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Catholic Health Initiatives Peer Specialist in COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa

Peer Specialist


Requisition #: 2019-R0259588

Post Date: Nov 21, 2019

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72


CHI Health is a regionalhealth network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of theChurch while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, thecombined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral healthfacilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraskaand southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce ofthis network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primaryteaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscalyear 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantifiedcommunity benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education andresearch. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley,Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents ofNebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online


  • Assistsconsumer in articulating personal goals for recovery.

  • Assistsconsumer in determining the objectives the consumer needs to take in orderto reach his or her recovery goals.

  • Determinesinterventions based on consumer’s recovery/life goals.

  • Observesprogress consumers make toward meeting objectives.

  • Utilizesspecific interventions necessary to assist consumers in meeting theirrecovery goals.

  • Leadsas well as teaches consumers how to facilitate Peer Specialist RecoveryGroups

  • Assistsconsumers in setting up and sustaining self-help (mutual support) groups.

  • Assistsconsumers in creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).

  • Utilizesand teaches problem solving techniques with individuals and groups.

  • Teachesconsumers how to identify and combat negative self-talk.

  • Teachconsumers how to identify and overcome fears.


Education and Experience

Preferred : Living and following a recovery module based on individual needs. Role Model competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills

Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.


Required: Nebraska Peer Specialist certification

BLS or BLS instructor certification required upon hire

Will obtain the following within six (6) months of employment:

-Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting-APS – IA only



Physical and mental health, emotional maturity and interpersonal competence. Demonstrated ability to effect planned change in a positive manner. Able to work with a interdisciplinary team. Able to appropriately resolve conflict and crisis situations. Demonstrated ability to seek opportunities for personal and professional growth. An understanding of normal and abnormal development across the life span.

Provides recoverytraining and outreach and support to individuals receiving mental healthservices in the community. Works with individuals and groups providinghope, encouragement, support, self determination, and connection to thecommunity. Assists in implementing creating a recovery environment. Actsas an advocate for the needs and rights of every person.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0259588

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Market: CHI Health

About Us

We are excited to share that CHI was named as one of America’s Best Employers 2019, by Forbes. Clickhereto learn more.

Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic