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Peer Specialist

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

The Peer Specialist position will engage individuals who are initiating services or transitioning from inpatient hospitalization to community supports. This position will coordinate with MHMR’s Mobile Crisis Outreach Team to assist individuals moving from a state of crisis to recovery. The Peer Specialist will provide active listening, and/or mentor an individual to motivate actions to identify and/or work towards life goals with the aim of moving into recovery. 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.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited High School or G.E.D. certificate issued in accordance with the Texas law.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Valid Texas Driver’s License is required; must not have more than 3 moving violations in the last 3 years.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Must have at least one cumulative year of receiving mental health services for treatment of severe and persistent mental illness. If selected for the position, must successfully complete HHSC 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. Must maintain a safe driving record to ensure continued coverage under the Center’s insurance carrier.

Salary: $9.50 per hour
Hours: Monday through Friday, 5 hours per day up to 29 hours a week
Contact: Susan Daniel
Address: 1501 W. Beauregard
San Angelo, Texas, 76901
UNITED STATES
Telephone: 325-658-7750
Fax: 325-658-8381
Email: sdaniel@mhmrcv.org
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