AltaPointe Health Systems

Family Peer Specialist, Part Time (Sylacauga)

Job Locations US-AL-Sylacauga
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/5/2023 9:25 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
AltaPointe Site
Adult & Child Outpatient Services - Sylacauga
Entry Level, Behavioral
Position Type
Part Time
3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. - most weekdays with flexibility to work weekends


Children's Outpatient Services provides treatment for children and adolescents and their families and is intended to improve and maintain a child’s or an adolescent’s stability in the community. Treatment focuses on problem resolution, symptom reduction, stabilization and/or prevention of movement to a higher level of care. Services include individual, family and group therapy, medication evaluation and management, case management, in home intervention, case consultation and summer day treatment services. The type of treatment is highly variable and depends upon the individual’s existing symptoms and developmental level.



Essential Functions:

  • Participates in one-on-one meetings or treatment team meetings to discuss ideas, difficulties, suggestions, and expectations
  • Provides social interaction, both individually and as a group, to help participant's families develop insight into mental illness
  • Promotes recovery-oriented skills to help achieve goals created in the treatment plan
  • Provides support activities that build on the strengths and resiliency traits of parents/primary caregivers
  • Establishes linkages that result in the participant's family/caregiver's active use of resources in the community
  • Assists participant's family/caregivers in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy and advocates on behalf of participants when needed
  • Assists staff and participants in understanding recovery and share unique experiences leading toward rehabilitation
  • Serve as a role model to help staff in understanding recovery and share unique experiences leading toward habilitation
  • Conducts community meetings with participants
  • Plans and conducts family peer support groups focusing on topics related to recovery
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Clinical Record Keeping: 

  • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
  • Documents legibly and in a clear and concise manner
  • Documents individualized participant responses to services provided

Supervision and Consultation:

  • Seeks supervision and consultation as needed
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
  • Actively works to enhance skills
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings as required

Courteous and respectful towards consumers, visitors and co-workers:

  • Treats participants with care, dignity and compassion
  • Respects participants's privacy and confidentiality
  • Is pleasant and is cooperative with others
  • Assists participants and visitors as needed
  • Personal values don't inhibit ability to relate and care for others
  • Is sensitive to the participant's needs, expectations and individual differences
  • Is gentle and calm with participants and families

Administrative and Other Related Duties as Assigned:

  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
  • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Follows AltaPointe policies and procedures
  • Attends appropriate in-service training and other workshops



High school diploma or equivalent required

Must be 23 years of age or older, maintain a valid Alabama driver's license, and must have proof of current liability insurance

Must be a parent or primary caregiver who has raised or currently raising a child/young adult with emotional, behavioral, mental health or substance abuse needs

Must be a parent or primary caregiver who has experience with navigating at least two child-serving systems (IEP, DHR, juvenile court system) 

Must be willing to identify as parent/caregiver of a recipient of mental health services and speak openly regarding personal experiences

Ability to work flexible hours

Ability to attend Department of Mental Health approved Family Peer Specialist training for certification 


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