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Peer Support Specialist-DBT program

Agency Name: The Guidance Center

Agency Contact: Human Resources

  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Job Type: Contractual
  • County: Wayne
  • Salary Range: 0.00 per Hour
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  • Please include your resume when applying.

As a recognized leader in our field, The Guidance Center provides a broad range of services that have helped children, adults and families unlock potential and build better lives for more than 60 years. With 25 programs we offer treatment, prevention, growth and education services to more than 23,000 people annually. Together we: Nurture development. Foster resilience. Cultivate well-being.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Peer Support Specialist to join our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) team of talented professionals.
To qualify for this position, you will need the following:
Must have experience as recipients of community mental health services, must have graduated from a comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) treatment program, and must be willing to use their recovery experience as a vehicle to help others. More specifically, candidates must be willing to share their personal stories of recovery with individual consumers, groups of consumers, and as part of organized public speaking engagements. Peers must be willing to participate in training and supervision to enhance their effectiveness with consumers and to improve their understanding of the fundamental principles of recovery, peer support and self-determination. Candidates must demonstrate a nonjudgmental approach that reflects cultural competency and sensitivity to the unique needs and diverse experiences of people with mental illness and their families.
The Peer Support Specialist for DBT must demonstrate the ability to establish working relationships with consumers, provide direct assistance with access to community resources, and work as part of the DBT team to help consumers achieve their treatment and recovery goals. Candidates must be comfortable interacting with the public under a broad range of circumstances, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Candidates must be able to organize their work, and complete tasks within established timeframes.
Candidates for this position must possess and retain a Chauffeur’s license, and meet the eligibility driving requirements as defined by the current agency insurance company. Candidates must be willing to become certified and meet the specialized training and certification requirements of MDHHS as Peer Support Specialists within six months of hire.
The Peer Support Specialist for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is responsible to deliver peer support services, consistent with existing Medicaid guidelines and evidence-based DBT fidelity standards, and work with other members of the DBT team to provide comprehensive DBT services intended to assist individuals in seeking, obtaining, and maintaining “a life worth living” consistent with their personal treatment and recovery goals. Peers promote and model recovery, and assist consumers in developing skills necessary to access community resources, live more independently, improve their health and wellness, continue their education, and purse opportunities for meaningful work in their communities. Public speaking and committee work within and outside of the agency are also required.
Regular business hours are 8:30 am – 7 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30 am – 5 pm Friday. Some evening and weekend hours may be required for special agency or community events.
The Guidance believes that our team members are our most valuable resources, and we invest in them accordingly. We offer our employees a competitive salary, flexible scheduling opportunities, a team-oriented work environment and much more!
If you are interested in becoming part of our world-class team, please submit your resume on-line by logging onto our website at
The Guidance Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity

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