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Anthem, Inc.

Peer Support Specialist - Colorado 139535

Anthem, Inc. - Denver, CO

Peer Support Specialist - Colorado 139535

Anthem, Inc



Job #648101727

Peer Support Specialist - Colorado 139535



Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States



Requisition #:


Post Date:

Apr 18, 2018

Your Talent. Our Vision.

At Anthem, Inc.,

it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve atone of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Wellness & Recovery Specialist - Peer Support Specialist -

The Peer Support Specialist is an active member of the CCHA Peer Support and Recovery program and provides peer support services to clients with serious mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders. The Peer Specialist will function as a role model to members; demonstrating expertise in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serves as a consumer advocate, provides consumer information and peer support for members.

The peer specialist performs a range of tasks to engage, motivate and inspire members to participate in their own recovery, regain independence within the community and promote optimal wellness.

Add field based and telephonic

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

Teach and role model the value of the member’s recovery experience.

Models effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.

Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for recovery based services to assist the member in daily living.

Identify opportunities for engagement of members in forming a supportive, peer recovery network.

Assist members in working with their care coordinator or treatment team in self advocacy to determine the steps he/she needs to take in order to achieve these goals and self-directed recovery.

Assist members in setting up and sustaining self-help (mutual support) groups, as well as means of locating and joining existing groups.

Initiates and maintains contact with assigned members to determine members’ engagement and response to services.

Assist members understand Peer Recovery resources available within the local community.

Assist members to identify recovery resources, supports, remove barriers and facilitate connections in local community

Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams as a member advocate in discharge planning education, resolution of barriers, and service transitions.

Acts as a resource for staff on decision making and problem solving as it relates to the peer role.

Utilize tools such as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to assist clients in creating their own individual wellness and recovery plans.

Assist clients in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy

This position requires you to have a Colorado Peer Support Certification at time of application

Role will be a combination of telephonic and field based visits


Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder

The core schedule hours are 8 AM to 5 PM with flexibility to meet business needs as required.

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and is a 2014 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company please visit us at ~~~/careers. EOE. M/F/Disability/Veteran


Associates degree;

2 years of experience in health services or behavioral health field or in a peer support services role,;

or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

Peer Specialist Certification required.

One year experience working as a Peer Support Specialist, after received certification.

Experience working with computers toggling back and forth through multiple screens.

Experience with researching resources

Knowledge of the Recovery process and the ability to facilitate recovery using

established standardized mental health processes.

Knowledge and skill to teach and engage in basic problem solving strategies to

support individual clients in self-directed recovery.

Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of mental illness & substance use disorders.

Knowledge and skill sufficient to use community resources necessary for independent

living and ability to teach those skills to other individuals with severe mental illness.

Knowledge of how to establish and sustain self-help (mutual support) and educational

groups by soliciting input from the mental health consumers on their strengths and


A valid driver’s license



2 year experience working as a Peer Support Specialist, after certification received

Knowledge of care-coordination and case management concepts

Telephonic customer service

Updated 05/01/2018

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Anthem, Inc.


Peer Support Specialist - Colorado 139535 Anthem, Inc. - Denver, CO, United States


Location: Denver, CO

Company Profile:
The company was formed when WellPoint Health Networks Inc. and Anthem, Inc. merged in 2004 to become the nation's leading health benefits company. The parent company originally assumed the WellPoint, Inc. name at the time of the merger. In December 2014, WellPoint, Inc. changed its corporate name to Anthem, Inc. The Anthem brand is built on a foundation of trust – it’s the name consumers are most familiar with as a trusted health care partner through our affiliated health plans. Anthem, Inc. is one of the largest health benefits companies in the United States. Through its affiliated health plans, Anthem companies deliver a number of leading health benefit solutions through a broad portfolio of integrated health care plans and related services, along with a wide range of specialty products such as life and disability insurance benefits, dental, vision, behavioral health benefit services, as well as long term care insurance and flexible spending accounts. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Anthem, Inc. is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving members in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin; and specialty plan members in other states.