Employment Opportunities

If you know of a Certified Peer Specailist Employment Opportunity in your area that you would like posted please email jamiller@northlandcounseling.org

We currently have 20 Job postings listed below from all over the great state of Minnesota.

 

Job Posting 1

CERTIFIED PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST

Are you looking for a career that has a positive impact on your community? Do you want to live in a place where the lake could be out your back door? Northern Pines Mental Health Center is a private, nonprofit mental health agency located in Central Minnesota serving the counties of Crow Wing, Cass, Aitkin, Wadena, Morrison and Todd.

Northern Pines Mental Health Center is seeking a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist to join our Crisis Stabilization Services treatment team. This is a Full-time opening at our Safe Harbor facility in Brainerd, MN. The purpose of this position is to provide crisis stabilization residential treatment services to recipients who are experiencing significant difficulty with daily life activities as a result of a serious mental illness in a comprehensive 24 hour service. Qualified applicants will have skills in crisis intervention using trauma informed care, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to use electronic recording keeping and complete documentation as scheduled. Applicants must be able to facilitate learning in evidence based recovery skills and network with local resources. Qualifications also include: high school diploma or equivalent, personal experience and knowledge of recovery, completion of Department of Human Services approved Peer Specialist certification program and Peer Specialist certification. This position involves driving recipients to various locations within the community. A valid Drivers License, proof of insurance and acceptable driving record is required. This position requires flexibility in scheduling as this is a 24/7 facility.

This position offers a competitive compensation package including Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability Insurance, 401K with employer match, and generous Paid Time Off.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume and references to postings@npmh.org.

Northern Pines Mental Health Center is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Job Posting 2

Wilder is posting for a Bilingual Peer Specialist.

Certified Peer Specialist – ACT –Bilingual

Application Deadline: 08/02/2017

Direct url: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=19230072

 

Job Posting 3

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Job Posting 4

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Job Posting 5

Wanted: Certified Peer Specialists

Family Supportive Housing

 

PPL Family Supportive Housing provides housing and services for formerly homeless families who have mental and chemical health challenges.   We have five locations in Minneapolis and St Paul and serve 100 families.

 

Our Team is looking for TWO “Certified Peer Specialists” to engage with families who live in Supportive Housing.  We need their expertise and experience with managing Mental and Chemical Health Challenges.   We are looking for individuals who are willing to bring others along with them on the journey to Recovery. The Certified Peer Specialists will engage with our participants through peer groups and home visits in St Paul and in Minneapolis.  The Certified Peer Specialists will be part of the PPL team, and the two CPS will partner with each other to assist and support staff and families. The Certified Peer Specialists will support individuals with goal setting and accompany them to connect to services and resources in the community such as doctor appointments.   They will also co-facilitate groups. Applicants willing to forge relationships while supporting families using their Peer Specialist skills are encouraged to apply!

 

Certified Peer Specialist Certificate from MN Department of Human Services required

 

To apply visit: www.ppl-inc.hiringthing.com

Questions:   Contact DeBorah Smith 612-455-5257

Job Posting 6

ACT CPS 2017

Job Posting 7

Zumbro Valley Health Center

Job Posting 8

PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST

Due to service expansion, Northwestern Mental Health Center is looking to hire TWO Full or Part-Time Peer Recovery Specialists who will serve adults with mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance use in Kittson, Marshall, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk and Red Lake Counties.

Job Specifications:

Peer Recovery Specialists use lived experiences in a trained non-clinical approach to assists individuals discover their strengths and develop their own unique recovery goals by incorporating models of wellness, personal responsibility, self-advocacy and hopefulness.   Preference will be given to candidates with a lived mental illness, trauma, or substance use experience and be in long term recovery.  Candidates who also have experience working with individuals that have a mental illness, chemical health issue and/or homelessness are desired. Candidates may be required to live in counties served.   Candidates should have good oral and written communication skills, be able to work in a team and have good organizational skills. Supervision provided by a mental health professional.

Skills Preferred:

  • Minimum Qualifications include: high school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Mental Health services and supports or community resources.
  • Must possess basic computer skills to perform job duties including email, time sheet management, and ability to learn the electronic health record program.
  • Ability to attend intensive training provided by the NWMHC to become credentialed as a Certified Peer Specialist or already maintain certification.

Erika Rustad, MSW, LICSW

Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc.

701-215-0169

2016- NWMHC Employment Application

 

Job Posting 9

PSYCHIATRIC ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE Come join our growing community mental health team.  The Northwestern Mental Health Center is looking for a Full Time Psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Crookston MN.

Job Specifications:

The position will emphasize the integration of both the primary and behavioral healthcare needs of patients through addressing issues that arise through screenings and assessments and working with team members to coordinate care with other clinics, providers and disciplines. Services will include: 1) psychiatric evaluations 2) medication management 3) consultation in an outpatient clinic setting either face to face or through tele-health modalities.  Services will be delivered out of the Crookston office with tele-health options across the entire six county catchment areas M-F 8am-5pm. Competitive salary and benefits.

 

Skills Preferred:

  • Current APRN/PMHNP/FNP Licensure and liability/malpractice insurance in the state of MN with proof of education.
  • Valid DEA license
  • Successfully pass a background study.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with people with serious mental illness.

 

Erika Rustad, MSW, LICSW

Northwestern Mental Health Center, Inc.

701-215-0169

2016- NWMHC Employment Application

 

Job posting 10

North Homes Inc., a 501 –C (3) human service agency providing a continuum of services for youth, families and adults is currently hiring for:

Certified Peer Specialist

Provide peer support to clients of the newly established Housing Support Program. The program provides Outreach; Housing Transition Services and Tenant Sustaining Service to adults with a mental illness; emphasis on transitional age youth 18-25. The position promotes socialization, recovery, self-sufficiency, development of natural supports and enhancement of skills learned.

Qualifications

Credentialed as a Minnesota Department of Human Services Certified Peer Specialist. Experience as a Certified Peer Specialist preferred.

For more information about this position contact Lorna Mix, Adult Services Development Coordinator at (218) 259-7998.

You can apply online at www.northhomesinc.org. Applications may also be picked up from & submitted to North Homes, Inc Administrative Building located at 303 SE First Street, Grand Rapids MN or via email to Hilary.Emerson@northhomes.org.

North Homes Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job posting 11

Recognized as a Top 150 Workplace, People Incorporated Mental Health Services serves people with mental illness in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro area. In 2016, we reached over 10,000 individuals through more than 60 different programs. Helping people with mental illness requires great flexibility and creativity. That’s why we start with the person first…developing innovative, effective services that provide the care, resources, and connections that will help each person in the best way possible. Join us in our mission to support mental health and wellness in our community through collaboration and integration of care!

We are searching for a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS). This position supports and mentors consumers, acting as a mentor and role model to our consumers to inspire hope and share life experiences and lessons learned as a person in recovery. We work collaboratively with other team members and with consumers to develop a person-centered treatment plan that best meets each consumer’s goals.  Duties include:

  • Actively participating in all team meetings and promoting a recovery perspective as a key component of all discussions with all members of the team
  • Modeling a recovery approach and demonstrating coping skills
  • Supporting our consumers with skill development training in socialization, problem solving, self-awareness, and awareness of others

Required Qualifications:

  • Certification as a Certified Peer Specialist through DHS or PeersLinktoHope.org
  • High School diploma or GED and a minimum of 21 years of age

AND EITHER

  • Three years of full-time, supervised experience in the delivery of services to people with mental illness

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services
  • One year of full-time, supervised experience in the delivery of services to people with mental illness

People Incorporated offers a suite of comprehensive medical and dental benefits as well as competitive pay, and paid time off.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, veterans or other status unrelated to job qualifications.

Apply online with us: https://peopleincorporated.applicantpro.com/jobs/548951.html

Job Posting 12

Job Description:

The Minnesota Warmline

The Warmline is a safe and secure phone line for people working on their recovery. The Warmline is answered by our knowledgeable, compassionate, caring, and professionally trained staff of Peer Support Specialists who have first-hand, personal experience dealing with a psychiatric diagnosis.

The Warmline is completely confidential and non-judgmental. Operators assist those calling for support or information, or those just calling to talk about what’s important to them, and answer their questions, provide local referrals and take the time to listen to their concerns.

The Minnesota Warmline is open Mondays through Saturdays, from 5 PM to 10 PM.  Calls are answered out of our St. Paul office.  Operators typically work one to three shifts each week.  Starting wage is $12-$13/hour.

Primary position duties: 

The Warmline Operator is responsible for responding to incoming Warmline calls and providing support and referrals to community resources. Duties and responsibilities:

  1.   Provide active listening and mutual support to people calling into the Warmline.
  2.  Provide support to other Warmline Operators.
  3.  Provide referrals and information on community resources to callers.
  4.  Complete contact/data sheet after each call.
  5.  Provide Warmline back up for vacations and sick days of coworkers as needed
  6.  Attend two monthly meetings and well as trainings as scheduled.

Experience: 

Must have completed Certified Peer Specialist training (or be willing to complete the 80 hours of training required to become a Certified Peer Specialist) and have had their own lived mental health experience (current or past mental illness diagnosis). People can apply on the Mental Health Minnesota website:

http://www.mentalhealthmn.org/about-us/job-opportunities

 

Job Posting 13

Certified Peer Specialist – Crisis Services

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Position: Certified Peer Specialist – Crisis Services
Type: Full Time
Location: St. Cloud, MN

Central MN Mental Health Center has an opportunity in our Crisis Services Programs to add a Certified Peer Specialist to our team. The Crisis Response Team provides immediate, mental health crisis services to children and adults experiencing a mental health crisis. Under the direction of a mental health professional, the mental health practitioners and certified peer specialists are responsible for home, community and residential-based mental health services to individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Services provided are within a family driven and trauma informed framework. The Certified Peer Specialist also provides peer support services to clients.

The Duties may include but are not limited to:

Functions as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills.
Works with clients and other treatment staff to develop a treatment/recovery plan based on each client’s identified goals.
Provides opportunities for people using mental health services to practice self-efficacy, through activities that emphasize the acquisition, development, and enhancement of skills needed to move forward in mental health recovery.
Assists clients in working with their case manager or treatment team in determining the steps the client needs to take in order to achieve these goals and self-directed recovery.
Qualifications

High school diploma, GED or equivalent
Successful completion of the Department of Human Services approved Certified Peer Specialist training and certification exam
Have or had a primary diagnosis of mental illness
Be a current or former consumer of mental health services
Have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance
CMMHC’s Great Benefits:

Medical and Dental Insurance (including fitness facility discounts of $20/month), HSA, FSA, Vision, Company Paid Employee Life Insurance, Voluntary Term Life, LTD, EAP, & Optional Supplemental Insurances.

403(b) retirement plan with a 5.5% employer contribution

Paid Time Off

Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement

All CMMHC sites are approved for the National Loan Repayment Program

Central Minnesota Mental Health Center is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Job Posting 14

ResCare Brooklyn Center has  an employment opportunity for a Peer Support Specialist. We are currently looking to fill a position on our upcoming FACT team. The schedule would be Monday through Friday (business hours), with a  40 hour work week. The pay for the position would be $19.00 per hour.

Timeka Johnson Human Resources Direct Dial:  763-277-1045

Main office number:  763-537-6612 Fax number:  763-537-7162

Timeka Johnson

Timeka.Johnson@rescare.com

Job Posting 15

Job Title:    Peer Recovery Specialist

Status:        Full Time, Regular, Non-Exempt

Program:   Mother’s Achieving Recovery for Family Unity (MARFU)

Location:   Chemical and Mental Health: 1900 Chicago Ave. S, Minneapolis MN  55404

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

RESOURCE Chemical and Mental Health Division provides a continuum of integrated services, including access, clinical treatment, care coordination and recovery support.  We provide services that are innovative, person centered, strength based, and outcome driven.  We strive for the highest quality of services using culturally responsive and evidence based practices in a trauma informed environment. The Peer Recovery Specialist will assist with program support in our mothers with children program, connecting participants to recovery activities in the community, transportation of participants, helping participants get their basic needs met & navigation of the substance abuse service system, including help to increase access to substance abuse services, co-facilitation of Peer Support Groups, urinalysis, and home-based service support.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate commitment to SAMSHA’s definition of recovery and recovery principles: “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” www.samhsa.gov
  • Develop a monthly calendar of recovery activities in the community. Calendar should include activities for both families and single adults (women and men), as well as culturally specific activities.
  • Staff Child Development Room 1-3 days per week (morning and afternoon groups).
  • Encourage and facilitate involvement of participants in services and activities.
  • Plan and co-facilitate structured groups including “Celebrating Families” curriculum.
  • Promote recovery orientated services.
  • Assist participants in developing their own self-directed recovery plan, to include formal and informal referrals and supports primary care, dental care, social supports, culturally specific services.
  • Provide transportation to participant appointments, events, etc 
  • Meet with participants as needed to provide problem solving and supportive interactions.
  • Plan and promote activities focused on celebrations, education, and learning.
  • Ensure grant requirements are met, including program enrollment goals and documentation.
  • Actively participate in the division’s Trauma Informed Care Initiative and motivational interviewing.  Support and implement evidence based practices related to specific program area.
  • Employ a holistic approach with participants,  promoting health and wellness activities.
  • Participate as a partner on the team; contribute to discussions, actions and projects. Maintain a favorable working relationship with all other employees to foster and promote a cooperative and harmonious working climate, which will be conducive to maximum employee morale, productivity, and efficiency/effectiveness.
  • Demonstrates a positive and collaborative team approach by endorsing the same purposes and focuses as the team while encouraging trust and cooperation. Work within your team to assure that all benchmarks and goals are achieved and that you are a productive team member who supports the mission.
  • Communicates in a clear, consistent and positive manner to internal and external customers, actively listening to ideas and suggestions and acknowledging the contributions of other team members. Maintains confidentiality.
  • Continuously exercises good judgment in handling participant issues and represents organization with a positive and professional image, projecting at all times a favorable image of organization to promote its aims and objectives.
  • Remains flexible in job duties – demonstrates and understands the reasons for changes in the workplace and takes an active role in adapting to those changes.
  • Provides and promotes unconditional positive regard to all participants regardless of race, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability and economic status.
  • Meets performance criteria as outlined in annual performance evaluation and individualized performance standards.
  • Responsible for working in collaboration with the Volunteer Program Manager to assist with supporting volunteer positions which may fall within your program area
  •  

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Willingness to complete training and certification as Recovery Coach or Peer Support Specialist and WRAP certification.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the recovery philosophy and recovery oriented behavioral health services, or willingness to learn recovery principles.
  • Experience with and/or commitment to working in a diverse, continuum of services in a fast-paced, growing organization, and a desire to develop and deliver culturally responsive services.
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours in order to meet the needs of the participants.

Desired:

  • Minimum 1-year experience working with individuals experiencing chemical dependency problems and/or mental health issues.
  • Recovery Coach Certification and WRAP certification.
  • Ability to work independently with participants in home or community settings.
  • Previous work experience in a behavioral health setting.
  • Experience with programs serving individuals with dual diagnoses.
  • Experience working with culturally-specific services (African American, Multiracial and Multicultural services).

SALARY: DOQ

 BENEFITS INCLUDE: Paid vacation, sick time and holidaysFull enrollment into medical, dental, life, STD and LTD insurance and 401(k) plan.  Other optional benefits available.

 HOW TO APPLY:  Email your cover letter and resume to: recruitment@resource-mn.org – In the subject line of the email, you must reference – Job #    Peer Recovery Specialist – MARFU

 

RESOURCE invests in people to care for themselves and their families. Our mission is to increase well-being through recovery, employment and career advancement. RESOURCE offers three main areas of services:  chemical and mental health, employment and training. We provide licensed clinical treatment, care coordination, and recovery support to ensure that successes achieved are long-lasting. Our workforce development services include: assessment, credentialed career training, education placement, job placement, retention & follow-up services, and wrap around support services. For more information, go to our website: www.resource-mn.org

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Posting Date:  11/10/16

 

 

Job Posting 16

Job Title:               Peer Support Specialist

Status:                   Part-Time (20 hours/week)

Program:              RESOURCE Chemical and Mental Health

Location:              Charaka Community Support Program – 7888 12th Ave S. Bloomington, MN 55425

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  Facilitate supportive interactions and activities between program members of the Community Support Program (CSP) for adults with a serious and persistent mental illness. Candidates who are consumers of mental health services are encouraged to apply.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with supervision of members and encourage participation in psychosocial programming,  social, recreational and wellness-focused activities.
  • Lead groups and activities in the community and at the CSP.
  • May provide outreach to new and existing members in the community.
  • Assist members by encouraging and leading wellness and recovery-focused activities.
  • Provide support and problem solving to clients as necessary.
  • Provide crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Answer phones, direct calls and visitors to appropriate staff.
  • Perform receptionist duties as needed.
  • Participate in Team and program development.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Peer Support Certification preferred but not required.
  • BA in recreation, social work, psychology or related field helpful but not required.
  • Knowledge of needs and concerns of individuals with mental illness.
  • Experience working with individuals with mental illness preferred.
  • Interest and experience in recreation preferred
  • Experience in successfully relating to persons of many different backgrounds with excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member, able to support the team.
  • Knowledge of community resources helpful.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, positively, and professionally with clients, providers and other professionals both in person and using the telephone.
  • Must have access to a reliable, insured vehicle, and the ability to drive for work purposes.

SALARY:  DOQ.

BENEFITS:  Paid vacation, sick time and holidays prorated to percent of full-time.

HOW TO APPLY:  Email your cover letter and resume to: recruitment@resource-mn.org – In the subject line of the email, you must reference – Job # 2228

 

RESOURCE is interested in hiring staff who are capable of functioning effectively in the context of cultural differences and capable of valuing differences in all cultures.

 

RESOURCE invests in people to care for themselves and their families. Our mission is to empower people to achieve greater personal, social and economic success. RESOURCE offers three main areas of services:  chemical and mental health, employment and training. We provide licensed clinical treatment, care coordination, and recovery support to ensure that successes achieved are long-lasting. Our workforce development services include: assessment, credentialed career training, education placement, job placement, retention & follow-up services, and wrap around support services. For more information, go to our website: www.resource-mn.org

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Posting Date:  November 14, 2015

 

 

Job Posting 17

 

THE WAYSIDE HOUSE, INC
JOB TITLE: Peer Recovery Specialist – 1 openings
REPORTS TO: Lead Case Manager
POSITION 1 FTE with benefits

 

OPEN DATE: Wednesday, September 27, 2016

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY:

The Wayside House mission is to empower women to recover sobriety, identity, home, family and community by providing treatment, housing and supportive services. The Wayside House began in 1954 as the vision of Sarah Mary “Sally” DeVay, a Honeywell employee who created a home for women who had “fallen by the wayside” and energized the community to help. While Wayside initially focused on providing shelter for women in poverty, the agency’s founders soon realized that chemical dependency was a core issue holding back most of the women and shifted Wayside’s mission to focus on recovery. Wayside became one of the nation’s first treatment centers for women at a time when women’s addiction was an often unspoken issue. Wayside continues to be committed to providing innovative, holistic, gender‐responsive services that empower women in poverty to recover from chemical dependency and mental illness and build stable, successful lives. For more info, visit: www.waysidehouse.org.

 POSITION SUMMARY:

The Peer Recovery Specialist draws upon their personal growth experience to carry the message of hope and recovery to individuals who are currently enrolled in treatment services.  Personal experience in substance use disorder recovery is required. By offering outreach, encouragement and support, the Peer Recovery Specialist cultivates and secures a connection with the enrolled individual, while teaching personal responsibility and serving as a mentor and role model.  As part of their job duties, the Peer Recovery Specialist will be asked to provide direct services to individuals in the areas of outreach and engagement, personal assistance in the completion of daily living skills, linkage to community supports, transportation, and in-home services.  It is also designed to assist clients identify and move “barriers” aside that prevent them from their recovery goals.  The Peer Recovery Specialist is trained to empower clients that are engaged in residential and non-residential treatment services.

Responsibilities and Additional Duties:

  • Meet with clients on a regular basis, or as needed after initial meeting, to discuss routine recovery issues from a peer perspective.
  • Provide direct assistance in the form of transportation, filling out forms or making phone calls, and accompanying clients to appointments and court.
  • Transporting and staying with clients at crisis appointments
  • Assist in finding necessary community services to meet basic needs
  • Outreach and follow-up with non-residential program participants where they live as needed, help acclimate them to their new surroundings, and explore recovery resources in the area.
  • Provide education about and attend self-help groups, obtaining sponsorship, and assisting clients in finding recovery support meetings that accommodate their schedules and child care needs.
  • Role model behavior that is consistent with and supportive to people in recovery from chemical dependency, such behavior will include upholding ethical standards of the program and reliable attendance
  • Assist with tasks associated with clients arriving and leaving Wayside Women’s Treatment – for example if someone is leaving against staff advice to provide follow-up contact and resource support
  • Provide personal assistance in the completion of daily living skills.
  • Serve as the contact person for in-house meetings, facilitate in-house Alumnae Meeting, and attend outside meetings with clients.
  • Transporting clients to and from Medication Assisted Therapy appointments.
  • Assist in developing and implementing Alumna community events.

Additional Duties:

  • Assist in planning and supervising recreational activities for clients.
  • Maintain confidential client records.  Process client record requests.
  • Perform other routine support tasks, including filing, photocopying, answering telephones, and compiling statistical reports.
  • Attend weekly clinical staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned

 Minimum Requirements:

Peer Recovery Specialist must be free of chemical use problems for at least two years immediately preceding their hiring and must sign a statement attesting to that fact.

  • Knowledge and experience in the field of chemical dependency and/or mental health.
  • Congenial, organized, and compassionate individual to work in cooperative team relationship within the agency and with external community organizations.
  • The Peer Recovery Specialist needs to be innovative, driven, visionary, and reliable
  • Microsoft Outlook/computer experience required
  • Must demonstrate ability to work with and relate effectively with women of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • High School Diploma required.
  • Some college courses in human services or related field preferred.
  • Must be able to pass DHS background study
  • Good driving record and current Minnesota Driver’s License required along with reliable vehicle.
  • No DWIs in last five years; No more than three moving violations/accidents in past three years
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be free of communicable disease.
  • Must be flexible in schedule
  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to be responsive in an effective manner, while maintaining a warm and supportive atmosphere.
  • Must value diversity and be able to relate well and enjoy working with women of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Preference given to Certified Peer Specialists or willing to obtain certification.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 25lbs.
  • Must be able to climb stairs

COMPENSATION:         $14.40-$14.75 per hour – DOQ

LOCATION:       Wayside Women’s Treatment Center

3705 Park Center Blvd

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

 HOURS:

Position One: Full-Time (40 hours), Tuesday – Saturday, and ability to work at least two evenings a week.

*Specific hours to be discussed with supervisor

BENEFITS:

This position is eligible for a full and generous benefits package, including medical, dental, life, STD & LTD insurance, retirement plan with 4% match after one year of employment, flexible spending accounts  for dependent care/medical savings, educational assistance/continuing education programs & and personal time off (PTO).

TO APPLY:

Please send resume and cover letter detailing experience to:

Ashley Beadell

Wayside House, Inc.

3705 Park Center Boulevard

St Louis Park, MN 55416

FAX: 952-926-9713

EMAIL: AshleyBe@waysidehouse.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

 

Wayside House is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment 

Job Posting 18

Certified Peer Specialist: Housing Support Team

RADIAS Health has a full-time (40 hours a week) Certified Peer Specialist position that’s available on our Housing Support Team.  This position will provide Outreach, Housing Transition, and Tenancy Sustaining Services to people with mental illness who are homeless or at risk of losing housing in Ramsey and Anoka Counties. Some responsibilities are: Promote personal growth and development with mental health and substance abuse issues. Assist, teach, and support clients with activities of daily living, vocational skills, accessing housing, maintaining financial supports, and utilizing buses and other transportation in the community. Provide side-by-side support, coaching and encouragement to help clients socialize and carry out leisure time activities on evenings, weekends, and holidays.  Organize and lead individual social and recreational activities and provide opportunities to practice social skills.

 

The candidate will have a High school diploma or equivalent.  Must be at least 21 years of age. Must have a primary diagnosis of mental illness, be a current or former consumer of mental health services, must demonstrate leadership and advocacy skills and a strong dedication to recovery. Credentialed as a DHS Certified Peer Specialist.

 

This position will be housed from the RADIAS Health main office, downtown St. Paul.  Hours are Monday – Friday day hours, with the possibility of some evenings.

 

Job Posting 19

Touchstone mental health

Currently has an opening for a half-time CPS at our IRTS program.   Applicants can visit https://www.touchstonemh.org/employment or https://www.touchstonemh.org/about/employment/job-opportunities/certified-peer-specialist-rtm for more information and to submit an application.

 

Touchstone Mental Health is currently seeking a half-time Certified Peer Specialist to work at our Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) program in Minneapolis. This position is responsible for providing rehabilitative skills training, guidance, encouragement and support for clients. The Certified Peer Specialist will work in the community with recipients of the program to assist them in setting and achieving rehabilitation goals, securing employment, completing paperwork, providing mentorship, and will be responsible for other duties as assigned. The position requires a varied schedule including some day, evening, weekend, and holiday shifts for an average of 20 hours per week. As a half-time (0.5 FTE) employee, the incumbent will be eligible for all agency benefits (medical, accident, dental, vision and life insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid vacation/sick/holiday time, and professional development funds).

 

The successful applicant must be certified as a Peer Specialist, at least 21 years of age, and possess a high school diploma (or equivalent). They must self-identify as current or past recipient of mental health services and have the ability to meet the MN Department of Human Service rules for qualifications of a mental health practitioner or rehabilitation worker. Experience working with homeless populations and in team environments is required. Experience working with people who have severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), experience or knowledge of chemical dependency issues for adults with mental illness, and some college education is preferred.

 

Touchstone Mental Health is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Job Posting 20

RESOURCE, Inc.

Job Title:               Peer Support Specialist

Status:                   Part-Time (20-28 hours a week) with possibility of Full-Time in the future

Program:              Medica Peer Support Program

Location:              1825 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Certified Peer Support Specialist will provide 3-6 months of Peer Support Services to referred Medica members age 18+ who are being discharging from inpatient hospital settings.  Referred individuals will have experienced a minimum of two inpatient hospitalizations for mental health within the past 12 months.  The overall goal for the position is to assist individuals in their recovery and stability living within the community and to improve their overall quality of life.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Respond quickly when referred members are in the hospital, visiting prior to discharge and playing a role within hospital treatment and discharge planning.
  • Train the member in evidence based illness self-management skills, including the development of a support plan, symptom tracking, journaling, etc.
  • Help create/design and implement an individual recovery goals and support plan.
  • Encourage attendance at community based supports and resources
  • Support healthy interaction between providers and the member by helping the member to prepare for visits.Work with the consumer to create an advance directive, if desired.
  • Link the consumer to important community resources and supports
  • Support the consumer in connecting with and/or building a support network
  • Help the member to become involved with something he/she enjoys and that provides purpose for their lives within the community, such as a volunteer group, exercise program, sport activity, etc.
  • Responsible for working in collaboration with the Volunteer Program Manager to assist with supporting volunteer positions which may fall within your program area.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Peer Support Certification
  • BA in recreation, social work, psychology or related field helpful but not required
  • Knowledge of needs and concerns of individuals with mental illness
  • Experience working with individuals with mental illness preferred
  • Experience in successfully relating to persons of many different backgrounds with excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work as an effective team member, able to support the team
  • Knowledge of community resources helpful
  • Ability to communicate effectively, positively, and professionally with clients, providers and other professionals both in person and using the telephone
  • Must have access to a reliable, insured vehicle, and the ability to drive for work purposes.

SALARY:  DOQ.

BENEFITS:  No Benefits.

HOW TO APPLY:  Email your cover letter and resume to: recruitment@resource-mn.org – In the subject line of the email, you must reference Job #2195 – Peer Support Specialist

RESOURCE invests in people to care for themselves and their families. Our mission is to increase well-being through recovery, employment and career advancement. RESOURCE offers three main areas of services:  chemical and mental health, employment and training. We provide licensed clinical treatment, care coordination, and recovery support to ensure that successes achieved are long-lasting. Our workforce development services include: assessment, credentialed career training, education placement, job placement, retention & follow-up services, and wrap around support services. For more information, go to our website:  www.resource-mn.org

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

 Posting Date:  09/16/2016

 

 

Northland Counseling Center

If you have graduated from the Certified Peer Support Specialist training and are looking for employment, the Peers: Link to Hope Initiative will help to link your resume to potential employers around the state.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Amanda Okech, Director of Peers: Link to HOPE Initiative

215 SE 2nd Ave
Grand Rapids MN 55744

Phone: 218-244-5913

Fax: 218-326-9787

Email: aokech@northlandcounseling.org

If you are an agency or organization looking to hire a Certified Peer Specialist, the Peers: Link to Hope Initiative will link you to graduates of the Certified Peer Support Specialist training or we can link your job openings to this page. Please contact:

Amanda Okech, Director of Peers: Link to HOPE Initiative

215 SE 2nd Ave
Grand Rapids MN 55744

Phone: 218-244-5913

Fax: 218-999-4041

Email: aokech@northlandcounseling.org