Mental Health Peer Specialist Program Coach

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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POSTED:    03-18-2024

CLOSES:    03-28-2024



EXTENDED TITLE:    Mental Health Peer Specialist Program Coach

SALARY: GR. B23 – ($4963.63 / Monthly)


UNIT/DEPT:    Reentry and Integration Division

PAYROLL JOB#:    017194

*Longevity Pay
*Regular Service Retirement
*Telephonic Interviews Will Not Be Accepted
*Work Site Visits Will Not Be Conducted
*No Study Material
*Moderate Overnight Travel


1. Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by
an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation (CHEA) or by the United States Department of
Education (USDE). Major course work in Psychology, Social Work,
Medicine, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Counseling, Sociology, Human
Growth and Development, Physician Assistant, Gerontology, Special
Education, Educational Psychology, Early Childhood Education, or
Early Childhood Intervention.

2. Two years full-time, wage-earning criminal justice, program
administration, public administration, mental health service, or
social service experience.

3. Experience in a governmental program preferred.

4. Experience with grant implementation and reporting preferred.

5. Peer support experience preferred.

6. Must have or be able to obtain credentialing as a Peer Specialist
Supervisor (PSS) with the Texas Certification Board within six months
of employment.

Must maintain valid license(s) for continued employment in position.

**The salary for an ERS Retiree (or non-contributing member) will
be $4,848.67.**

The following Military Occupational Specialty codes are generally
applicable to this position. Applicants must fully complete the
summary of experience to determine if minimum qualifications are met.
00, 13, 25, 29, 34, 35, 37, 59, 65, 67, 70, 71, OAR14, 89, 02, 03, 08,
18, 26, 59, 63, 72, 73, 06, SDI, RI, 16, 41

**This position may be located in one of the following locations:
Austin, Huntsville, or Arlington**


**This position is a temporary position grant-funded through
09/30/2025. Continued employment is contingent upon adequate
funding and the need for the position as determined by the agency.**



*Outside applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment.*

Applicants must submit the State of Texas Application For Employment and the applicable supplement for outside applicants (PERS 282) or current TDCJ employees (PERS 598) to the contact person listed on the job posting. Applications can be submitted through the TDCJ website, the Work In Texas website, fax, mail, email, or hand delivered. If submitted through Work in Texas, the supplement must also be submitted to the contact person. Faxed applications must be complete and legible in order to be considered and must not have been sent from a fax machine located at a TDCJ unit or department. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to the contact person’s email address.

Selections Team One
Human Resources Headquarters
2 Financial Plaza, STE 600
Huntsville, TX   77340
PH (936-437-4141)

EMAIL ([email protected])

Applications must be received by the contact person by 5:00PM on 03-28-2024. A complete job description and all application forms may be obtained at the above address or by viewing the Job Description. Job Descriptions are available in PDF format which maybe read with the free Adobe Reader.

*Equal Opportunity Employer*

*Authority is granted on or after: 04-01-2024*

JD: 03-12-2024

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