Peer Support Specialist

Job Number: 21-649-11540

Job Summary: The peer services provider will work one-on-one with students on high school campuses who walk in, facilitate groups, and work in coordination with the school based mental health personnel (psychologists, social workers, counselors).

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one peer services to high school students concerned about anxiety, depression, substance use or other mental health concerns

  • As needed organize group peer support

  • Coordinate and refer to on-campus mental health staff as needed 

Education:

Required:

  • High School diploma or GED

Preferred:

  • Certification as a CPS, PRSS, MHPS or RSPS

License:

Required:

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

Experience:

Required:

  • Must be willing to identify as a person with lived experience in and recovery from a mental health diagnosis and/or substance use challenge.

Preferred:

  • Passion for peer work and serving adolescents.

Hours: Full-time; Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Salary: $32,685 - $38,479.

Sign-on incentive: Integral Care looking to grow our teams with talented and caring people just like you. Currently, we are offering a $2,000 sign-on incentive for all newly hired employees! All newly hired employees will receive $1,000 on their first paycheck and $1,000 on the paycheck following their six-month anniversary. 

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: 

  • 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) employer contribution retirement account
  • Gold's gym membership discount
  • Mileage reimbursement

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) 


LPHA Keywords: Mental Health Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, Behavioral Health Therapist, Psychotherapist, Senior Clinician, Licensed Clinician, Clinical Mental Health Professional, Program Therapist, LPHA, Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts, Licensed Practitioner, Therapist, Counselor

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LCDC Keywords: Counselor, LCDC Counselor, LCDC Intern, Counselor Intern, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, Direct Care Staff, Caseworker