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Providence Peer Support Specialist in Polson, Montana


Providence is calling a Peer Support Specialist (Behavioral Health, Variables, 0.0 FTE) to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, Montana. 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:

  • 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 teach 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 develop 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

  • 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

  • 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 experience 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 include:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Credentialed as a Certified Peer Specialist within 3 months of hire; must possess a valid driver's license

  • Two (2) years of experience in recovery for a minimum of 2 years

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is a 22-bed critical access hospital in beautiful northwest Montana employing nearly 250 employees, including physicians. With expanding services, building renovations and outstanding technology, our community hospital is the heart of medical care in Polson, Montana and the large, sparsely populated surrounding area. We have close ties to Providence St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center, Providence's tertiary center located 66 miles away in Missoula.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

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: Community Service

Location: Montana-Polson

Req ID: 272650