Peer Support Specialist I or II

Agency Name: Livingston County CMH Authority

Agency Contact: Diane Heinlein

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Livingston
  • Salary Range: $26,361 starting per Year
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Department: MI-Adult / SUD Engagement Center (SUDEC)
Description: Under the supervision of a Mental Health Program Director and Program Coordinator, peer support specialists assist consumers with substance use disorders on their recovery journeys. Many consumers will also have co-occurring mental health needs. Peer support staff will work in innovative afterhours Substance Abuse Engagement Center and community to provide education, promote recovery and access community resources. Peer support specialists advocate for and enhance acceptance of individuals with substance use disorders in the workplace, family and community. Peer support specialist must function well as a part of a team. Peer support specialist must have strong engagement skills and nonjudgmental approach. Peer support specialist must be able to work second or third shifts on weekdays and any shift on weekends.
Duties: Regular full time position as peer support specialist for adults with substance use disorders and possibly co-occurring mental illness in Substance Abuse Engagement Center. In a comfortable home-like setting, peer support specialist shares their own recovery experience and helps people to consider options for their personal recovery planning. Peer also leads groups and works side by side with people to obtain housing, employment, medical care, recovery supports, transportation, recreation, financial benefits and other available entitlements.
Qualifications: Peer Support I or II: High school diploma required. Experience as a primary consumer in recovery from substance use or co-occurring disorder required; minimum one year of solid recovery from all substances required (per state peer support training requirements). Peer Support II: Michigan training and certification as peer support specialist. Valid MI driver’s license required. All work hours are outside typical business hours. Second shift (5 pm to 1 am) and third shift (1 am – 9 am) on weekdays and weekends. Additional daytime shift on weekends (9 am – 5 pm). All staff will rotate schedules including weekend and holiday hours.

EXPERIENCE: Experience as peer support specialist and with Engagement Center program is highly preferred. Peer Support Specialist or CCAR certification preferred. 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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