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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.

ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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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