Job Summary: A Peer Specialist is a person with mental illness experience who helps others diagnosed with mental illnesses. The role of the Peer Specialist is to promote wellness, recovery and to support people in achieving their chosen goals. The Peer Specialist re[rots to the Director of Consumer Affairs and Advocacy and provides support to patients during the admission process, attending treatment team meetings, helping patients identify their strengths, assisting patients to avert crises and de-briefing patients following a restraint or crisis event, providing emotional support, teaching self-advocacy, and modeling recovery.
Three to five years' experience working as a Peer Specialist
Knowledge of mental health system and state, regional and local resources
Ability to work independently
Strong oral and written communication skills