Peer Specialist

Position Title

Peer Specialist - R.R. - Angelina Mental Health Clinic - Lufkin, TX

Position Number

P #224

General Description

This position provides direct clinical services, predominantly Whole Health Action Management to adults. Duties may include administration of a health risk assessment; individual and group work with current recipients of mental health services, planning and organizing educational events, documentation of service provision, and other duties that may be assigned. 

Education

Required: Graduation from an accredited high school or its equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Rehabilitation or other Human Services discipline that meets QMHP requirements from an accredited college or university.

Experience

Required: At least one cumulative year of receiving mental health services for a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, (or related condition) or major depressive disorder.

Licenses/Certifications

Required: Valid Texas driver's license.

Required: Ability to attend training and test to become a Certified Peer Specialist and a provider of Whole Health Action Management. (WHAM)

Special Requests or Comments

Required: Must be physically able to complete Satori Alternative to Managing Aggressive Behavior (SAMA), CPR, and First Aid training modules.  Must have a driving record insurable by Burke's insurance administrator.  Must be willing to share stories of your lived experience as a recipient of mental health services. Must have a reliable personal vehicle.

Physical Requirements

Required: Sight, hearing, talking, lifting up to 25 pounds, walking, driving a vehicle, and hand/finger dexterity.

Hours

Monday - Friday; Generally, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Salary

Meeting basic requirements: $22,000 annually; Certified, $24,000 annually.

Meeting Preferred: $32,124 - $33,360.