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Peer Support Specialist I or II

Agency Name: Livingston County CMH Authority

Agency Contact: Lorne McKenzie

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Livingston
  • Salary Range: Peer Support I: Starting $28,249 - Ending $36,723; Certified Peer Support II: Starting $34,703 - Ending $45,115 per Year
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MI-ACovid GrantRFT PSP I or II 20220415
Peer Support Specialist I or II
• Apr. 15, 2022 – May 15, 2022
• MI-Adult / COVID Supplemental Grant
• Howell, MI, USA
• Peer Support I: Starting $28,249 – Ending $36,723; Certified Peer Support II: Starting $34,703 – Ending $45,115
• Full Time

Position: 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 Complex Care Team that serves individuals with mental health and/or 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 through an exciting grant-funded program to fight the challenges of the pandemic.

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:
Motivational Interviewing
Adult Mental Health First Aid
And many more!
– Electronic health record
– Salary: Certified Peer Support II: Starting $34,703 – Ending $45,115
Peer Support I: Starting $28,249 – Ending $36,723

– Comprehensive benefits package including:
Agency-Paid Defined Contribution (retirement plan)
Health, dental and vision benefits
Disability insurance
Life insurance
Tax Deferred Retirement savings account
Pre-tax Health Savings Account
Pre-tax Child/Dependent care savings account
Pre-tax Health Reimbursement Account
Generous paid time off – Vacation, Sick, Personal and Holiday
13 Paid Holidays per year (4 are floating – you pick)
Benefit Menu plan with additional choices not covered here

Grant Program Peer Support Specialist Role:
Full-time peer support specialist will assist consumers community members with mental health and/or substance use to increase social supports and reduce isolation in innovative grant-funded program which responds to mental health challenges from pandemic isolation and stress. Peer staff will engage both CMH consumers and community members without CMH experience to improve their health and well-being. Peer staff will engage people in individual and group contacts such as individual visits, crafting groups, community walks, etc. in safe, creative ways to reduce the effects of isolation. Peer support specialist shares their own recovery experience and helps people to consider options for their personal recovery planning. Peer also leads wellness and social groups and works side by side with people to meet their social and basic needs. 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. Our collaborative approach to treatment requires strong teaming skills. Peer support specialist must have strong engagement skills and nonjudgmental approach. Some evening or weekend hours may be 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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