Job Title: Mental Health Programs Certified Peer Specialist

Employer’s Name: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Location of the position: San Antonio, Texas

Full time, part time, permanent, short-term, contracted position: Full time


Brief (1-2 sentence) organization description: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid represents indigent clients in 68 counties throughout the state of Texas with a wide array of legal issues including civil rights, housing, public benefits, disability issues, employment, education, consumer, family and beyond. We are committed to fighting for our clients’ Rights and working to change the system’s power structure so it is accountable to the human beings it is supposed to serve.


General instructions to apply: Please apply through our website:

For any questions or complications, please contact Laurie Hallmark at and reference the peer posting in the subject line. Please include all experience working with all potentially relevant populations (think broadly) and field (think broadly), including volunteer experience. Salary is dependent upon experience.


Job role and purpose: The Mental Health Programs Peer Specialist will work with TRLA’s clients with a diagnosis of serious mental illness.  The peer will help individuals to develop a self-determination based plan and psychiatric advance directive, which will form the foundation for legal and service advocacy. This will enable individuals to live the lives they want and need, meaningfully integrated into the community.


Required qualifications: 

  • Certified Peer Specialist
  • Resourcefulness, creativity, initiative and drive, tact and discretion


Preferred qualifications: 

  • Lived experience with involuntary hospitalization.
  • Live experience with psychosis.


To whom the position reports (supervisor): Laurie Hallmark

Salary and benefits info: $32,960.00 – $47,380.00 depending upon experience. Full benefits.

Deadline for application: February 15, 2020.