will provide peer support services to mental health service consumers to
promote growth, recovery and wellness. You will advocate for consumers and
share your personal experiences. You will also provide support to
consumers facing everyday challenges. The work includes assisting
consumers in recovery with areas such as the identification of personal
strengths, conflict resolution, self-esteem enhancement, assertiveness and
other recovery skills. You will also advise consumers on community
resources including housing, employment, education, transportation,
recreation, health and religion. You will also attend treatment/recovery
meetings to support the consumer.
Certified Peer Specialists work
in State mental health hospitals.
health insurance; liberal retirement/pension plan; paid vacation, personal
and sick leave; paid holidays; prescription, vision and dental plan
coverage (after six months); paid group life insurance, and much more.