Peer Support Specialist
Austin, TX 
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Job Description
Peer Support Specialist

JobNumber: 19-532-11210

Whyjoin us: Integral Carehelps people build health and well-being so everyone has the foundation toreach their full potential. By joining our team, you'll find rewardingwork every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us andtogether we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve.Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits:

  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Generous vacation/sick leave
  • 403(b) and 401(a) retirement account
  • And much more!

Job Summary: Theprimary responsibility of the Peer Specialist (PS) is to assist clientsaffected by mental and physical health and/or substance use concerns achievetheir desired life outcomes. The PSprovides all services in a person-centered, trauma-informed care, andculturally and linguistically appropriate manner. The PS acts as a model of recovery by sharingtheir lived experience to bring hope and engages clients by providingeducation, advocacy, and/or outreach. The PS is advanced in their recovery and is willing and able to sharetheir recovery story in a positive, motivational manner. For some units, the PS position is reservedfor individuals who have at least one cumulative year of receiving mentalhealth services.

ThePS may provide individual or group services. Services provided may include training in recovery strategies,self-help, and self-advocacy, accessing healthcare services and communityresources, or any other supervisor-approved topic. The PS works collaboratively with a treatmentteam to support each client's whole health and recovery goals. The PS performs their job duties in thecommunity and/or clinic.

Education:

Required:

  • HighSchool Diploma or GED equivalent

License:

Required:

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

Experience:

Preferred:

  • Atleast one cumulative year of receiving mental health community services for someunits
  • 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: Full-Time, 40 hours.

Salary: $14.78 - $18.49 an hour. Upon successfullypassing our agency bilingual exam, an added annual bilingual pay up to $3,730would apply.

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.

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)


 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
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