Peer Support

Salary: Negotiable

City: St. Louis

State: Missouri

Job Description:

Criminal Justice Ministry

Services sought: Peer Support

Work Site: Transition Center St. Louis

Project Supervisor: CJM Director of Programs

Criminal Justice Ministry (CJM) seeks a certified Peer Support Specialist to facilitate daily group sessions
at the Transition Center St. Louis (TCSTL) under a grant funded partnership with Preferred Family Health
Care (PFHC).

The Peer Support Specialist will emphasize the acquisition, development, and expansion of recovery
skills needed for TCSTL Residents to fully engage in recovery. The Peer Support Specialist will use the
power of peers to support, encourage, and model recovery and resilience from mental health and
substance use disorders in ways that are specific to the needs of each individual. This is a grant funded contract position. Services are to commence immediately and continue at least
through Spring 2022.

Primary Services:
• Facilitate group sessions as scheduled at TCSTL in coordination with and following guidelines of
PFHC.
• Offer group services:
o with a rehabilitation and recovery focus
o that promote skills for coping with and managing psychiatric symptoms while
encouraging the use of natural supports and enhancing community living
o which assist in achieving goals and objectives set forth by the individual in their
individualized treatment or recovery plan
o that emphasize the opportunity for individuals to support each other as they move
forward in their recovery
• Maintain regular communication with TCSTL and PFHC regarding progress, transition planning,
and pertinent clinical issues and documentation.
• Make referral to PFHC of issues not able to be addressed within the treatment milieu.
• Document all services provided in accordance with appropriate standards.
• Provide crisis intervention as necessary.
Interventions may include:
• Sharing lived experiences of recovery, sharing and supporting the use of recovery tools and
modeling successful recovery behaviors;• Helping individuals recognize their capacity for resilience;
• Helping individuals to connect with other clients and with their community at large;
• Helping individuals who have mental health and/or substance use disorders develop a network
for information and support;
• Assisting individuals who have a mental health and/or substance use disorders to make
independent choices and to take a proactive role in their treatment;
• Assisting individuals with identifying strengths and personal resources to aid in their recovery;
• Helping individuals set and achieve recovery goals.

Qualifications:
• Certified Peer Specialist (https://mopeerspecialist.com/)
• Basic knowledge of case management and rehabilitation methods, principles and techniques as
they relate to mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
• Knowledge of the problems encountered by persons with mental health and/or substance use
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 health and substance use disorders.
• Some knowledge of training techniques and practices used in a substance use disorder/ mental
health treatment setting.
• Proficient at sharing lived experience with others seeking to engage in recovery while
maintaining healthy boundaries.
• Capable of communicating ideas clearly and effectively verbally and in writing to produce clear
and concise reports.
• Ability to connect clients/patients to recovery resources, including mutual aid support groups,
located in communities where we serve.
• Self identify as a present or former client of mental health or substance use services OR self
identifies as a person in recovery from mental health or substance use disorder.
• Be at least 21 years of age
• Have a high school diploma or equivalent
• Pass background check or request an exception to the findings if/when applicable.

Interested providers should submit their credentials and proposal to apply@cjmstlouis.org.

https://www.cjmstlouis.org/


Requirements: Qualifications:
• Certified Peer Specialist (https://mopeerspecialist.com/)
• Basic knowledge of case management and rehabilitation methods, principles and techniques as
they relate to mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
• Knowledge of the problems encountered by persons with mental health and/or substance use
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 health and substance use disorders.
• Some knowledge of training techniques and practices used in a substance use disorder/ mental
health treatment setting.
• Proficient at sharing lived experience with others seeking to engage in recovery while
maintaining healthy boundaries.
• Capable of communicating ideas clearly and effectively verbally and in writing to produce clear
and concise reports.
• Ability to connect clients/patients to recovery resources, including mutual aid support groups,
located in communities where we serve.
• Self identify as a present or former client of mental health or substance use services OR self
identifies as a person in recovery from mental health or substance use disorder.
• Be at least 21 years of age
• Have a high school diploma or equivalent
• Pass background check or request an exception to the findings if/when applicable.


Send Resume To:

Toni Jordan
apply@cjmstlouis.org