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Part-time Peer Support Specialist

Agency Name: Livingston County CMH Authority

Agency Contact: Tom Kerr

  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Livingston
  • Salary Range: Peer Support I: $13.58 per hour; Certified Peer Support II: $16.68 per hour per Hour
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  • Please include your resume when applying.

MI-AARSPSS I or IIOPT1620220415
Part-time Peer Support Specialist
• Apr-15-2022 to May-15-2022
• MI-Adult / ARS
• Howell, MI, USA
• Peer Support I: $13.58 per hour; Certified Peer Support II: $16.68 per hour
• Part Time

Position: Part-time Peer Support Specialist

About Us:
Livingston County Community Mental Health is a public mental health services provider located in Livingston County, Michigan, between Detroit and Lansing. We are a team joined by the shared vision to create a healthy and rewarding life in the community for everyone. Our multidisciplinary group works together to serve individuals with a wide array of needs in order to create individualized pathways to wellness, resilience, recovery and self-determination. We currently have an opening on our Adult Recovery Services Team that serves individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use needs. We are seeking a passionate peer support specialist to join us in our efforts to serve our community’s most vulnerable individuals.

Peer Support Specialists look forward to:
– Meaningful, rewarding work
– Opportunity to share your recovery story to help others
– Opportunities to develop a broad range of clinical skills in work with adults
– Regular and accessible clinical supervision
– A supportive team of colleagues
– A positive work environment
– Flexible scheduling
– Ability to take on special projects and/or interests
– Opportunities for advancement
– Advanced training in evidence-based treatments such as:
Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
Dialectical Behavior Treatment (DBT)
Motivational Interviewing
And many more!
– Electronic health record – no paper charting
Salary: Occasional Part-time (up to 16 hours per week):
Certified Peer Support II: $16.68 per hour
Peer Support I: $13.58 per hour

Adult Recovery Peer Support Role:
This is a part-time (up to 16 hours per week) position as a Peer Support Specialist for adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. Under the guidance of the lead clinician, a peer support specialist shares their own recovery experience and provides supportive community services such as assisting and teaching a consumer to obtain housing, employment, medical care, transportation, recreation, financial benefits and other available entitlements. assist consumers in accessing community resources, support consumers in developing recovery plans and provide education on recovery from mental illness and substance use. Peer support specialists advocate for and enhance acceptance of individuals with mental illness in the workplace, family and community. Services are primarily provided with consumers in their homes and in the community. Peer Support Specialists’ work occurs in office, home and community settings. Peer Support Specialists work under the supervision of the Mental Health Program Director and Program Coordinator.

Requirements to join us:
Candidates must be committed to our shared values including clinical excellence, community inclusion, community benefit, innovation, integrated care and improvement. Peer support specialist must have strong engagement skills and nonjudgmental approach. Our collaborative approach to treatment requires strong teaming skills. Some evening hours may be required. A valid MI driver’s license is required.

Peer staff must have a high school diploma and experience as a primary consumer in recovery from substance use or co-occurring disorder. A valid MI driver’s license is required.

Certified Peer Support II: must have completed Michigan training and obtained certification as a peer support specialist.

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