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Peer Agent

Agency Name: Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network

Agency Contact: Donte Huffman

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Wayne
  • Salary Range: $15.00 per Hour
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Peer Agent

Under the general supervision of the Customer Service Administrator, the Peer Agent provides an enhanced level of support to persons and families of those in the behavioral health system. The Peer Agent will draw on personal experiences while offering hope and support to the families and members they encounter.


Cultivates and develops peer opportunities within the DWIHN System of Care.
Uses and demonstrates personal recovery experiences to offer hope, encouragement and reassurance to the families and members served.
Fosters connections and rapport with people. Support may include individual and group peer support, recovery planning, goal setting, and help with navigating the mental health service system.
Encourages and assists the people we serve to become active participants in their treatment and encourages self-advocacy, wellness, and recovery.
Cultivates peers to assume greater responsibility.
Helps to identify peer’s strengths, talents and abilities.
Supports members with developing self-help, crisis/coping and social skills.
Connects peers with needed resources.
Performs communication and outreach, assisting with various YouTube programming as roving reporters throughout the system.
Serves as a Research aide assisting in the fulfillment of PIP which includes training members on IPOS and PCP and provides follow up for process improvement planning.
Participates in Community Outreach fairs, programs, consumer meetings, focus groups and other meetings as needed.
Performs mystery shopping, through prepared opportunity to survey/observe various wait times and other SP environments without notice.
Serves as a Clubhouse aide providing follow-up on grant management of clubhouse and drop-in services.
Manages surveys, training of advocates & serves as a re-entry citizens advocate.
Supports and promotes a recovery focused environment with all assignments and advocacy initiatives of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN).
Participates as assigned in clinical and staff meetings and serves on other organizational committees as appropriate.
Participates in the person-centered planning process as requested by the people that we serve.
Works with program leadership to implement programmatic changes by utilizing evidence-based practices to improve the quality of our services and outcomes.
Works as part of the interdisciplinary team to provide the best possible care and/or treatment for everyone.
Works with DWIHN department assisting with departmental functions.
Performs related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of DWIHN policies, procedures and practices.
Knowledge of the DWIHN provider network and community resources.
Assessment skills.
Evaluation skills.
Organizational skills.
Communication skills.
Active Listening skills.
Computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook, Teams).
Teamwork Skills.
Ability to communicate orally.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to work effectively with others.
Ability to work with an ethnically, linguistically, culturally, economically and socially diverse population.
Judgement/Reasoning ability.


One (1) year of professional experience in a behavioral healthcare or mental health setting.

NOTE:The ideal candidate would be certified or working to achieve specialty certification as a Certified Peer Support Specialist as defined by DWIHN and able to draw from their lived experience within the behavioral health system.


A valid State of Michigan Driver’s License with a safe and acceptable driving record.


Work is usually performed in an office setting but requires the employee to drive to different sites throughout Wayne County and the State of Michigan. This position can work remotely, on occasion, with supervisory approval.

NOTE: May include evening and weekend outreach events.

This description is not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as the essential functions performed. Management retains the discretion to add or change the position at any time.

Please Note: DWIHN requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Medical or religious accommodations or other exemptions that may be required by law, will be approved when properly supported. Further information will be provided during the recruitment process.

The Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:
Go to our website at
Find the Careers link near the bottom of the page.
Click on the Career link.
Select the posting Peer Agent.

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