Peer Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Houston, TX
  • $17-18.50 USD / Hour
  • Full Time
  • Houston, TX
  • $17-18.50 USD / Hour

Eco-Life Employment Group

Peer Specialist- Scattered Site Housing
Reports to: Director of Supportive Services

Job Description:

Provide peer/general support to persons exiting long-term homelessness who also experience multiple disabling conditions (including substance use and serious mental illness)Grocery/Hygiene/Necessities shopping for client
Occasional food prep
Demonstrate how to complete basic household chores such as laundry or cleaning.
Utilize public transportation with clients to navigate to and from external appointments.
Maintain daily in-person contact with clients with open availability.
Offer supportive listening and feedback to client when client presents mental and emotional distress and assist with providing conflict resolution, if needed.
Coordinate socializing activities.
Assist with housing inspections.
Participate in staff meetings, trainings and supervision recommended by Director of Supportive Services
Ensure that clients living spaces remain habitable and communicate any concerns with Case Managers
Document all client interactions into HMIS electronic database.
Other duties assigned


Reliable transportation and willingness to utilize public transportation when needed.
Willingness to adhere to The Principles of Harm Reduction & Housing first
Personal experience with substance abuse, mental illness and/or homelessness preferred.
Basic familiarity with technology
Ability to document shifts (read and write)
Maturity to extend self to clients in need for emotional support but also draw clear boundaries for clients.
Work hours are flexible but availability on occasional evenings and weekends are expected.

Up to 40 hours/Week per the needs of the organization

Non-traditional hours can be accommodated to allow for classes or other circumstances with the approval of management.

This position is grant-funded and is dependent on funding renewal. Clinical supervision for LMSW’s is available as part of benefits.

Our Client is an inclusive workplace and actively upholds our non-discrimination policies which include, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion, age, disabling condition/s (including mental illness) and all federally protected populations.

Health insurance, life insurance, retirement, paid time off, paid holidays (ten per year including Veterans Day and Juneteenth), cell phone stipend, mileage and equipment included as part of employment benefit package. Background checks will be conducted, with the understanding that they do not inherently disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment, as Our Clientis committed to embracing the principle of affording individuals second opportunities.

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