Employment Opportunities

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

We currently have 14 Job postings listed below from all over the great state of Minnesota.  Please note to apply for each one follow the link provided below and contact the individual or site named for the posting.


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Certified Peer Specialist position in Annadale


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POSTING PT Peer Support Specialist Level I, Virginia


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Lutheran Social Services job posting


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Henepin Healthcare Certified peer specialist


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REH CSS Certified Peer Specialist (R-1-2018)


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DHS is looking to hire two Certified Peer Specialists at each of our six Community Behavioral Health Hospitals (CBHHs) around the state. Below are links to the posting for each site.


Alexandria Job Posting click here



Annandale Job Posting click here



Baxter Job Posting click here


Fergus Falls

Fergus Falls job Posting Click here


Rochester Job Posting click here

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Bill Kelly House Job Opening


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The salary ranges from $16.00-17.00. Job descriptions below and the job locations are as follows:

ResCare – Transfer Home

700 Transfer Road

St. Paul, MN


ResCare – Northwest Residence

4408 69th Ave N

Brooklyn Center, MN


ResCare – Community Options Fridley

5384 NE 5th St.

Fridley, MN


ResCare – Tenancy Support Services

6120 Earle Brown Drive Suite 100

Brooklyn Center, MN


Contact Info is the same for all:

Vanessa Weber – HR Specialist

Phone: 763-277-1045

Email: vanessa.weber@rescare.com

Job Description

The Peer Support Specialist is a consumer of mental health services who is willing to share their experience of recovery to encourage others and provide recovery oriented services. Provide support for clients experiencing significant mental health/psychiatric symptoms, demonstrating significant functional impairments, and/or have co-occurring chemical dependency.

  • Willingness to provide peer-recovery education
  • Assist peers with assessing their unique strengths and abilities
  • Help peers with identifying, developing and working towards recovery goals
  • Assist peers with developing self-advocacy skills
  • Help peers identify and access appropriate professional resources
  • Act as a community liaison
  • Provide education for team members regarding the recovery process
  • Assist in implementing and developing treatment goal plans
  • Participate in case management meetings
  • Provide care and resources for clients and staff on culture
  • Serves as a link to community resources, teaches and models client self-advocacy and acts as a community liaison/educator
  • Reports significant/major incidents or accidents
  • Medication Administration
  • Adheres to Data Privacy Practices/HIPAA
  • Writes progress notes, and assists in summaries and discharges.
  • Monitors and records, medication administration activities.
  • Provides objective verbal and written critical incident analysis.
  • Documents essential activities related to licensure, welfare and safety


  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Have a GED or high school diploma, associate of arts degree in one of the behavioral sciences or human services preferred
  • Have or had a primary diagnosis of mental illness
  • Be current or former consumer of mental health services
  • Demonstrate dedication to promoting recovery opportunities in lives of peers
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize own lived experience of recovery to inspire recovery in the lives of peers
  • Successfully complete the MN Department of Human Services approved Certified Peer Specialist training and certification exam
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and multitask
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel)


About ResCare:

ResCare Minnesota’s Mental Health Division has been providing psychiatric rehabilitation and person-centered care to adults whose lives are impacted by mental illness for over 30 years. The cornerstone of our work at ResCare Minnesota is the relationship with our person’s served. Our agency is founded on the core principles and values of hope, partnership, choice and recovery. We value professional growth and development, with the benefit of providing an extensive training and supervision package, including supervision needed for licensure and certifications.


Health insurance

Life insurance

401K PTO

Holiday Tuition


Advancement Opportunities

Job Type: Full-time


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Warmline Operator

Mental Health Minnesota is hiring operators to staff the Minnesota Warmline.  Operators are required to have completed the Minnesota Department of Human Services approved Certified Peer Specialist Training program. The Minnesota Warmline is a confidential and non-judgmental peer support phone line that operates Monday through Saturday, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  A variety of shifts are open.  


Click the link below for more information and to access our recently updated employment application.  NOTE: If you have applied in the past, please submit a new application using this link.




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PSS Job Emma Norton Services


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Northern Pines

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Common Bond Communities Job



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RADIAS Health is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to join its residential program partnered with Catholic Charities, providing supportive housing services to 40 individuals who’ve recently experienced homelessness, have mental and/or substance abuse-related disorders, and medical concerns.



The Certified Peer Specialist functions as an integral part of the team. Our primary goals are to maintain a safe and secure milieu, to assess collaboratively with each individual what supports are needed to help maintain housing, to work with each individual to formulate a person-centered goal plan, and to either provide those supports directly to each person or seek out outside providers who can more effectively assist in this manner. This position will promote socialization, recovery, self-sufficiency, self-advocacy, and development of natural supports and maintenance of skills learned in other support services. This position also serves as an advocate and liaison for and on behalf of clients’ rights and benefits and provides expertise and consultation from a mental health consumer perspective to the entire team.


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Vocational Peer Specialist ~ Mental Health

Department ~ Mental Health

Location~ St. Cloud


The Vocational Peer Specialist is responsible for a wide range of tasks to assist consumers through their wellness and recovery journey.  Vocational Peer Specialist is a role model demonstrating techniques in recovery and in ongoing coping skills.

Essential Functions of the Vocational Peer Specialist position include:

1.     Participate in unit and clinical meetings

2.     Carry out all phases of peer specialist service

3.     Interact effectively with consumers, employers, staff and community member

4.     Complete documentation per program policy

5.     Lend unique insight into mental illness and what makes recovery possible


The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is trustworthy, self-motivated, results oriented, able to adapt to multiple changes throughout the work day and confident in their ability to create relationships within the community.

Required Skills:

Peer Specialist Certification required, 1-3 years related experience in human services, and strong commitment to principles of recovery.  Background Study from the Department of Human Services and Motor Vehicle Record Clearance is required.  Candidates must have a valid MN driver’s license and current automobile insurance coverage. EOE

Functional Industries, Inc. is a private nonprofit community rehabilitation service provider that delivers essential employment services to individuals with disabilities.  For over 40 years, Functional Industries has provided increased production capacity to area businesses by successfully pairing qualified candidates with local employment opportunities through employee development, job placement and retention services.

Krissy Eich, LSW
Director of Mental Health


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Olmsted County ACT Peer Specialist


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Apply now at Work Force Job Posting or visit Touchstone for more information.

Touchstone Mental Health is recruiting for a part-time, benefit-eligible Certified Peer Specialist available to work 20 hours per week at our new location in Fridley.

The successful peer specialist will be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent degree, and have successfully completed the Certified Peer Specialist program. Experience working in a team environment and knowledge of chemical dependency issues also helpful.

The peer specialist is responsible for providing encouragement and support to residents and guiding them in strengthening their independent living skills. Visit Touchstone Job Description to view a full job description.

Touchstone Mental Health is an equal opportunity employer.








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:

Taylor Jackson, Director of Peers: Link to HOPE Initiative

3130 SE 2nd Ave
Grand Rapids MN 55744

Phone: 218-999-4024

Fax: 218-999-4041

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:

Taylor Jackson, Director of Peers: Link to HOPE Initiative

3130 SE 2nd Ave
Grand Rapids MN 55744

Phone: 218-999-4024

Fax: 218-999-4041

Email: peerslinktohope@northlandcounseling.org