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Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS)

Job Type: full time

POSITION SUMMARY: Focused on welcoming consumers to the Agency in preparation for intake. Assists in the development and implementation of services for Agency consumers to their overall comprehensive care program.


  • Assist the consumer in preparing for the intake process.
  • Works with the outpatient unit to assess personal needs and develop treatment plans.
  • Assists with the provision of outreach services.
  • Develops relationships with participating agencies and community service providers.
  • Provides transportation services when needed.
  • Completes required documentation with/for consumers.
  • Participates in daily activities that facilitate the efficient operation of the program.
  • Participates in related meetings as needed.
  • Attends any on-going in-service training activities.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Experience in the human services field and/or life experiences indicating readiness to work with the chronically mentally ill and/or chemically dependent population.

SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Must be or have been a Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Client. Certified as a Peer Support Specialist in the state of Michigan (certification can be obtained within 6 months of employment), have a valid State of Michigan Driver’s License and access to a vehicle to use for agency business.

Job Title: Certified Peer Support Specialist
Program: Outpatient and ACT
Unit: Lincoln Park and Taylor Outpatient
Reports To: Outpatient Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Hourly Rate: $12.02-$14.87

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