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Mental Health Peer Specialist-Human Serv. Tech III-IV [0892] E

Location & Program:
Amarillo, Texas – 1115 Waiver (Peer Support)

Salary Range:

Salary: $15.66/hr.

Shift Available: Full-time

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Staff will maintain ethical and professional communications at all times using respectful Trauma Informed Care language
  • The Mental Health Peer Specialist works in both the group and one-on-one setting with individuals who use behavioral health services to produce recovery framing and outreach in a community setting
  • Shares personal recovery experiences and develops authentic and supportive peer-to-peer relationships
  • Provides education and advocacy within the community that promotes awareness of psychiatric disorders or substance use disorders while reducing misconceptions
  • Develops peer services and recovery goals and keeps the treatment team informed about the individual’s strengths and obstacles in relation to their recovery goals
  • Complies with and completes all documentation requirements related to the peer program in a timely basis, as directed

Required qualifications to be successful in the job:

  • High School diploma or GED and must have received mental health services for one (1) year cumulative, for a diagnosis that is treated in the target population for Texas
  • MUST be in recovery
  • If not already certified, the candidate must complete and earn certification as a Mental Health Peer Specialist or Recovery Support Peer Specialist within one (1) year from hire date
  • Must pass all background clearances
  • Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and be insurable under agency vehicle policy
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Preferred qualifications to be successful in the job:

  • Active status as a Certified Mental Health Peer Specialist or Recovery Support Peer Specialist in Texas, in good-standing
  • Bilingual

At TPC, passion and meaningful work is rewarded! We offer employees: 

  • Click here for TPC’s FY2023 Summary of Benefits
  • Robust benefit offerings – Medical, Urgent Care visits for a low $10 co-pay, Dental, and Vision
  • Employer paid life insurance (1.5 times employee’s salary)
  • Staff automatically enrolled into a 457 Retirement Account at 1% of their annual salary. Employer Match 1% higher than employee’s contribution up to 6% in the 403 (b) or 457 Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Paid time off – PTO accrual, Holidays
  • One (1) annual Mental Health Floating Holiday and one (1) annual Celebrate Diversity Day available to staff after 90 days of employment
  • Additional Supplemental Coverage available i.e. Disability, Accidental, Cancer, Critical Care, and Section 125 Flexible Spending Account Plan
  • 501(c)(3) designation – you can apply the for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Teladoc – gives you or your immediate family members in the household access to a medical provider free of charge via telephone or video
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – gives you or your immediate family members in the household access to behavioral health, financial, and legal counseling in person or via telephone
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