Certified Peer Support Specialist

Community Medical Services (CMS)

Certified Peer Support Specialist
Job LocationsUS-TX-San Antonio

ID 2024-2624

Category Customer Support/ Administrative
Overview
Shift: Monday-Friday 5:30AM-1:30PM with rotating Saturdays 7AM-10AM

 

Community Medical Services (CMS) is hiring a substance abuse Peer Support Specialist to assist patients recovering from addictions to opioids and other illicit substances. You will use your personal recovery experience to provide ongoing guidance, coaching, and support to individuals seeking—or in active—recovery with us.

 

As you join our mission to help those suffering from substance use disorders reclaim their lives, expect to thrive in a comfortable, welcoming, and fun environment where you are valued for the work you do, championed by passionate leaders, and equipped with the tools and ongoing training you need to achieve your goals.

 

Along the way, we’ll invest in your well-being through a benefits package that includes:

Subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance
Health savings account
Short and long-term disability insurance
Life insurance
Paid sick, vacation, and holiday time
401K retirement plan with match
Tuition and CME reimbursement up to 100%
Employee assistance program to support your mental health and wellness
Ongoing professional development

Responsibilities

We’re looking for someone who:

Has lived experience with a substance use disorder and is living in recovery.
Is comfortable working in a wide range of settings, including any CMS clinic location, community-based outpatient setting, or correctional health facility.
Is open to, and available for, occasional weekend and holiday shifts.

To thrive in this role, you must be able to:

Assist clients in identifying effective coping techniques, self-help strategies, and increasing social support networks.

Maintain confidentiality and adhere to professional standards.
Draw from prior behavioral health experience, either as a recipient of services, a family member of someone receiving services, or a primary caregiver of a service recipient.
Provide clinical support, including assessments, to special populations and projects.
Promote harm reduction and recovery in group settings.
Travel (with reimbursement) up to 25% of the time to various CMS clinic locations and community events.
Communicate CMS program and assessment information to community-based service providers.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED (required)
Associate Degree with an emphasis in Human Services, Counseling and Psychology (preferred)
Peer Support or RSS training certificate required
Experience with substance abuse, serious mental illness, and/or general mental health (required)
Valid Driver License and Motor Vehicle Clearance (clean driving record for 39 months).
Knowledge of behavioral management, de-escalation methods, crisis intervention, and defusing techniques to prevent harmful behavior to self or others with the ability to apply these techniques to a client population in various levels of crisis.
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