Peer Support Specialist

Salary: 12/hourly

City: Springfield

State: Missouri

Job Description:

Job Summary: Activities provided by the Peer Specialist emphasize the acquisition, development, and expansion of the rehabilitation skills needed to move forward in recovery. Interventions are built on the unique therapeutic relationship between the Peer Specialist, the individual served, and his or her family unit.

Essential Job Functions:

Complete regular communication with referral sources/guardians regarding progress, transition planning, and pertinent clinical issues and documentation.
Participate in staffing to assure continuity of care.
Make or assist in outside referral of issues not able to be addressed within the treatment milieu.
Assist in scheduling of treatment and arranging transportation.
Assist with the intake process by completing initial paperwork as well as explaining the program concept.
Represent the agency in a professional manner.
Ensure or assist in the referral for all medical issues of clients.
Document all services provided in accordance with DMH/ CARF Standards.
Provide crisis intervention as necessary.
Facilitate group education as scheduled.
Obtain trainings to assist in professional development meeting 36 hours every 2 years.
Assist an individual to recover.
Certified Missouri Peer Specialists use the power of peers to support, encourage, and model recovery and resilience from mental illness in ways that are specific to the needs of each individual. A Peer Specialist can assist individuals who have a psychiatric disability to make independent choices and to take a pro-active role in their treatment.
A Peer Specialist should be present for Staffing with clients they will be working with.
Certified Missouri Peer Specialists shall follow the Certified Missouri Peer Specialist Code of Ethics.
Demonstrates interest in long term and short term goals and objectives of the company.
Other duties as assigned by the Program Director or Direct Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of case management and rehabilitation methods, principles and techniques as they relate to mental health services.
Knowledge of the problems encountered by persons with mental illness and / or substance abuse disorders and how to access the various community resources available.
Knowledge of the methods and modalities as well as the legal requirements and court procedures related to treating mental illnesses and substance use discords.
Some knowledge of training techniques and practices used in a substance use disorders/ mental health setting.
Aptitude to evaluate services within assigned program and give input.
Capable of communicating ideas clearly and effectively verbally and in writing to produce clear and concise reports.

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Requirements: Experience and Education Qualifications:

Self identify as a present or former primary client of mental health services.
Have a valid driver’s license.
Be at least 21 years of age.
Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Pass background check or request an exception to the findings.
Complete a State approved training program and pass a standardized examination.
Have a job commitment from a mental health agency.
Complete the application located on the following website at https://mopeerspecialist.com/.
Complete a 5-Day Basic Training Program; following which, the individual must pass a State of Missouri approved certification examination within six months.


Send Resume To:

Jessie Robeson
jrobeson@pfh.org

Housing Navigator

Salary: Does not specify

City: St. Louis

State: Missouri

Job Description:

Summary of Position:
Specifically work in Shelter Plus Care Housing Department to expedite housing placements by providing housing navigation assistance to new referrals and existing clients. Such activities include coaching how to locate a unit, view the unit, and communicate with potential landlord. Provide brief housing crisis intervention using solution focused intervention within the framework of Housing First model.
Responsibilities:
• Work closely with the Shelter Plus Care Processing team
• Provide housing navigation services
• Educate clients on housing placement process
• Educate client’s on his/her rights and responsibilities
• Advocate for clients during the housing placement process
• Teach the clients how to navigate housing searches
• Teach and model landlord relationship building and communication
• Provide transportation to clients to and from unit viewings
• Inspect units to ensure they will pass HQS Inspection in a timely manner
• Assist with initial housing case management by identifying and eliminating barriers to housing
• Collaborate with other providers of the client
• Assist with move-in coordination between Processing Center, Landlord, and client
• Maintain accurate documentation and updating ECM/HMIS regularly
• Establish and maintaining positive relationships with community landlords and agencies
• Provide brief housing crisis intervention to ensure client remains in good standing
• Handling other duties as assigned by the Senior Manager of Housing and Senior Director of Permanent Supportive Housing

https://stpatrickcenter.ninjagig.com/jobs/housing-navigator/


Requirements: Knowledge and Experience:
• College degree or Certified Peer Specialist Certificate
• Familiar with housing resources
• Must have own vehicle and class E driver’s license
• Familiar with MO tenant rights and laws
• Familiar with application process for housing
• Experience working with Mentally Ill and Chemical Dependent Populations
• Experience working with low-income and homeless families/individuals.
Skills and Attitude:
• Respect and responsibility for the agency policy, including client confidentiality
• Excellent listening skills
• Clerical (typing, word processing, filling, data entry, case note documentation)
• Ability to analyze problems and make sound decisions
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to give and receive useful feedback and instructions
• Ability to use Microsoft Office computer software
• Ability to network and work with other service providers
• Understanding of strength-base models of service delivery


Send Resume To:

St. Patrick Center
kpeach@stpatrickcenter.org

Peer Support Specialist

Salary: $30,000-$35,000

City: Saint Joseph

State: Missouri

Job Description:

The PSS is responsible to provide professional peer support services to individuals with an SUD and/or mental illness in the context of a community based mental health team. Nearly all work is performed in the consumer’s home environment. This position is for full time employment. Current hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but are subject to change.

http://www.fgcnow.org


Requirements: 1. Must be able to pass a background check and be able to drive under FGC’s insurance policy. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
2. Must have at least a high school diploma.
3. Must have a certified Missouri peer support credential OR be willing to obtain such within 30 days of hire. This may require 5 days of travel outside of Northwest Missouri.


Send Resume To:

Staci Tobin
stobin@fgcnow.org

Certified Peer Specialist

Salary: $26,500

City: St. Louis

State: MO

Job Description:

Person with a disability, who is responsible for assisting peer consumer by identifying a main concern, developing strength based independent living plans that include a measurable goal and objectives, and carrying out the independent living plans with the peer consumers. The Peer Specialist helps fellow peers cultivate their independence, self-confidence, and self-esteem in a residential setting. The specialist should have the ability to empower consumers with disabilities to explore new options, resources, relationships, feelings, attitudes, and rights. The Peer Specialist is an educator, advocate and friend to consumers. The age group that this position will be working with is 16-25 years.

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Requirements: High School Diploma
Person participating in recovery support services
Strong desire for employment and strong desire to help others
Self starter and able to work independently
Assists and supports peers to set and help achieve goals
Demonstrates organizational and planning abilities


Send Resume To:

Latrice Vincent
lvincent@phcenters.com

Peer Specialist

Salary: $12.75/ per hour

City: Wentzville / Warrenton/ Union

State: Missouri

Job Description:

Peer Specialists ignite the spark of hope that recovery is possible while promoting skills for coping with and managing symptoms and encouraging the use of natural supports and enhancement of community living skills.

https://careers.compasshealthnetwork.org/en-US/


Requirements: EDUCATION
High School/GED required

WORK EXPERIENCE
• Must self identify as a person with lived experience of a behavioral health disorder, either a mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorder
• Must be able to pass a background check or request an exception to the findings
• Must complete a state-approved training program, pass a standardized examination, complete certification process within 60 days of hire date, and must maintain ongoing certification as a Certified Peer Specialist through the MSAPCB

– A valid driver’s license and agency established minimum automobile coverage required
Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.


Send Resume To:

Jillian Krueger
JKrueger@compasshn.org

Peer Specialist

Salary: $12.00-$13.00/hr

City: Saint Louis

State: Missouri

Job Description:

Job duties include but are not limited to:
• Participate fully as a member of the treatment team
• Assertively outreach and engage current clients including those with co-occurring issues into agency treatment services
• Work with clients to identify and develop positive role models and support systems from all areas of life (work, church, family, 12 step support groups etc…)
• Provides services and assist co-workers, as assigned, in developing and supervising activities that addresses the needs of clients as well as conducting regularly scheduled personal enrichment/health and wellness, social skills building, therapy, educational/vocational and recreational/ leisure time activity groups in the community.
• Understands and utilizes the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation model to assist consumers in accessing resources and supports in the community such as the use of Network of Care, creating a Person Centered Plan or developing their own Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) by identifying strength and resources to aid in recovery.
• Understands and utilizes stages of recovery concepts and what helps the client at each stage.
• Complete assigned case records and report service activities accurately, comprehensively, and within required standards outlined per agency guidelines
• Provide support beyond the normal 40 hours depending on the needs of the team, and caseload as appropriate and approved by supervisor
• Complete required training hours as outlined by employee handbook, and maintain any licensure requirements if needed and provide timely documentation to HR Office
• Formulate a professional development plan yearly in order to acquire skills needed to be successful in job
• Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Job Qualifications and Requirements

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Requirements: Requirements:
• Former or present consumer of mental health services or a consumer of mental health and substance abuse services.
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Must have completed or will complete State of Missouri’s Department of Mental Health approved training program and standardized exam and maintain certification.
• First Aid, and CPR, and Med Tech certifications.
• Chauffer’s license, vehicle, and current insurance.
Physical Requirements:
• Able to stand, bend, kneel, lift (20-30 lbs), navigate steps or use appropriate accommodations, drive and be able to sit for hours at a time.


Send Resume To:

Tawana Chairs-Brown
tchairs-brown@placesforpeople.org

Peer Support Specialist

Salary: N/A

City: Salem

State: Missouri

Job Description:

Assist individuals served in their recovery from substance use disorders and/or mental illness. Support, encourage, and model recovery and resilience from substance use disorders and mental illness in ways that are specific to the needs of each individual. Provide individualized person-centered services with a recovery focus. Promote a strengths-based model and encourage the use of natural supports and enhanced community living. Assist in achieving goals and objectives set forth by the individual in their individualized treatment or recovery plan. Emphasize the opportunity for individuals to support each other as they move forward in their recovery.
Staff must demonstrate excellence in overall work performance; promote positive morale through a congenial, supportive attitude and by providing service to others; put forth an effort to improve self as well as to develop and recognize others; exhibit initiative, innovation and creativity resulting in improved operating efficiency of their work focus or the agency as a whole; enhance the image of the their department and the agency.

http://www.semobh.org


Requirements: Must either possess or have the ability to possess, within 30 days of hire, the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) credential through the Missouri Credentialing Board (www.missouricb.com). A Class E Driver’s License is required at the time of hiring or can be obtained within two weeks thereof. Certification in CPR/First Aid is required upon hiring or can be obtained shortly after hiring. Employees are required to maintain the certifications and/or licenses possessed when hired and those gained while an employee of this Agency. Any lapsed certification or license may be grounds for discipline, removal from a position, or termination of employment.
Must pass background check provided for the agency by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Family Care Safety Registry which includes the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Services. Must not be on any “do not hire” list with the Department of Mental Health or the Missouri Division of Family Services.


Send Resume To:

Justin West
jwest@semobh.org

Peer Support Specialist

Salary: N/A

City: Poplar Bluff

State: Missouri

Job Description:

Assist individuals served in their recovery from substance use disorders and/or mental illness. Support, encourage, and model recovery and resilience from substance use disorders and mental illness in ways that are specific to the needs of each individual. Provide individualized person-centered services with a recovery focus. Promote a strengths-based model and encourage the use of natural supports and enhanced community living. Assist in achieving goals and objectives set forth by the individual in their individualized treatment or recovery plan. Emphasize the opportunity for individuals to support each other as they move forward in their recovery.
Staff must demonstrate excellence in overall work performance; promote positive morale through a congenial, supportive attitude and by providing service to others; put forth an effort to improve self as well as to develop and recognize others; exhibit initiative, innovation and creativity resulting in improved operating efficiency of their work focus or the agency as a whole; enhance the image of the their department and the agency.

http://www.semobh.org


Requirements: Must either possess or have the ability to possess, within 30 days of hire, the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) credential through the Missouri Credentialing Board (www.missouricb.com). A Class E Driver’s License is required at the time of hiring or can be obtained within two weeks thereof. Certification in CPR/First Aid is required upon hiring or can be obtained shortly after hiring. Employees are required to maintain the certifications and/or licenses possessed when hired and those gained while an employee of this Agency. Any lapsed certification or license may be grounds for discipline, removal from a position, or termination of employment.
Must pass background check provided for the agency by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Family Care Safety Registry which includes the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Services. Must not be


Send Resume To:

Justin West
jwest@semobh.org

Peer Support Specialist

Salary: N/A

City: Farmington

State: Missouri

Job Description:

Assist individuals served in their recovery from substance use disorders and/or mental illness. Support, encourage, and model recovery and resilience from substance use disorders and mental illness in ways that are specific to the needs of each individual. Provide individualized person-centered services with a recovery focus. Promote a strengths-based model and encourage the use of natural supports and enhanced community living. Assist in achieving goals and objectives set forth by the individual in their individualized treatment or recovery plan. Emphasize the opportunity for individuals to support each other as they move forward in their recovery.
Staff must demonstrate excellence in overall work performance; promote positive morale through a congenial, supportive attitude and by providing service to others; put forth an effort to improve self as well as to develop and recognize others; exhibit initiative, innovation and creativity resulting in improved operating efficiency of their work focus or the agency as a whole; enhance the image of the their department and the agency.

http://www.semobh.org


Requirements: Must either possess or have the ability to possess, within 30 days of hire, the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) credential through the Missouri Credentialing Board (www.missouricb.com). A Class E Driver’s License is required at the time of hiring or can be obtained within two weeks thereof. Certification in CPR/First Aid is required upon hiring or can be obtained shortly after hiring. Employees are required to maintain the certifications and/or licenses possessed when hired and those gained while an employee of this Agency. Any lapsed certification or license may be grounds for discipline, removal from a position, or termination of employment.
Must pass background check provided for the agency by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Family Care Safety Registry which includes the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Services. Must not be


Send Resume To:

Justin West
jwest@semobh.org

Peer Recovery Mentor

Salary: 13.00

City: Jefferson City

State: MO

Job Description:

The Peer Recovery Mentor provides support to PFTP-CM families through loved experience and will encourage client engagement/retention in project; will utilize Motivational Interviewing and provide group support as needed. The incumbent will provide recovery-focused case management and rehabilitation support to grant families living with substance use concerns, mental/emotional disorders and environmental stressors. He/She will provide peer support and recovery-focused case assistance while serving as an advocate to provide information for families in emergency, outpatient and/or inpatient settings. The Peer Recovery Mentor will promote positive social support networks and aid with access to community meetings, appointments and/or agencies and attend these meetings with the grant clients to help advocate for the progress and recovery. ​

https://www.vscyberhosting2.com/preferredfamily/Careers.aspx?req=2019-JCITY-001&type=JOBDESCR


Requirements: High School/GED.
Acquire and/or maintain Substance Abuse Credentials (CRPR minimum) at the highest level allowed by the Missouri Credentialing Board.
Peer Recovery Mentor must have at least 2 years of sustained sobriety and a positive relationship with the recovery community.
Individuals with lived experience dealing with substance use issues or relevant issues are strongly encouraged.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must have valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record and current insurance.
Spanish speaking is preferred.


Send Resume To:

Kelli Kirmse
Kelli.Kirmse@pfh.org