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Certified Peer Support Specialist

Agency Name: Allegan County CMH Services

Agency Contact: Leah Stickels

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Allegan
  • Salary Range: Unknown per Hour
  • Send applications to: HR@accmhs.org
  • Please include your resume when applying.

Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) – Housing Team: Two full-time positions to support Allegan County residents with mental health and substance use disorders to secure and retain safe and stable housing. The CPSS acts as a mentor and coach for individuals who may be couch surfing, living in overcrowded or other precarious or unsafe situations or living in places that are literally not meant for human habitation – outdoors, in cars or abandoned buildings, in tents or other makeshift shelter.

Are you…..
• Someone with lived experience with substance use and/or mental health diagnoses and a certified peer support specialist?
• driven to make a difference?
• able to offer compassionate and respectful care while maintaining the boundaries it takes to be effective?
• aware that the amazing work of helping people comes with rules, policies, procedures and a fair amount of documentation and paperwork?
• Interested in being part of a strong team-based service delivery model?

If you answered yes to these questions, we want to hear from you. If you have experience as a Certified Peer or similar position, and are aware of the basics of trauma-informed care, you might just be a perfect fit!

One more thing – this is a grant-funded position, but the grants are long-standing and stable, and ACCMHS offers very competitive salary and benefits.

• Certified Peer Support Specialist in Michigan strongly preferred but will consider applicants in need of work experience to start the certification process.
• Valid driver’s license, good driving record and adequate insurance with a reliable vehicle available at all times.
• Can remain organized and focused in the midst of ever-changing client needs, shifting between active and sedentary work, and meeting client needs while also completing required paperwork and data entry.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including understanding and respecting the unique strengths, challenges and barriers faced by those we serve.

• Provide access, screening and authorization for services, including in-person and phone contacts via community outreach or the Homeless Assistance Program line
• Conduct outreach to identify those in need of services and provide basic needs assistance and service information
• Actively engage clients in developing their service plans, prioritizing their voice in what’s working and what isn’t
• Facilitate access to available financial subsidies and concrete supports
• Provide services at the times and in the locations most convenient and comfortable to the client(s)
• Documentation of services and collection of program, service and community data according to established protocols, including entry into state Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

Please send resumes to: hr@accmhs.org
Deadline for resumes: Until positions are filled.

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