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Providence Peer Support Specialist in Valdez, Alaska


Providence is calling a Peer Support Specialist (Variable, 0.0 FTE, On Call) to Providence Valdez Counseling Center in Valdez, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Apply personal experience of recovery and recovery services to complete small projects or conduct a series of tasks with a limited degree of supervision

  • Work with participant to identify, develop, and access supports to increase his/her success in community integration and community inclusion

  • Support and teaches recovery and recovery tools and models personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and hopefulness

  • Facilitate the participant's self-review of progress upon each encounter

  • In partnership with each participant, assess their hopes, strengths, accomplishments and challenges in order to achieve his/her stated goals

  • In partnership with each participant, develops the recovery plan and his/her support system in order to support him/her in becoming self-sufficient

  • Support participants in the self-management of critical or crisis situations

  • Demonstrate personal and interpersonal qualities that support the Core Values of Providence Health & Services. All job functions are carried out in a cooperative and professional manner encouraging a team spirit in and among departments.

  • Support participants in coordinating with or in choosing his/her significant and relevant supports in order to arrange services or resources to achieve his/her goals

  • Implement care/services that recognize age/diversity specific needs/issues of customers served.

  • Assist the individual in preparation and recording of the peer support recovery plan, encounter notes, and other documents that verify service delivery using person-first language, in a timely manner according to established quality and regulatory standards

  • Use one's own recovery experiences to encourage recovery in others

  • Escort participants when necessary and ensures participants' safety when participating in events, visits, and other interactions

  • EHR: Enter participant date in the Electronic Healthcare Record system upon intake

  • Ensure that all participants visits are documented in EHR immediately

  • Ensure that all data is correct by verifying information with the participant on every visit

  • Administrative: Participate in weekly supervision and in team review of documentation of the comprehensive assessment of participants in various life domains

  • Administrative: Create weekly schedule that meets existing program productivity standards and supervision

  • Administrative: Participate in staff meetings and trainings


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Behavioral Health Technician certification through RADACT Center within one (1) year of employment

  • Peer Support Specialist certification within one year of employment

  • Current Alaska Driver's License at time of employment

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Two (2) years of recovery from Substance Use Disorder/Mental Health concerns

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: Alaska-Valdez

Req ID: 276840