Mental Health Peer Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • $14 an hour USD / Year
  • Salary: $14 an hour

Homeward Bound

Full Job Description
Homeward Bound, a mental health and substance use facility, is currently looking for a mental health peer specialist to work with peers who are on site in the crisis, detox, and substance use residential units.

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to,

Assisting in the orientation process for peers receiving mental health or co-occurring disorder services.
Educating and engaging individuals in the Wellness Recovery Action Plan process as a means to recognize triggers and signs of relapse.
Accompanying peers as they transition to community integration and continue the process towards their recovery goals.
Providing education and advocacy in the community to promote awareness of mental health disorders while recognizing both the successes and challenges the disorders can present.
Participating in treatment team discussions about individuals served and provide insight to the team about strengths, accomplishments, and obstacles in the recovery process.
Providing instruction and support to peers in the development of coping skills.
Assisting peers with their discharge plan and reintegration into the community.
Facilitating life skills groups as scheduled with a minimum of one a week.
Initiating and maintaining chart documentation on each peer.
Developing a working knowledge of housing options and resources and increasing collaborative relationships with staff connected with each option.
Transporting peers to medical appointments, job sites, meetings, social activities, discharge locations, and other places as needed.
Assisting peers in acquiring their birth certificate, social security card, identification card, and other documentation.
Assisting peers in preparing for interviews and acquiring jobs.
Being prepared to therapeutically intervene in potential crisis situations.
Candidates for this job will have personal experience with at least one diagnosable mental health disorder, be able to become adept working with peers who have experienced significant amounts of trauma, participate in annual trainings including CPR and First Aid, obtain a TB test, have a valid Texas driver’s license and personal liability insurance, and attend a mental health peer specialist training within 90 days of hire.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $14.00 per hour


Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

8 hour shift
Work Location: One location

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