Peer Specialist

Salary: $13.50 hourly

City: Wentzville

State: MO

Job Description:

Peer Specialists ignite the spark of hope that recovery is possible while promoting skills for coping with and managing symptoms and encouraging the use of natural supports and enhancement of community living skills. Full-time, benefit-eligible position serving St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and Franklin Counties in Mo. Certification preferred but not required at hire.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – JOB SPECIFIC

• Sharing lived experiences of recovery, sharing and supporting the use of recovery tools and modeling successful recovery behaviors
• Helping individuals recognize their capacity for resilience
• Helping individuals to connect with other consumers and with their community at large
• Helping individuals who have mental illnesses and substance use disorders develop a network for information and support
• Assisting individuals to make independent choices and to take a proactive role in their treatment
• Assisting individuals with identifying strengths and personal resources to aid in their recovery and helping individuals set and achieve recovery goals
• Participates as a member of the treatment team, giving input on client Wellness Plans and treatment team decisions

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Requirements: High School/GED required

WORK EXPERIENCE

• Must self identify as a present or former primary consumer of mental health or substance abuse services
• Must be at least 21 years of age
• Must be able to pass a background check or request an exception to the findings
• Must complete a state-approved training program, pass a standardized examination, complete certification process within 60 days of hire date, and must maintain ongoing certification as a Certified Peer Specialist through the MSAPCB


Send Resume To:

Shauna Dungan
sdungan@compasshn.org