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Peer Support Specialist I or II

Agency Name: Livingston County CMH Authority

Agency Contact: Diane Heinlein

  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Livingston
  • Salary Range: Peer Support I $12.93 per hour starting; Certified Peer Support II $15.88 per hour starting per Hour
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Peer Support Specialist I or II
August 28, 2019 – October 23, 2019
Location: Howell, MI
Salary Range: Peer Support I $12.93 per hour starting; Certified Peer Support II $15.88 per hour starting
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Benefits: None
Employment Type: Part Time
Department: MI-Adult / ARS
Description: Under the supervision of a Mental Health Program Director and Program Coordinator and guidance of the lead clinician, peer support specialists 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 specialist must function well as a part of a team.
Duties: Part-time (up to 16 hours/week) position as peer support specialist for adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. Under the guidance of 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. Work occurs in office, home and community settings.
Qualifications: Peer Support I and II: High school diploma required. Valid Michigan drivers license in good standing. Experience as a primary consumer in recovery from substance use or co-occurring disorder required; minimum two year of solid recovery from all substances required (per new state peer support training requirements) Some evening or weekend hours may be required. Peer Support II: Michigan DHHS training and certification as peer support specialist EXPERIENCE: Some knowledge of the substance abuse and community recovery resources required. Ability to work as part of a team of professionals required. Ability to enter data efficiently and accurately into an electronic medical record.

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