Job Postings for Peer Supporters
Part-Time, Salaried, Non–Exempt Position.
The Assistant Residence Manager is a part-time, live in professional that assists in managing and coordinating the Recovery Residence. This position works with men in early recovery, providing structure and support to establish stable long-term recovery from substance use disorder. Primarily works Saturday/Sunday. Approximately 20 hours per week. The Assistant Residence Manager is a half-time salaried position, and as a live-in position, involves working sometimes varied days and hours. Weekend work is required and most hours are worked while unsupervised.
The Mental Health Center is currently recruiting for a part – time Peer Support Specialist in our Billings Group Home. The Peer Support Specialist must be a current or previous consumer of mental health services and have first hand knowledge and life experience coping with the symptoms of mental illness, the recovery process and stigmatism associated with mental illness. The Peer Support Specialist provides peer counseling, support and encouragement to clients, acts as a liaison with community resources, assists with rehabilitation and support functions, assists with treatment and assists clients with daily living skills. Peer Support Certification required prior to hiring.
Preferred qualifications include: High school diploma or equivalent. Requires effective verbal and written communication skills, flexibility, the ability to manage multiple duties, a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and the ability to develop a supportive relationship while maintaining appropriate boundaries. Position open until filled.
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center in Glasgow, Montana is seeking a full time MACT Certified Peer Support Specialist. The Peer Specialist is a member of a multidisciplinary team and is or has been a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness. Because of life experience with mental illness and mental health services, the Peer Specialist provides expertise that professional training cannot replicate. Peer Specialists are fully integrated team members who provide highly individualized services in the community and promote client self-determination and decision making. The Peer Specialist is responsible for the delivery of Peer Support services in an outpatient and community-based setting for adults with severe mental illness. The Peer Specialist embraces, develops, and implements recovery-based principles with consumers, staff, EMCMHC, and the community. Acts as a positive role model through good work ethic, fairness, flexibility, and commitment to appropriate and direct communications; demonstrates energy and enthusiasm for EMCMHC’s mission and vision. Salary: $13-$16/hr.
Responsible for delivery of peer support services in a foster care or group home setting for adults with severe to moderate mental illness, or co-occurring disorders. Embrace, develop, and implement recovery based principals with clients, staff, agency, and the community. Peer support specialists must be willing to be open about their recovery status whether it is as a person in recovery or who have lived experiences of mental health and or substance use disorders. Peer Support Specialist must demonstrate sustained and stable recovery for a period of at least 2 years.
Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to help clients develop a personal recovery plan and identify opportunities to provide support as clients work to achieve their recovery goals. Promotes client self-determination and decision-making. Models competency in recovery and maintaining ongoing wellness. Monitors and supports client through regular visits and reports progress or concerns to the treatment team. Helps clients set and achieve meaningful goals in the areas of behavioral health recovery, education, daily living skills, substance use, relationships, productivity, and leisure. Links clients to resources identified within the wellness recovery plan. Works with other members of the treatment team to develop an effective support system for the consumer. Performs medication delivery, works rotating weekday and weekends and must pass medication test.
Works within the overall treatment team and plan of care to encourage individuals to communicate about their addiction with family, friends, and others as appropriate as well as to be actively engaged with recovery support services. Assists individuals to better understand their illness and guide them to connect with community services and work environment with a clear understanding of boundaries. Helps individuals identify and recognize abilities, strengths, and resources (both internal and external) and use them to achieve their recovery goals. Communicates with the treatment team and keeps the team apprised of patient status as relates to peer support services.
Rewarding career opportunity! St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) is hiring a motivated person to serve as Peer Support Specialist for the SVdP Drop-In Center, in collaboration with the State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Addictive and Mental Disorders Division and the SVdP Drop-In Center Coordinator.
The Peer Support Specialist will through sharing their own experiences guide others through the recovery journey using mentoring, coaching, and partnering with community resources.
Position Summary: This is NOT a remote position. Functions as a core member of the outreach team. The peer support specialist is responsible for providing and coordinating warm handoffs and mentoring to patients or potential patient families who are expecting or have children up to age two (2), who are impacted by SUD (substance use disorder) and in need of behavioral health services. The Peer Support Specialist (PSS) is expected to be a specialist and a generalist as he/she provides re-entry support in addition to providing experience-based input to guide the implementation of the strategic plan according to the community’s unique needs. This position is 16 hours per week.