Peer Support Specialist
Peer Support Specialist
Job Number: 22-445-11751
Job Summary: The primary responsibility of the Peer Specialist (PS) is to assist clients affected by mental and physical health and/or substance use concerns achieve their desired life outcomes. The PS provides all services in a person-centered, trauma-informed care, and culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. The PS acts as a model of recovery by sharing their lived experience to bring hope and engages clients by providing education, advocacy, and/or outreach. The PS is advanced in their recovery and is willing and able to share their recovery story in a positive, motivational manner. For some units, the PS position is reserved for individuals who have at least one cumulative year of receiving mental health services.
The PS may provide individual or group services. Services provided may include training in recovery strategies, self help, and self-advocacy, accessing healthcare services and community resources, or any other supervisor-approved topic. The PS works collaboratively with a treatment team to support each client’s whole health and recovery goals. The PS performs their job duties in the community and/or clinic.
Peer Specialist Education:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Preferred:Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field.
Peer Specialist License:
Current and valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
Completion of Wellness Recovery Action Planning, NAMI Peer to Peer, and other nationally recognize recovery-based trainings.
Peer Specialist Experience:
At least one cumulative year of receiving mental health community services for some units.
One year of direct client care or customer service experience.
Hours: Full-Time; Monday -Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
Salary: $20.02 – $20.99 an hour.
Sign-on incentive: Integral Care is looking to grow our teams with talented and caring people just like you. Currently, we are offering a $2,000 sign-on incentive for all newly hired employees! All newly hired employees will receive $1,000 on their first paycheck and $1,000 on the paycheck following their six-month anniversary.
Why join us: Integral Care has proudly served Travis county residents for the past 50 years. As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!
Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave
Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
403(b) retirement account
401(a) employer contribution retirement account
Gold’s gym membership discount
To apply for this job please visit integralcare.e3applicants.com.