Peer Recovery Specialist

Job Number: 20-095-10075

Why join us: Integral Care helps people build health and well-being so everyone has the foundation to reach their full potential.  By joining our team, you'll find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits:

  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Generous vacation/sick leave

  • 403(b) and 401(a) retirement account

  • And much more!

Job Summary:  The Peer Support Specialist for this position primarily works with clients that ages 15-30 in both a clinic and community setting. The Peer Specialist for this position may work with clients who have experienced prominent mood and/or psychosis. The primary responsibility of the Peer Specialist is to assist clients affected by mental and physical health and/or substance use concerns achieve their desired life outcomes. The PS provides all services in a person-centered, trauma-informed care, and culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. The PS acts as a model of recovery by sharing their lived experience to bring hope and engages clients by providing education advocacy, and/or outreach. The PS is advanced in their recovery and is willing and able to share their recovery story in a positive, motivational manner. For some units, the PS position is reserved for individuals who have at least one cumulative year of receiving mental health services.

The PS may provide individual or group services. Services provided may include training in recovery strategies, self-help, and self-advocacy, accessing healthcare services and community resources, or any other supervisor-approved topic.  The PS works collaboratively with primary treatment teams that focus on the car of the transition-aged youth population.

This position does require the transportation of consumers in a personal vehicle.  Knowledge and/or experience working with undeserved populations, working with adolescents and young adults, and family engagement.

Reasonably regular, predictable attendance is considered an essential requirement for this position.Other duties may be assigned.  May require a flexible work schedule.

Education:

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent 

License: 

Required:

  • Current and valid Texas driver's license and a clean driving record. 

Experience: 

Preferred: 

  • At least one cumulative year of receiving mental health community services for some units
  • One year of direct client care or customer service experience 
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or Vietnamese 
  • Completion of Wellness Recovery Action Planning, NAMI Peer to Peer, and other nationally recognize recovery-based trainings 
  • Completion of Peer Specialist Certification (this can be completed once hired for the position if the person has not completed this training prior to being hired).

Hours: Monday-Friday with occasional nights and weekends, 8:00am-5:00pm. 

Salary:  $14.78 - $18.49 an hour. 

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)

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