Certified Peer Supports Specialist (035)

Location US-MI-Jackson
Position Type Regular Part-Time
Requisition ID
Service Line
Hope Network-Behavioral Health Services SE
Hours per Week
Department Name
Hopes Door

About Us

Hope Network Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides a full range of services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or individuals with emotional well-being needs to achieve a maximum level of independence, community integration, and satisfaction with life. Our continuum of care stretches across the state assisting persons with intensive and varying acuity needs. Whether someone needs 24 hour therapeutic supports, personal care, community living support, benefit and service brokering, brief or short-term counseling, or any of our many community services, our behavioral health team is there to serve. We do all of this because we believe every person can be more, can do more, can go further than anyone ever imagined. We help people overcome.


The Certified Peer Supports Specialist is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include: Under direct supervision, the Certified Peer Supports Specialist functions as part of a team to provide flexible services aimed at supporting, directly or indirectly, persons served.  Provides expertise that professional training cannot replicate.  They often act as a consultant to other team members, helping them understand the persons’ served perspectives and subjective experiences.  This position has a high degree of person integrity, generates positive energy, and makes a difference every day.


This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions.  This job description is in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned by management as long as the duties are lawful, ethical, and within best business practices.

1. Provide supreme customer service, always being courteous, responsive, professional, and helpful to the organization’s internal and external customers. 
2. Know the contract requirements for your program/service.
3. Embrace the concepts of recovery and expects all personnel to follow the principles of recovery; supports and encourage this concept to enable the population we work with to reach their full potential.
4. Function as a team member, rather than an individual practitioner.
5. Engage persons-served and monitor their wellbeing.
6. Participate in the Family/Guardian/Friends Liaison Program activities, building a friendly and open communication network with the natural supports of persons-served.
7. Create in others an awareness of their powers and self-worth.
8. Document on the progress, or lack of progress, towards goals of persons-served at the close of each shift.
9. Knowledgeable of the Fidelity Model.
10. Assist with facility and vehicle maintenance, which may include indoor and out of doors tasks.
11. Provide and/or assist with transportation related to personal care, community living supports, employment and/or planned activities.
12. Facilitate, for persons-served, access to community resources and social support networks.
13. Make sure 100% of the routine/customary daily, monthly, quarterly, and/or annual internal data reports (required from Rehabilitation assistants) are submitted on time.
14. Aid in making sure that 100% of your training requirements are renewed prior to expiration date, as specified by job. 
15. Work toward personal and professional goals and objectives.  Attend job related in-services and trainings when offered and actively seek to further develop competencies.
16. Adhere to high level of health and safety practices in physical facilities and with corporate vehicles. 
17. Participate in building community relations and social networks that provide support, friendship, love and hope and ongoing peer review of clinical documentation.
18. Attend and actively participate in team staff meetings.
19. Maintain all training requirements as set by MDCH, including but not limited to, Annual Peer Services.
20. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties, as assigned by Program Manager.
21. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.


Educational / Talent Requirements:
1. A Certified Peer Support Specialist- Must complete and achieve ACT 101 training by DCH.
2. Credentialing & Privileging includes General ACT, Group Therapy, Co-occurring Treatment, and Peer Services Specialist Conference.


Work Experience Requirements:
1. Two years’ experience preferred.
2. Firsthand knowledge of characteristics and conditions experienced by consumer population.
3. Concepts of Motivational Interviewing.
4. Integrated Duel Diagnosis Treatment.
5. Family Psycho Education.
6. Seeking Safety, Family Psycho Education.
7. Stages of Change.
8. Trauma Informed Care.
9. Integrated Care.



Position Type (Portal Searching)

Regular Part-Time


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