Peer Support Specialist

Peer Support Specialist

Peer Support Specialist

Benefits:

  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Generous leave time package
  • Mileage Reimbursement

Responsibilities:

Peer specialist services provide individuals with opportunities to support, mentor and assist beneficiaries to achieve community inclusion, participation, independence, recovery, resiliency and/or productivity.  Peers are individuals who have a unique background and skill level from their experience in utilizing services and supports to achieve their personal goals of community membership, independence and productivity.  Peers have a special ability to gain trust and respect of other beneficiaries based on shared experience and perspectives with disabilities and with planning and negoitiating human services systems.

Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent preferred but other attributes such as organizational skills, experience with mental illness or other disabilities may qualify an individual for this position.
  • Employee must be a consumer. Status as primary consumer is preferable; secondary consumer status is acceptable. 
  • One or more years of relevant mental health experience.  
  • Good communication skills are required and ability to teach and relate to mental health consumers.   
  • Lived experience with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders valued. 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record as determined by the agency.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $14.75/Hourly


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