This position is a role model to peers, exhibiting competency in personal recovery and the use of coping skills, serving as an advocate, and providing information about peer support in outpatient and inpatient settings. This person performs a wide range of tasks to help peers regain independence within the community and ownership over their own recovery process by using a variety of techniques. Certified Peer Support Specialists provide guidance, hope, and support toward recovery through personal experience and growth and on a reciprocal basis.
Minimum requirements include a high school diploma and completed required state peer support training program. Must have lived experience within the mental health field. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress related to work with persons who are experiencing mental health concerns and crises and their family members. Minimum one year demonstrated personal recovery experience. Must be eligible for an NPI number and an Ohio Medicaid number for billing purposes. Must have and maintain excellent driving record. Prefer candidates with a BA and two year experience working in community, with persons with mental illness and two years demonstrated personal recovery experience.
Benefits options include health, life, pension, paid time off, and more. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. E.O.E. Persons with a disability can request an accommodation to complete the application process by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Accommodation Request."