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(307) 856-9281

Ethete Clinic
(307) 855-2992

Riverton Clinic

Program: Wind River Family & Community Healthcare
Salary: Depends On Experience
Opening Date: 11-25-2020
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Hours: Generally Monday-Friday, 40 Hour Work Week

The Certified Peer Specialist works by sharing their own lived experience and practical guidance, to help clients develop their own goals, create strategies for self empowerment, and take concrete steps towards building fulfilling, self determined lives.

Major Duties:

Assist a client to direct their own recovery and advocacy process;
Facilitate the learning of skills to advance recovery, self determination, and quality of life, utilize client self-determination and decision making;

to teach and support the acquisition and exercise of recovery skills needed for management of symptoms and for navigating systems;
to create self determined recovery and maintenance plans
to utilize natural resources within the community

Strive to maintain client centered practices by integrating family and positive support systems, effectively facilitate groups to promote mutual learning, engagement and integration of community resources such as cultural activities, spirituality and other positive support groups include

Mending Broken Hearts/Grief Recovery
12 Step Medicine Wheel/Wellbriety
Cultural/Traditional Learning
Talking Circles
Population Specific Peer Groups

Understand the impact of trauma and responses to trauma, demonstrate sensitivity and acceptance of individual experiences
Ensuring compliance with relevant regulations including Indian Health Service standards and certifying agency standards
Completes paperwork requirements to maintain quality, up to date clinical records, including progress notes and other relevant information, and enters the necessary information into the electronic health record.
Other duties as assigned


Ability to maintain years of continuous sobriety from drugs and/or alcohol
Ability to maintain dependable attendance, reliability and productivity.
Ability to comprehend and apply technical information.
Ability to promote positive public relations and provide quality customer service.
Ability to provide quality and efficient clerical services.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and WRFCHC employees.
Ability to interpret departmental rules, regulations, laws and WRFCHC policies.
Ability to be a self-starter, complete tasks in a timely manner, and work independently with little or no supervision.
Ability to use professional phone etiquette, attitude and appearance.
Ability to apply efficient application of computer technology, software and office equipment.
Ability to understand and execute complex written and oral instructions.

Knowledge Required:

One who has walked the path of recovery from mental illness and is employed to assist others in their journeys of recovery. Peers promote hope through positive self-disclosure, demonstrating that recovery is possible.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

Certification as a Certified Peer Specialist is to be maintained, 2 consecutive years of recovery of being clean and sober, and along with any supporting certifications such as BLS and other necessary competencies (e.g., ACLS, TNCC, PALS, etc.).

Working Environment:

The work environment involves risks and discomforts of a patient care setting including exposure to communicable diseases, working with office machines, and computers. The demand of computer terminals and keyboards for long periods of time that may cause eye, shoulder, and wrist strain. Work is performed in a smoke-free office setting. There is adequate light, heat, and ventilation in the work area.

Personal Attributes:

The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality and high ethical standards in performing the position. The incumbent needs to be respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible, and demonstrate sound work ethics.

How to Apply:

A complete application must be submitted to WRFCHC HR Department located at 120 North 6th East St, Riverton WY or email to Applications are available on the Wind River Cares website or at the Human Resources Office and will be accepted until 5PM on the closing date (Indian Preference Applies).  Any questions, please contact Susan Apodaca at 307-856-9281, EXT.134