Job Title: Peer Support Specialist 3 – #1493

Employer: Central Counties Services

Location: Temple, TX

Status: Full Time

General Instructions to Apply:

Apply online at centralcountiesservices.com

Job Role and Purpose:

The Peer Support Specialist (PS) is an active member of the Temple Day Program and provides peer support services to clients with serious and persistent mental illness. Under the supervision of the Program Specialist IV, the PS will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; and serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support for clients in an outpatient clinical setting. The PS performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages, from young adults to older adults, in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. Recovery resources such as booklets, tapes, pamphlets, and other written materials will be utilized by the PS in the provision of services. This is a grant-funded position and employment is contingent upon future grant funding.

Essential Functions:

Assist clients in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy. This will be accomplished through regular meetings and individual or group sessions. Through the use of role-playing/modeling techniques, the PS provides opportunities for others to show/demonstrate how they have handled similar problems, how to present themselves in certain situations, or how to handle problems that may arise in interactions with others.

Required Qualifications:

● High School Diploma or GED
● At least one year as a consumer in a mental health system
● Must be certified as a Peer Support Specialist by Via Hope
● Ability to speak before groups and in community settings

Supervisor: Renee Woodson

Salary and Benefits:

$13.06-15.96 (Depending on qualifications.)

Deadline for Application: 02/17/2023

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