Experience 2 Years
Industry Behavioral Health
SUMMARY: The Peer Support Specialist assists individuals with substance abuse and/or mental health problems in developing skills and competencies needed to successfully build a personal support network and to live and work competitively in the community. The role of the Peer Support Specialist is to provide recovery support, consumer education, consumer intervention, and consumer advocacy. The Peer Support Specialist also provides the consumer perspective to recovery and empowers the consumer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide recovery support to consumers
- Conducts skills building groups and other activities as assigned by the supervisor
- Acts as an appropriate role model for consumers
- Provides coaching and mentoring services to consumers as assigned by the supervisor
- Acts as a consumer advocate
- Attends and participates in training activities, staff meetings, and supervisory sessions as required by the agency
- Participates in Performance Improvement activities as required by the agency
EDUCATION AND OR EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D). Must be a current or former substance abuse or mental health care service recipient. Must have reliable means of transportation, engaged in own recovery for a minimum of one year demonstrated by an effort of self-directed recovery and not a current recipient of residential care. Certification in CRPS is a plus and will be encouraged.