Mental Health Peer Specialist [0895] E

  • Full Time
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • This position has been filled
  • Full Time
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • This position has been filled

Texas Panhandle Centers

Position: Mental Health Peer Specialist [0895] E

Program: Amarillo, Texas – 1115 Waiver-Peer Support

Salary: $14.91/hr.

Shift Available: Full-Time (Monday to Friday; flexible)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Staff will maintain ethical and professional communications at all times using respectful Trauma-Informed Care language
The Mental Health Peer Specialist works in both group and one-on-one setting with individuals who use behavioral health services to produce recovery framing and outreach in a community setting
Shares personal recovery experiences and develops authentic peer-to-peer relationships
Provides education and advocacy within the community that promotes awareness of psychiatric disorders while reducing stigma
Works as part of the recovery team and keeps members informed about the individual’s strengths and obstacles in relation to their recovery goals
Services are provided in both group and individual settings
Required qualifications to be successful in the job:

High school diploma or equivalency (GED)
Must have received mental health services for one (1) year cumulative, for a diagnosis that is treated in the target population for Texas and be active in the process of recovery
If not already certified, Mental Health Peer Specialist certification must be earned within one (1) year from hire date
Must pass all background clearances
Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and be insurable under agency vehicle policy
Must be 18 years or age or older
Preferred qualifications to be successful in the job:

Active status as a Certified Mental Health Peer Specialist, in good-standing
At TPC, passion and meaningful work is rewarded! We offer employees:

Robust benefit offerings – Medical, Urgent Care visits for a low $10 co-pay, Dental, and Vision
Employer Paid Life Insurance (1.5 times employee’s salary)
Staff automatically enrolled into a 457 Retirement Account at 1% of their annual salary. Employer Match 1% higher than employee’s contribution up to 6% in the 403 (b) or 457 Retirement Savings Plan
Paid Time Off – PTO accrual, Holidays
One (1) annual Mental Health Floating Holiday and one (1) annual Celebrate Diversity Day available to staff after 90 days of employment
Additional Supplemental Coverage available i.e. Disability, Accidental, Cancer, Critical Care, and Section 125 Flexible Spending Account Plan
501(c)(3) designation – You can apply the for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
Teladoc-gives you or your immediate family members in the household access to a medical provider free of charge via telephone or video
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)-gives you or your immediate family members in the household access to behavioral health, financial, and legal counseling in person or via telephone.

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