Peer Support Specialist – Part Time

Peer Support Specialist – Part Time

What is a Peer Support Specialist – Part Time?

The Peer Specialist position works within the Mental Health Connect (MHC) ministry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and is responsible for providing direct service and connecting with referred individuals as well as event coverage with the MHC team Engage with individuals served by utilizing therapeutic interpersonal skills, employing person centered and trauma informed strategies. This position will work 16 hours per week and is hourly nonexempt.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Helping peers identify abilities, strengths and assets.
  • Identifying community resources and developing relationships with community agencies and organizations.
  • Providing encouragement for involvement in community based activities such as work, relationships, physical activity, self-directed hobbies, etc.
  • Identifying barriers to participation in community activities.
  • Supporting peers to connect with professional supports and services.
  • Assisting in the development of self-directed Recovery Plans.
  • Complete required documentation.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and consultation to clients and their families.
  • Model recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal actions.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The ideal candidate is one who:

  • Demonstrates empathy and sensitivity to peoples’ stories, past experiences, and trauma,
  • Commits to professional and ethical excellence, and
  • Embodies cultural competence and emotional intelligence.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have a high school diploma or GED/equivalent
  • Have a primary diagnosis of mental illness and be a current or former consumer of mental health services
  • Have successfully completed the DHS-approved Certified Peer Specialist training program and certification exam
  • One to two years’ experience in mental health or human services preferred.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Minnesota Driver’s License, maintain automobile coverage and have access to an automobile

Hourly Rate – $17.00 to $20.00 per hour

Vail Place, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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