IDD Peer Support Mentor

Work Schedule:  Monday-Friday hours vary

Position Classification:  Part-time

Position Summary:

This position is a IDD Peer Support Mentor. This professional’s life experience with Intellectual/Developmental services provides expertise that professional training cannot replicate. The IDD peer support mentor is a fully integrated team member who provides highly individualized and group services and promotes the self-determination and shared decision-making abilities of beneficiaries.

 

Essential Job Functions:

1.     Provides coaching, mentoring, and consultation to the beneficiary to promote self- advocacy and self-direction.

2.     Models recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness and resilience.

3.     Supports and empowers the individual to exercise his or her legal rights within the community.

4.     Build trust and establish rapport, by using person centered dialogue to effectively communicate with individual being supported.

5.     Assist individuals during life transitions by educating them about systems, processes, and resources.

6.     Facilitate communication when needed between parents/caregivers and health care providers to ensure needs are adequate and met in a timely manner.

7.     Provide resource materials and directories to help individuals identify relevant services and sources.

8.     Perform outreach and engage with individuals to ensure information being provided is meeting their needs and progress is being made.

9.     Plan, organize, and conduct group trainings or workshops.

10.  Facilitate meetings and connections with individuals to promote self-care, strengthen social connections, and decrease isolation.

                 11.  Prepares and submits documentation accurately and on time.

12.  Ensures incident reports are prepared and submitted on time.

13.  Maintains regular attendance and punctuality, manages use of PTO time, and follows all policies and procedures regarding time off.

14.  Follows all ESUCP Policies and Procedures.

15.  Demonstrates Easter Seals valued behaviors of Accountability, Commitment and Caring as appropriate to position.

16.  Completes required training within prescribed timeframes.

17.  Other duties as assigned.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

None

 

Minimum Qualifications:

1.     A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency required.

2.     Must be a certified IDD Peer Mentor.

3.     Excellent oral and written communication skills.

4.     Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and assign priorities.

 

Equipment Used:

Telephone, Copier, Calculator, Fax, Motor Vehicle, Personal computer and related word processing and spreadsheet software

 

Essential physical requirements:

1.     Must possess the visual acuity to develop written correspondence and determine accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.

2.     Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of talking, hearing, sitting for long periods of time and performing repetitive motions, such as using a computer.

3.     Must be able to speak audibly, write legibly and perform repetitive motions such as typing.

 

Environment:

Work is done in office, homes and other community settings. 

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