Under the general supervision of the Coordinated Specialty Care Program Manager, the Peer Support Specialist performs assigned peer support activities in the Heart of Texas Behavioral Health Network offices and community at large. Specifically, this worker provides information to clients of Coordinated Specialty Care First Episode Psychosis (CSC-FEP) as well as providing emotional support, experienced guidance, and problem-solving assistance in a effort to strengthen the client's recovery.

  • Per referral from Case Managers, Therapists, Skills Trainers, and/or other Treatment Team
    members, Peer Support Specialist meets with clients served in the CSC program to provide experienced advice and guidance concerning CSC services and mental health services in general.
  • Under the supervision of CSC Program Manager, provides emotional support to CSC clients struggling to meet their unique and personal challenges.
  • Participates as a team member in conferences designed for the diagnosis and treatment of clients.
  • Assists parents in identifying barriers and problems as well as in problem solving.
  • On behalf of parents/caregivers, acts as liaison and advocate with appropriate agencies, physicians,
    schools, employers, etc.
  • Consults and meets with other KCF staff regularly.
  • Increases knowledge and skills through attendance of outside conferences and seminars whenever
  • May provide transportation to clients or caregivers.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Essential Functions
  • Excellent written communication  and computer keyboarding for inputting clinical documentation
  • Excellent verbal communication with clients, staff, and community providers
  • Time management required to meet service goals
  • Local travel using Center vehicle
  • Stooping, bending, sitting, standing, keyboarding for prolonged periods, and lifting up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to be CPR and PMAB certified
  • Valid driver's license and liability insurance required. 20% local travel.
Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Lived experience with Severe Mental Illness required (Please give some information to evidence this either on application or in cover letter)
  • Experience in social services work preferred
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm

Salary: $13.00 hourly/$27,040.00 annually 

Location: 1105 Jefferson Avenue/110 S. 12th St. Waco, Texas


Heart of Texas Behavioral Health Network strives to offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Employer paid Health Insurance
Employer paid Dental Insurance
Employer paid Life Insurance
Payroll Direct Deposit
12 paid Holidays per year
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

Excellent 401-K Retirement Plan (Center will contribute 12% of employee earnings)
              **Certain Requirements Needed**


Department: Klaras Center for Families
This is a full time position

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