Under the general supervision of the Team Leader/Program Supervisor or designee, Peer Specialists serve as role models, educate recipients about self-help techniques and self-help group processes, teach effective coping strategies based on personal experience, teach symptom management skills, assist in clarifying rehabilitation and recovery goals and assist in the development of community support systems and networks.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the agency.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
Completion of an internship or comparable training in peer advocacy; experience in providing advocacy services
to people who are mentally ill and/or homeless .
Past or current recipient of mental health, substance services or homeless services preferred