Peer Support Specialist [1021] E

  • Full Time
  • Amarillo, TX, USA
  • $15.66/hr. USD / Year
  • Salary: $15.66/hr.

Texas Panhandle Centers

Position: Peer Support Specialist [1021] E

Program: Amarillo, Texas – Wellness Clinic Program

Salary: $15.66/hr.

Shift Available: Full-Time

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Staff will maintain ethical and professional communications at all times using respectful Trauma Informed Care language
This position will serve as a Peer Support Specialist for people in the CCBHC Expansion, Wellness Program
Peer wellness and support services will be provided in either a group or individual setting
Services will be provided face-to-face and/or via telehealth as outlined in materials provided by Via Hope of Austin and/or other certified recovery communities that promote wellness and recovery
The Peer Support Specialist provides vision driven hope and encouragement to support people in their recovery and assist them in connecting to the community
Participants in this program will qualify based on the grant statement of work eligibility criteria
Provides opportunities for individuals receiving services to direct their own recovery process and act as an advocate for the needs and rights of persons served
Will model competency in recovery and healthy coping skills and boundaries
Participates in staff consultation and team meetings to learn effective strategies that promote Shared Decision making and recovery
Works with individuals one on one and in groups to provide recovery training and outreach to individuals who use the behavioral health services in the community
Offer instruction and support to help people develop the skills they need to facilitate their individual recovery
Meets productivity standards as set forth by the program director and agency requirements.
Required qualifications to be successful in the job:

High school diploma or GED and must have received mental health services for one (1) year cumulative, for a diagnosis that is treated in the target population for the state of Texas
Must have a minimum of eighth grade reading, comprehension level as evidenced by score on the Adult Basic Learning Examination (ABLE) test
Or one semester (12 semester hours) of accredited college work
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner
This position will require flexible work schedules to accommodate for the needs of participants in the program
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions
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:

Credentialed as a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) within one (1) year of being hired
At TPC, passion and meaningful work is rewarded! We offer employees:

Click here for TPC’s FY2023 Summary of Benefits
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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