Job Title: Mental Health Peer Specialist Program Supervisor 

Employer: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Location: Statewide (Texas)

Status: This position is a temporary position grant-funded through  09/30/2025. Continued employment is contingent upon adequate funding and the need for the position as determined by the agency.

Job Role and Purpose: Performs highly advanced administrative and supervisory program work for the Mental Health Peer Specialist grant program. Work involves establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, policies, and procedures; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; monitoring and evaluating program activities; developing and evaluating budget requests; monitoring budget expenditures; and supervising the work of others. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the United States Department of Education (USDE). Major course work in Psychology, Social Work, Medicine, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Counseling, Sociology, Human Growth and Development, Physician Assistant, Gerontology, Special Education, Educational Psychology, Early Childhood Education, or Early Childhood Intervention preferred.

Four years full-time, wage-earning criminal justice, program administration, public administration, mental health service, or social service experience.

Two years full-time, wage-earning experience in the supervision of employees.

Experience in a governmental program preferred.

Experience with grant implementation, reporting and budgets preferred.

Peer support experience preferred.

Current valid license as a Qualified Credentialed Counselor (QCC) or Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) as identified by the Texas Certification Board.

Must have or be able to obtain credentialing as a Peer Specialist Supervisor (PSS) with the Texas Certification Board within six months of employment. Must maintain valid license(s) for continued employment in position.

Application Instructions:

*Outside applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment.* 

Applicants must submit the State of Texas Application For Employment and the applicable supplement for outside applicants (PERS 282) or current TDCJ employees (PERS 598) to the contact person listed on the job posting. Applications can be submitted through the TDCJ website, the Work In Texas website, fax, mail, email, or hand delivered. If submitted through Work in Texas, the supplement must also be submitted to the contact person. Faxed applications must be complete and legible in order to be considered and must not have been sent from a fax machine located at a TDCJ unit
department. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to the contact person’s email address:

Leigh Herrmann
Human Resources Headquarters
2 Financial Plaza, STE 600
Huntsville, TX   77340
PH (936-437-3142)
FAX (936-437-3109) 

Applications must be received by the contact person by 5:00PM on 05-30-2023. A complete job description and all application forms may be obtained at the above address or by viewing the Job Description. Job Descriptions are available in PDF format which maybe read with the free Adobe Reader.

Salary and Benefits: $6,704.33 /monthly

Deadline for Application: May 30, 2023

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