Peer Support Specialist/UKHC

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Job Title:

Peer Support Specialist/UKHC

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Peer Support Specialist

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Related Experience:

0 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

On occasion, may lift/pull objects up to 25 lbs.


Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Other days and hours as needed.

Job Summary:

The Bluegrass Care Clinic seeks a Peer Support Specialist. Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Peer Support Specialist will initiate contact with identified patients in the clinic and hospital who meet criteria for HIV and/or substance use disorders. Must demonstrate understanding of peers’ experiences and feelings. Relate own recovery story, and with permission, the recovery stories of others to inspire hope. Will follow up with patients via phone, text or email. The Peer Support Specialist will facilitate support groups and meet with patients regularly throughout their treatment for HIV and/or substance use disorders. Will attend clinic staff meetings, document patient encounters appropriately, and assist other clinical staff as needed. Will follow University HIPAA and privacy practices.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Ability to communicate well with others, reliable.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Certified as a Peer Support Specialist preferred. Training as a Peer Support Specialist preferred.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 7/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time