|Title:||Peer Support Specialist-FT|
|Department:||Warren Service Center-Bowling Green,KY|
Brief Job Description:
The Peer Support Specialist must be an individual who lives with a psychiatric diagnosis and/or addiction and has demonstrated at least two years of commitment to his/her own personal recovery. This position provides a variety of recovery-oriented services to individuals who have self-identified as desiring peer supports, in order to promote greater independence, community integration and recovery from mental illness and/or substance abuse.
Services provided by peer specialists include a wide range of supports, services, and advocacy that contribute to a client’s ability to engage in ongoing treatment. Assist in the development of peer-led programming.
Must be a self-identified person on the application or cover letter how they have “lived” personal experience leading to an understanding of the needs of persons with mental health & substance abuse issues. Must be in recovery from a psychiatric diagnosis and/or substance use disorder, who meets the abstinence requirements for recovery staff in alcohol and other drug treatment programs.