Peer Support Specialist

Salary: $30 per hour

Job Description: The Peer Network ( is growing and plans to add experienced Peer Support Specialists to our team. The Certified Peer Support Specialist is responsible for providing support, education, and resources to individuals who are facing challenges related to mental health, substance use, trauma, or other social and emotional issues. This role involves offering support and guidance to individuals in a compassionate and non-judgmental manner and empowering them to make positive changes in their lives. This position allows you to set your own availability, and many of our peers use this to supplement their full-time employment.

Key Responsibilities:
Abide by Certified Peer Support Specialist Code of Ethics
Provide support regarding the use of recovery tools and achieve recovery goals to individuals seeking support for mental health and substance use in ways that are specific to the needs of each individual.
Connect individuals with appropriate resources and services within the community
Leverage your successful recovery experience to instill hope within our clients
Participate in ongoing training and professional development opportunities
Promoting dialogues on recovery and resilience;
Teaching and modeling symptom management skills;
Teaching and modeling problem-solving skills;
Supporting efforts to find and maintain paid employment;
Using the stages in recovery concept to promote self-determination; and
Assisting peers in setting goals and following through on wellness and health activities.

Location: Remote, Missouri


Requirements:  Minimum 2 year’s experience in a Peer Support role or similar position (open to less professional experience if an individual has been in long-term recovery for +5 years)
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to build trust and establish rapport with individuals
Compassionate and non-judgmental approach to supporting others
Ability to pass initial drug screen and ongoing random drug screens
Valid Peer Support Specialist Certification from state or international credentialing board
Upon hire, Peer must have current professional liability insurance to provide peer support services
Successfully complete the interview process, background check, drug screen, and other required documentation

To Apply: Please Submit a resume and cover letter to: Kurt Schmidt