Peer Support Specialist


Job Number: 21-915-11586 

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.  This position functions as a part of an interdisciplinary and collaborative treatment team working to coordinate holistic client care.

Peer Support Specialist Education:

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Recovery Support Peer Specialist Certification 

Peer Support Specialist License:

Required:

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

Peer Support Specialist Experience:

Preferred:

  • One year of direct client care or customer service experience

Hours: Full-time; Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm 

Salary: $20.02 an hour.

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)