Peer Support Specialist
Job Number: 22-669-11791
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.
Regular, predictable attendance is considered to be an essential requirement for this position. Other duties may be assigned. May require a flexible work schedule.
Integral Care employees are to be committed to fostering an open, inclusive, and supportive environment that welcomes and embraces diversity in all forms. Integral Care defines diversity broadly to include race, ethnicity, abilities (mental/physical), gender, gender identity, immigrant status, language, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, age, and other groups.
Integral Care employees are to strive to maintain a trauma sensitive workplace, to embrace trauma sensitive and informed practices, and to foster a supportive and welcoming environment of care.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
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.
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 w/ Flexibility, Workhours; 9:00am-5:00pm w/ Flexibility
Salary: $20.03 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
Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.
For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)
To apply for this job please visit integralcare.e3applicants.com.