Frontier Health
  • Johnson City, TN, USA
  • Full Time
  • Victory Center Johnson City

SUMMARY:  Purpose is to provide the My Health, My Choice, My Life initiative throughout East Tennessee to individuals who live with mental illness, substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders, regardless of which agency provides the services.  The My Health, My Choice, My Life program consists of coaching activities, as well as coordinating the implementation of a six (6) session workshop.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by programmatic and administrative supervisor and other management, as required. This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Education: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.

Certification: Ability to become Certified Peer Specialist within one (1) year of hire required; Certified Peer Specialist preferred.

Experience: Must be a person with lived experience in the mental health system.  Must demonstrate a personal commitment to a healthy lifestyle.  Experience in providing trainings is required.  Experience in providing social and recreation activities is desirable.  Experience serving people with mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders is desirable.

Physical: Hearing of normal and soft tones.  Close eye work.  Lifting up to 50 pounds.  Pushing/Pulling up to 150 pounds.  Frequent sitting, driving, standing, walking, bending, stooping and reaching. 

EQUIPMENT:

Computer, fax, copier and other equipment to perform functions of job.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Peer Wellness Coaching responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Implements the goals in Mental Health Planning Region 1 of the My Health, My Choice, My Life program of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health, Office of Consumer Wellness Programs as specified in Frontier Health's contract including Region 1 as part of the statewide goal to improve the physical health behaviors and physical health status of 2,352 adults Tennesseans with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders by the year 2015.
  2. Completes the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) training at a date and location to be determined.
  3. Completes the process to be certified as a Master Trainer after co-leading two (2) CDSMP workshops.
  4. Conducts at minimum two (2) Peer Leader trainings a year.
  5. Supervises and oversees Peer Leaders within Mental Health Planning Region 1.
  6. Delivers the six (6) session My Health, My Choice, My Life program to at minimum two (2) Peer Support Centers or Addictions Peer Recovery Support Centers per quarter (minimum of eight (8) per year).
  7. Delivers at least one (1) outreach presentation each quarter to educate traditional and non-traditional community partners including, but not limited to, group home operators, social service mental health providers, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and local health care and wellness providers in the assigned region.       The purpose of these presentations shall be to educate participants on the My Health, My Choice, My Life program.
  8. Coordinates with the Peer Support Center Director of each site to ensure each participant in the My Health, My Choice, My Life program receives timely transportation to and from the facility where the program is being offered.
  9. Identifies participants who appear to need individualized assistance, whether due to cultural issues, reading difficulties, or disability, and provides the appropriate assistance.
  10. Works with each program participant to identify a health care home, and if the participant has not had a physical within the last year, works with them to schedule an appointment for a physical.
  11. Provides support to members engaging with primary care physicians and/or health care homes, as needed.
  12. Participates in a series of training sessions conducted by Centerstone Research Institute on program evaluation and assessments.
  13. Administers several assessment tools, including the National Outcomes Measures (NOMS) tool, Recovery Assessment Scale, and CDSMP Health Survey at baseline, discharge, and every six (6) months as long as the participant is receiving services as part of the program.       Also administers the Locator Form to all participants at baseline.
  14. Tracks and monitors daily process measures of program participants.
  15. Inputs assessment data and daily process measures into an on-line project management dashboard.
  16. Collaborates with the Peer Support Center Director of each site to coordinate weekly health and wellness activities with each Peer Support Center at which the My Health, My Choice, My Life program is currently, or has been, offered.
  17. Facilitates and participates in community collaboration efforts that facilitate the achievement of these goals.
  18. Supervises the Peer Leaders in a manner that is consistent with Frontier Health's standards and that facilitates the people in those positions meeting the Peer Leaders' Guidelines.
  19. Adheres to the Certified Peer Specialist Code of Ethics.
  20. Participates in a weekly planning meeting with the State's Director of Consumer Wellness Programs.
  21. Participates in monthly in-person supervision meetings with (host agency) Supervisor and the State's Director of Consumer Wellness Programs.
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