COAST CENTER - JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Certified Peer Specialist
Location: Galveston County
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Working Status: Full
Time with Benefits
The Peer Support Specialist provides peer support services; serves as a consumer advocate; provides consumer information and peer support for consumers in a variety of settings. The Peer Support Specialist performs a wide range of tasks to support consumers in living their own lives and directing their own recovery and wellness process. The Peer Support Specialist will model competency in recovery and wellness.
Center operates under a trauma-informed approach based on the six key principles
of Safety, Trustworthiness & Transparency, Peer Support, Collaboration
& Mutuality, Empowerment & Choice, and Cultural, Historical &
Duties: (To be performed with or without accommodation as based on ADA
The Certified Peer Specialist will be responsible for the following:
direct supervision from Program Manager-MCSC
- High School or GED completion
- Certified Peer Specialist certification. If candidate does not hold a current CPS credential they may still be considered for employment provisionally, provided they earn their CPS within one year of hire for the position.
- Preferred experience with electronic records system(s)
- Work will be
performed in the Office, Field and/or Remotely setting(s).
- May require
varied work hours depending on need of clients.
- Out of
region travel may be required to attend trainings.
- May require
travel to various locations within Brazoria and Galveston Counties. Requires
current Texas Driver's License, reliable transportation safe and current with
all state requirements, and liability insurance.
- Travel may be required to other peer group sites for this position. Internal trainings will be provided on an ongoing basis. External trainings can occur approximately once per quarter.
supervisor when requested to complete special projects and complete all
assignments within a time frame negotiated with the supervisor. Completion of
other duties as assigned by supervisor as it relates to the program and
Physical/Mental Requirements & Environmental Conditions:
to transport, adjust and/or move items up to 55 lbs.
to ascend/descend stairs.
to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time.
to handle objects.
to operate office equipment.
to move around within an office setting and/or other locations as needed; may
include ability to bend/twist, kneel/stoop and/or reach for items.
to push/pull, crawl/squat as it relates to PMAB requirements; may be required
to perform PMAB restraints as it relates to program requirements.
to detect and write effectively.
to hear (with or without aid).
to have visual acuity to operate a motor vehicle and observe objects within
to accept constructive criticism.
to maintain regular attendance.
to understand, communicate and comprehend accurate information with others
to reason and analyze effectively.
to solve practical problems as it relates to position.
to pass and maintain all Center mandated trainings.
to work alone.
to work closely with others.
to work closely with clients and/or family members with poor hygiene. Ability
to work long and/or irregular hours.
be subjected to hostile environment.
be subjected to high crime environment.
exposure to tobacco products.
be subjected to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
to standard noise levels within working environment.
by motor vehicle, van, bus or plane may be required.
Qualified individuals must be able to perform
these functions with or without reasonable accommodations as based on ADA