Peer Support Specialist – MHPS/RSPS SMART

  • Full Time
  • San Antonio
  • $33,280.00-$39,941.00 USD / Year
  • Full Time
  • San Antonio
  • $33,280.00-$39,941.00 USD / Year

Website The Center for Health Care Services

The Peer Specialist (PS) is an individual who self-identifies as having direct personal experience living with mental illness and/or substance use and/or personal lived experience caregiving for children with mental health conditions. The PS skillfully uses personal lived experience to provide support to consumers and/or guardians. This position is required to obtain a certified peer specialist certification within one year of employment to, include Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS), Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS), and/or Certified Family Partner (CFP).

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

Assist consumers and/or families navigate mental health and recovery systems by presenting options and empowering choice in the recovery process.
• Assists with data collection and surveys.
• Assists consumers to court, doctor appointments, intake appointments and other service appointments as needed.
• Conducts home, clinic, and community face-to-face sessions
• Provides both group and one to one services.
• Ensures clinical documentation is submitted in accordance with CHCS’s standards and meets all designated requirements.
• Shares lived experience as a tool to motivate recovery.
Performs other related duties as required.

Education and Experience
• High School diploma or equivalency.
• One (1) year of lived experience with mental illness, and/or substance use, and/or parenting a child with mental health needs.
• One (1) year of experience working on recovery and able to manage own wellness.
• Transparency in disclosure of personal experience for the purpose of educating, role modeling, and providing hope to others about the reality of recovery.
• TCOOMMI – Must have successfully completed community supervision within the last five (5) years.

Licenses or Certifications
• To be obtained within one year of hire: Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS) supports those working in Recovery support within the field of mental health and/or co-occurring disorders and/or Certified Family Partner (CFP) support caregivers of children receiving mental health services and/or Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS) supports those working in Recovery Support Peer within the field of chemical dependency, mental health and/or co-occurring disorders.

Other Requirements
• Must maintain a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage, be able to travel as needed, and be able to meet on a consistent basis the driving record requirements of the Company’s auto insurance carrier if you drive your vehicle during company business.
• Must maintain required credentials and mandatory training requirements to ensure compliance with all State regulations and CHCS policies.
• Must be able to meet the physical requirements to complete SAMA and CPR training including lifting up to 12 lbs. and supporting up to 55 lbs.; bending, stooping and getting on and off the floor without assistance.

• Bilingual (English / Spanish).
• 1 year experience working in social support services.
• Additional peer certification such as Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS) or Re-Entry Peer Specialist (JI-RPS).
• At least one (1) year of experience in social support services.

• Job has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.

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