Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services, the Peer Support Specialist performs assigned peer support activities in HOTRMHMR offices and community at large. Specifically, this worker provides recovery-oriented peer services to adult mental health consumers in the Infinity Program. These services involve utilization of the Peer Support’s own experiences in recovery to engage and inspire hope in working with consumers.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

 
  • Provide support to consumers in a variety of community settings.
  • Engage with potential Infinity Program consumers in HOTRMHMR office or Peer Support Center, community settings, hospital, crisis care, and jail settings.
  • Coordinate transportation and support for various scheduled appointments.
  • Maintain timely documentation.


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. 25% local travel.
Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • At least 1 year of personally receiving treatment in a behavioral health system  for a disorder that is treated in the target population for Texas is required (Please give some information to evidence this either on application or in cover letter)
  • Certified as a Peer Provider Preferred (Peer Provider Certification required once employed)
Hours: 20 hours per week (part-time)

Salary: $10.00 hourly/$10,400 annually Plus  $1200 Regional Stipend

Location: 700 Hwy 171 Mexia, TX
               
 

Department: Limestone County MHMR
This is a part time position

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