Peer Support Specialist

Job Number: 21-176-6796

Why join us: Integral Care has proudly served Travis county residents for the past 50 years.  As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

By joining our team, you will 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:

  • Aetna Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave 

  • Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 403(b) retirement account

  • 401 (a) retirement account plus match

  • Gold's gym membership discount

  • Mileage reimbursement

Peer Support Specialist Job Summary:  The primary responsibility of the Peer Specialist (PS) 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 a treatment team to support each client's whole health and recovery goals.  The PS performs their job duties in the community and/or clinic.

Peer Support Specialist Education:

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Preferred:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field. 

Peer Support Specialist License: 

Required:

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

Peer Support Specialist 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

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Salary:  $15.71 - $17.22 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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

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)