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1501 W. Beauregard, San Angelo, TX 76901
(325) 658-7750 phone
(325) 658-8381 fax
(800) 375-8965
(325) 653-5933
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Adult Mental Health Peer Specialist

Title: Adult Mental Health Peer Specialist
Location: San Angelo, Texas
UNITED STATES
Description:

The Adult Mental Health Peer Specialist will support the Rural A.C.T team staff by providing requested transportation, direct support services and indirect support services in compliance with DSHS/TAC requirements to persons with severe and persistent mental illness.  The Peer Specialist assists individuals with recovery and living in the community by sharing personal experiences in dealing with mental illness.  Utilizing his/her unique recovery experience, the peer specialist will teach and provide an example of the value of recovery and foster positive relationships with support resources.  Peer specialists model effective coping techniques, self-help strategies and efficient use of community resources and natural supports.

BEDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from an accredited High School or GED certificate issued in accordance with the Texas law.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:  Valid Texas Driver's License is required. Must not have more than three moving violations in the last three years and proof of current liability insurance.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Must have at least one cumulative year of receiving mental health services for treatment of severe and persistent mental illness.  Must successfully complete DSHS Peer Specialist training offered through "Via Hope."  Knowledge of mental illness, diagnosis and symptoms, treatment options, medications and side effects and services available.  Knowledge and understanding of the community mental health system.  Knowledge of community resources.  Ability to communicate well with others.  Ability to maintain training schedule.  Computer literate.  Must maintain a safe driving record to ensure continued coverage under the Center's insurance carrier.

Salary: $8.50 per hour
Hours: Monday -Friday, 5 hours per day
Contact: Susan Daniel
Address: 1501 W. Beauregard
San Angelo, Texas, 76901
Telephone: 325-658-7750
Fax: 325-658-8381
Email: sdaniel@mhmrcv.org
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