

The Peer Counselor is a peer with lived experience recovering from a substance use disorder (SUD). S/he is responsible for engaging individuals who present at Christiana Care and who, through screening, are determined to need additional assessment and intervention for their substance use disorder.They will identify SUD treatment resources, make linkages, and provide coaching to ensure that patients are linked to appropriate services upon discharge from the hospital.The Peer Counselor is an individual who has a unique perspective because of his/her own experience with a substance use disorder. S/he must be willing to self-disclose as appropriate and to attend training leading to certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist within one year of hire.

Work Schedule:

Wednesday - Saturday: 11pm- 9:30am.

Key Responsibilities:

Works with Project Engage, Addiction Medicine and hospital caregivers to identify individuals who have signs and symptoms of substance use and conduct brief interventions to screen, assess patient stage of change and, as necessary, link those individuals to SUD treatment in the community following discharge.

Uses lived experience with a SUD to engage and direct individuals who are in the hospital to acknowledge need for treatment and agree to service linkages, and assists in supporting individuals to move ahead on their recovery paths.

Engages patients at the bedside and conducts motivational interviewing to understand patient barriers and direct patient to get the appropriate level of care.

Provides education on the dangers of drug and alcohol use for all patients not ready to receive SUD treatment. This includes educating patients, friends and/or family members on Narcan safety and use and providing Narcan to them.

Assists clients in setting goals based on their individual needs assessments, and in identifying steps to achieve their goals.

Assess patient stage of change and help clients to accept help which emphasizes their strengths by sharing their own personal story and provide mutual support, hope, reassurance and advocacy

Provides recovery coaching to clients regarding their symptoms and the effects of trauma and trauma history, and helps them to develop positive coping skills and linkages to obtain and stay in treatment

Provides support, education and consultation with patient's family members.

Provides concrete support and assistance as needed, including assistance to call and make appointments, and facilitate transportation (warm handoff) to the receiving facility on the day of hospital discharge.

Other duties as assigned.

Benefits & Incentives

Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.

Two retirement planning offerings, including 403(b) with company contributions.

Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out.

12 week paid parental leave.

Tuition assistance

Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets, insurance and much more!
Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent

The Peer Counselor is an individual who has a unique perspective because of his/her own experience with a substance use disorder. S/he must be willing to self-disclose as appropriate and to attend training leading to certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist within one year of hire.

One year experience working in the mental health field in voluntary or paid position.

At ChristianaCare, we are guided by our values of Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering health, not just health care.

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Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posting: 1259091

Posted On: Apr 12, 2024

Updated On: May 12, 2024

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