Job Title:  PEER Support Specialist – FEP (First Episode of Psychosis) Program/ Position #1378

Employer’s Name:              Central Counties Services

Location of the position:  Temple Day Program – Temple Texas

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

Brief (1-2 sentence) organization description:  Central Counties Services is an outpatient clinical provider of services for behavioral health and intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

General instructions to apply:  Apply online at www.centralcountiesservices.org

 

Job role and purpose:  The Peer Support Specialist (PS) is an active member of the First Episode Psychosis Program and provides peer support services to clients with serious and persistent mental illness.  Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor, 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 peers in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process.

 

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.

 

Preferred qualifications:  same as above

 

To whom the position reports (supervisor):    Program Supervisor

Salary and benefits info:  Listed on posting at website

Deadline for application:  October 31, 2019