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Peer Advocate, Sarasota FACT Team

Company: Centerstone
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Mental Health Consumer with 2 years college in Human Services area, or 2 years college in unrelated field with one year experience working with adults with mental disorders, or high school diploma with one year experience working with adults with mental disorders. May have related training with one year experience working with adults with mental illnesses. Working includes volunteer hours. Valid Florida Driver s License with good driving record and valid auto insurance.


Develop therapeutic rapport with clients and demonstrate a recovery oriented approach. Facilitate individual and group session s aid in development of therapeutic relationships.

Provide case management services to an assigned group of individuals. Assume primary responsibility for assessing family strengths, challenges, and needs.

Obtains collateral information and collaborates with clients families, support systems, outside providers and involved agencies regarding progress in treatment and continuity of care.

Demonstrate knowledge of community resources to assist individuals in accessing and learning about related community resources and ancillary services.

Referrals Complete, document and follow up on referrals including collateral contacts, discharges, etc.

Other Related Duties Peer reviews, consultation, treatment team meetings, collaborate with community partners, adhere to departmental and agency policies, procedure, and processes, state reporting, etc.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/Physical Demands: Peer Advocates are required to work in the field in different environments. If employed in hospitals/offices, work in clean, well-lit establishments, but they can be exposed to various health conditions. Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during work hours. Is subject to frequent interruptions. Is involved with clients, residents, family members, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., in a behavioral health setting. The job can be very challenging.

POSITION TYPE, EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK AND TRAVEL: This is a full-time position, and the expected work hours are 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday - 8:30-5:00. Some early morning, evening and weekend hours when needed. Travel is required.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

TIME TYPE:Full time

Delivering Care that Changes People's Lives starts with our employees. As a Centerstone employee there are many perks to enjoy. Below are just some of the great benefits you might be eligible for with Centerstone.


* Medical Coverage

* Dental Coverage

* Vision Coverage

* Flexible Spending Account

* Health Savings Account

* Short Term Disability

* Long Term Disability - Company Paid

* Wellness Programs - Company Paid


* Competitive Compensation Packages

* Life Insurance - Company Paid

* Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance - Company Paid

* 403b Retirement Plan with Company Funded Matching

* Retirement and Financial Planning Services

* Employee Discounts including Dell Computers, Verizon Wireless, Liberty Mutual, Costco, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car

* Loan Forgiveness options through federal programs (National Health Service Corps & Public Service Loan Forgiveness)


* At Centerstone training is one of our highest priorities. We provide company paid professional training for various skills, certifications, and continuing education

* Opportunities for growth and movement - We encourage our employees to consider new growth opportunities with us and have a 5 state footprint for those looking to relocate geographically

* Leadership Academy for our rising stars, supervisors, and leaders

* Centerstone Research Institute and Center for Clinical Excellence teach provide staff with industry best practices and processes


* Paid Time Off - Generous PTO for Vacations, Illness, Personal Days, Etc. (Paid Holidays)

* Flexible Work Schedules to promote a Healthy Work Life Balance

* Employee Assistance Program - assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being

Centerstone is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Centerstone, Sarasota , Peer Advocate, Sarasota FACT Team, IT / Software / Systems , Sarasota, Florida

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