Axis Health System is a private, nonprofit healthcare organization established in 1960, providing healthcare to residents of Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Dolores and San Juan counties. Axis Health System provides the care people need when they need it.
If you are a dedicated professional who aspires to be part of an innovative culture and are interested in mission-driven healthcare, Axis Health System is a great fit for you.
The Peer Support Specialist position works 20 hours per week with the Assertive Community Treatment team in all locations. The purpose of this job to support patients as advocates within the community, assist in linkage, referrals and housing as needed. The peer support specialist assists patients in identifying and building social skills that will facilitate and support their desire for recovery. This position educates patients on behavioral health wellness strategies and empowers individuals and families to achieve their health goals. This position helps bridge communications between patients and providers by working in collaboration with ACT Staff in providing peer support to patients. This position operates within the spirit and structure of an advocate and makes appropriate patient referrals as needed, including but not limited to Emergency Services personnel.
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