Open Positions

Peer Support Specialist

A Peer Support Specialist is someone who applies peer support core concepts to effectively support peers in recovery and healing. The Peer Support Specialist will provide and coordinate peer support needs of clients.
 
Essential Functions and Accountabilities:

  • Provide peer support for peers in recovery using peer support core concepts and best practices.

  • Document all peer interaction

  • Lead group workshops and wellness activities

  • Find resources for peers within the program and coordinate participation

  • Provide Coaching and reminders to increase program participation

  • Transportation to activities and medical appointments as needed

  • Earn certified peer specialist credential to coordinate health issues and health goals

  • Social media / text / phone interaction to provide peer support

  • Assist with Job / school / housing retention coaching

  • Educate on social justice and advocacy network issues

  • Work with social support agencies to put mental health/wellness/prevention information into all their programming

  • Teach wellness and non-clinical concepts

  • Interact with other organizations and build partnerships

 
Outcomes collecting / Goal setting / Evaluation process

  • Gather outcome information using tools and assessments provided by P3

  • Number of health care gaps closed and health barriers addressed

  • Increase quality of life, resilience capacity, belongness index, and other outcomes for youth and young adults served.

  • Team building, camaraderie, fairness, conflict resolution, relationship building

 
Professional Development Process

  • Travel to social entrepreneur events

  • Travel to prevention events

  • Travel to mental health events

  • Travel to HR/admin/grant writing events

 
Qualifications:

  • Certified Peer Specialist (mental health coaching) certification preferred If no current certification – peer is required to have state certification within 1 year.

  • Recovery Coaching (sobriety education) certificate preferred

  • Former justice system engagement

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Ability to establish trust, solve problems, and maintain boundaries with ethical discretion.

  • Working knowledge of social and health issues

Salary Range: $15 - $17 per hour
Time Requirements: 20 hours per week flexible
Travel: Up to 25%