Employment Opportunities

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

We currently have 16 Job postings listed below from all over the great state of Minnesota.

Job Posting 1

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

 

Job Posting 2

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

Alexandria Job Posting click here

 

Annandale

Annandale Job Posting click here

 

Baxter

Baxter Job Posting click here

 

Fergus Falls

Fergus Falls job Posting Click here

Rochester

Rochester Job Posting click here

Job Posting 3

Bill Kelly House Job Opening

 

Job Posting 4

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

Qualifications:

  • 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)

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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.

Benefits:

Health insurance

Life insurance

401K PTO

Holiday Tuition

Reimbursement

Advancement Opportunities

Job Type: Full-time

 

 

Job Posting 5

PSS Job Posting Northland Counseling Center

Job Posting 6

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.

 

https://mentalhealthmn.org/get-involved/employment-opportunities/

 

Job Posting 7

PSS Job Emma Norton Services

 

Job Posting 8

Northern Pines

Job Posting 9

Common Bond Communities Job

 

 

Job Posting 10

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.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=smhs&jobId=143180&lang=en_US&source=CC2

 

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.

 

Job Posting 11

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
763.350.6186

 

Job Posting 12

Olmsted County ACT Peer Specialist

 

Job Posting 13

TOUCHSTONE MENTAL HEALTH

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.

 

Job Posting 14

Certified Peer Specialist

Company Information:

Thrive has 27 programs throughout Minnesota, offering the following social and health care services: Adult Foster Care, Crisis Services, Residential Mental Health Services, Residential Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders and Outpatient Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders. Our IRTS facility in NEW ULM is designed to develop and enhance psychiatric stability, personal and emotional adjustment, self-sufficiency, and the necessary skills to live in a more independent setting. This facility also provides residential crisis stabilization services to individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis situation.

Position: Certified Peer Specialist, Part Time, flexible between days and evenings

Job Description:

·         Provide a model for both people in recovery and staff by demonstrating that recovery is possible.

·         Identify recovering persons’ abilities, strengths and assets (both internal and external) and assist them to recognize these strengths and use them to achieve their goals.

·         Assist recovering persons to identify their personal interests and goals in relation to recovery and toward, “getting the life they want” in the community.

·         Assist recovering persons to have their voices fully heard and their needs, goals and objectives established as the focal point of rehabilitation and clinical services.

·         Identify barriers (internal and external) to full participation in community resources and developing strategies, with other stakeholders, to overcome those barriers.

·         Maintain contact by phone and/or e-mail with recovering person after they leave the program to insure their on-going success and to provide re-engagement support in partnership with others in the agency if needed.

Job Requirements:

To qualify for this position an individual must already be a Certified Peer Specialist.

·         Must be 21 years of age

·         Have a high school diploma or equivalent

·         Have or have had a primary diagnosis of mental illness

·         Be a current or former consumer of mental health services

·         Demonstrate dedication to promoting recovery opportunitie

Send resumes to careers@thrivebehavioralnetwork.com or apply on our website at www.thrivebehavioralnetwork.com/careers/

 

 

Job Posting 15

Guild Incorporated Open Position Announcement:

Certified Peer Specialist Level II

Youth ACT Team (EQ)

(1.0 FTE)

 

Purpose: This position is responsible for modeling rehabilitative and recovery-focused quality services and providing client perspective to the team. The purpose is to assist eligible youth transition successfully into adulthood, experience success in their recovery, and in pursuit of their life goals.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Must be certified as a Peer Specialist.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Have a primary diagnosis of mental illness.
  • Is a current or former consumer of mental health services.
  • Demonstrates leadership and advocacy skills.
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health science or related field or is otherwise qualified as a Level II Peer Specialist.
  • Experience providing services to children and adolescents is preferred.

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be ambulatory and able to negotiate stairways.
  • A valid Driver’s License, reliable vehicle, satisfactory driving record and necessary insurance.
  • Ability to perform CPR, first aid, and respond to emergency situations.
  • The ability to provide on call services in one week increments (including weekends and holidays) including carrying an on call phone and responding to calls on a rotating schedule.
  • Must not be actively receiving services from Guild Incorporated and must not have received services within the last two years.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct services to clients, including offering support, guidance, and encouragement to clients.
  • Assist clients in identifying and achieving specific life goals, while promoting empowerment and advocating on behalf of clients.
  • Present the youth and client perspective to the team as needed, and promote empathy and optimism for clients.
  • Performs general Youth ACT Peer Recovery Specialist responsibilities.
  • Ensure services are documented in individual records so information is readily available, results of services can be determined and record-keeping standards are met.
  • Facilitate communication among others involved, to provide coordination and define service direction to attain clients’ goals.
  • Promote an inclusive, diverse, culturally competent and respectful work environment.

 

About Guild Incorporated:

Guild Incorporated helps individuals with mental illness lead quality lives. We provide an array of recovery-focused, community treatment and rehabilitation services for individuals 16 and older who have serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder.  On any given day, Guild staff serves nearly 900 individuals in the Twin Cities metro area.  Services are mobile, provided in the community when and where needed.

 

Equilibrium (EQ) is Guild’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services, customized for ages 16-20. ACT is a comprehensive, community-based, team approach to serving individuals who have diagnosed (or diagnosable) mental illnesses, often accompanied by a co-occurring substance use disorder or other medical conditions, and a variety of social health complexities.

 

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to: employment@guildincorporated.org

 

Job Posting 16

Guild Incorporated Position Announcement:

Certified Peer Specialist

Crisis Stabilization Services

(0.5 FTE)

 

Purpose: This position is responsible to provide supportive services to recipients through building individuals’ strengths, directing efforts to assist people managing their mental health, assisting with stabilizing acute and crisis situations and assisting with skill building towards increased independence. This position supports and provides services to all residential programs.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Must be a Certified Peer Specialist, Level II preferred.
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Have a primary diagnosis of mental illness
  • Is a current or former consumer of mental health services
  • Demonstrates leadership and advocacy skills
  • Must be qualified as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker.
  • Mental Health Practitioner is preferred.
  • Two or more years’ experience as a Peer Specialist or in mental health service delivery is desired.

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be ambulatory and able to negotiate stairways.
  • The ability to lift and carry heavy weights that could be up to or even exceed 40 pounds.
  • Ability to perform CPR, first aid, and respond to emergency situations.
  • A valid Driver’s License, reliable vehicle, satisfactory driving record and necessary insurance.
  • Must not be actively receiving services from Guild Incorporated and must not have received services within the last two years.
  • Share Staffing On-Call responsibilities. These responsibilities include being on-call one week 4-6 times a year and provide consultation to on duty staff and assist with covering open shifts to ensure 24/7 staffing.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support recipients in exploring, developing and nurturing all areas of their lives including, spiritual, mental, emotional, sexual and physical.
  • Support recipients in becoming self-sufficient.
  • In order to team effectively with recipients in achieving their goals, staff will ensure documentation is completed in accordance with licensing, agency and CARF standards.
  • Collaborating with recipients to establish and maintain supports.
  • Effectively team with co-workers to provide a continuity of services in order for recipients to meet their goals and aspirations.
  • Create a safe environment and use non-violent interventions as needed.
  • Promote an inclusive, diverse, culturally competent and respectful work environment.

 

About Guild Incorporated:

Guild Incorporated helps individuals with mental illness lead quality lives. We provide an array of recovery-focused, community treatment and rehabilitation services for individuals 16 and older who have serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder. On any given day, Guild staff serves nearly 900 individuals in the Twin Cities metro area. Services are mobile, provided in the community when and where needed.

 

Maureen’s House provides 24/7 crisis stabilization services in a residential setting to help individuals experiencing a psychiatric crisis to stabilize without becoming homeless and, whenever possible, without hospitalization.

 

To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to: employment@guildincorporated.org

 

 

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

3130 SE 2nd Ave
Grand Rapids MN 55744

Phone: 218-244-5913

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:

Amanda Okech, Director of Peers: Link to HOPE Initiative

3130 SE 2nd Ave
Grand Rapids MN 55744

Phone: 218-244-5913

Fax: 218-999-4041

Email: aokech@northlandcounseling.org