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 Peer Support Specialist

Peer Support Specialist is an individual living well in recovery from a serious mental illness. This position uses their recovery story to provide support and assist others in reaching and maintaining their recovery goals. 

Position Summary: Peer Support Specialist assists clients on their recovery journey and is a part of clients’ treatment team. Peer Support Specialist provides peer support services to individuals with serious mental illnesses. Peer Support Specialist functions as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serves as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support for clients. 

Education: High School Diploma or GED required, but a Bachelor’s Degree in a human services field preferred  

Experience/Knowledge: Peer Support Specialist must be in recovery with their own lived experience with a mental health diagnosis. Peer Support Specialist must possess a valid driver’s license, insurance coverage, and reliable transportation as some driving and/or transportation may be required. The position currently meets and or is able to meet all requirements of a nationally standardized peer support training program, including training and satisfactory completion of a competency exam.  The position must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. 

Service Location: Polk County 

Hours: Part Time (10-15 hours per week) 

Job Type: Part-Time 

Pay: $14.00 - $20.00 per hour 

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