Peer Specialist (Comal County MH)

Website Hill Country MHDD Centers

At Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center our vision is to empower people, foster hope, support choice, and celebrate success.


Help us help others:

A Peer Specialist is someone with their own lived experience with mental health challenges who is far enough along in their recovery to work in a professional environment and walk alongside others as they navigate their recovery journey.

Candidates must be willing and able to:

  • Share their recovery story with incoming and current clientele as a way of inspiring HOPE that people can and do recover from the life disruptions often associated with mental health challenges.
  • Provide practical, real-world support in coping with life’s day to day demands through modeling and coaching approaches to mental health recovery.
    ** A Current Certification as a Mental Health Peer Specialist is Preferred, but not required **

Hill Country MHDD Centers will pay for the Mental Health Peer Specialist certification training ($650) for a candidate that comes to the table with a working knowledge of what peer support is and is not.

A qualified candidate will recognize Peer Support as a profession as well as an ongoing effort to promote change within the system of care by advocating for person-centered care and honoring the voice and choice of service participants.

To learn more please complete the online self-assessment and orientation then fill out and save the attestation that you have completed the self-assessment and orientation and upload along with your resume.

You will get to:

  • Promote the value of self-help, peer support and personal empowerment to foster recovery.
  • Coach individuals in positive skill-building techniques for improved life management (e.g., problem solving, identifying and overcoming fears and negative self-talk).
  • Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies
  • Organize, plan, and facilitate, peer support groups
  • Effectively manage conflict, promote change and growth, and inspire the development of all individuals served
  • Look for growth opportunities in the system of care, and voice growth and development ideas to supervisor to continuously improve services provided through peer support
  • Develop meaningful, innovative group engagement activities, based on the needs of the individuals of the group; with a “Whole Health” approach
  • Manage schedule to keep individuals served informed and updated on activities
    Assist with outreach

You’ll definitely need:

  • To be far enough along in your own recovery journey to walk alongside others on their journey.
  • Computer skills to utilize our Electronic Health Record to submit timely and accurate documentation.
  • A High School Diploma/GED
  • A valid Texas driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred, but not required

We’ll also want you to:

  • Employ excellent verbal and written communication skills to engage and report effectively.
  • Maintain a well-organized schedule and travel as necessary to ensure completion of duties.
  • Maintain accurate and timely collaborative documentation with adherence to HIPPA regulations.
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation and collaborate with youth and families served to develop treatment planning.
  • Adapt approach to meet all types of communication styles and personalities while effectively implementing solutions that work.
  • Employ excellent verbal and written communication skills to engage, instruct, and manage team and collaborate with individuals and families. Review team documentation.
  • Maintain a well-organized schedule while allowing room for flexibility and adjustments with up to 25% travel.
  • Sustain a calm demeanor when under pressure to handle sometimes difficult situations.
  • Provide exemplary customer service and care to individuals with their best interest at heart.
  • Work autonomously to complete assignments within community and HHSC standards with a high level of quality.
  • Work cooperatively with others and be punctual and consistent in attendance because your people will rely on you!

We’re excited to provide:

  • Employer paid PPO health insurance plan for full time employees making less than $40,000 per year, with option to add dependents.
  • PPO dental plans and vision insurance options for healthy teeth and eyes.
  • Employer paid life insurance.
  • 401(a) plan, employer matches your contributions dollar for dollar up to 8% of your salary.  You are 100% vested after 3 years of service
  • 457/403(b) plan, employees are immediately eligible to contribute pre-tax earnings.
  • Generous paid time off for fun and vacations plus paid sick time for whether you’re under the weather or for personal wellness days.
  • Authentic and caring environment where folks care about each other.

We can pay you:

$15.52 per hour plus good karma for doing good in the world.

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