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Peer Support Specialist [1025] E

Location & Program:
Amarillo, Texas – Community Mental Health Center (CMHC)

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 person in this position will serve as the peer support specialist for people in the Community Mental Health Center SAMHSA grant program
  • As part of the therapeutic treatment team, this person will provide wellness activities that promote recovery
  • Peer support services will be provided in office and community settings
  • The person in this position will complete a peer certification process if they are not already a certified peer support specialist
  • The therapeutic team in which this person will be a part of will work to promote the recovery goals of the individual in treatment
  • They will use a shared decision making model and offer instruction and support to help people develop the skills they need to facilitate their individual recovery

Required qualifications to be successful in the job:  

  • High school diploma or equivalency (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 and is now in recovery
  • If not already certified, must complete the Mental Health Peer Specialist certification within one (1) year from hire date
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner
  • This position will require flexible work schedules to accommodate for the needs of participants in the program
  • Must pass all background clearances
  • Must be able to become credentialed as a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions
  • Must have a minimum of eighth grade reading, comprehension level as evidenced by score on the Adult Basic Learning Examination (ABLE) test
  • Or one semester (12 semester hours) of accredited college work
  • 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:  

  • N/A

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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