Peer Support Services Coordinator, ED Psych Diversion
Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Various Shifts/Hours per ED patient flow
Position Summary: The Peer Support Coordinator works with Emergency Department staff to connect with patients experiencing a drug overdose, or patients who present to the Emergency Department with substance misuse concerns, to assist in linking these patients to resources specializing in substance misuse. Assists the Care Coordination Manager in planning for effective service delivery in accordance with agency policies and contractual agreements. Takes a lead role in connecting community and training services to the population assigned. The ED Diversion Peer Support Coordinator is a person who has self‐identified as being in recovery from a substance use disorder, or co‐occurring disorders of both mental illness and substance use disorder, and is eligible to gain Certified Peer Recovery Specialist status in Tennessee.
Position is grant funded and in FS Regional ED.
Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated certification as required by the issuing authority.
Minimum Experience: Lived experience with substance misuse and 2 years successful recovery.
Licensure Requirement: Certified Peer Recover Specialist, or enrolled.
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