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Peer Support Specialist


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Summary of Position Function

Provide peer support to individuals with behavioral health issues who are enrolled in Spectrum Human Services’ CCBHC.

COMPENSATION: $23.09/hr – $29.44/hr

Education Requirements

  • Must possess a Family Peer Advocate Credential or
  • NYCPS Certified Peer Specialist Credential or
  • OASAS Certified Peer Advocate Credential (CRPA) or
  • Certified Addiction Recovery Coach Credential


  • Preferred one (1) year work-related experience. lived experience with homelessness
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and a vehicle with an acceptable driving record
  • Must be current or former recipient of behavioral health services or have a family member who has or is receiving behavioral health services

Interested in this position?

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Knowledge and demonstration of agency core values in day-to-day activities
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach and Engagement
  • Self Help Tools
  • Peer Recovery Supports and Peer Counseling
  • Transitional Supports
  • Pre-Crisis and Crisis Support Services
  • Engagement, Peer Bridge Services, and Services to Assist Individuals transitioning between service systems or between residential or Inpatient Settings to the Community
  • Self-Advocacy, Self-Efficacy, and Empowerment
  • Parent Skill Development and Training, Family/caregiver Psychoeducation
  • Community Connections and Natural Supports
  • Assist individuals with goals of Independent Living Skills
  • Be a positive role model especially in sharing one’s own recovery from behavioral health issues
  • Assist individuals in obtaining their goals as written in their Individualized Action Plans
  • Ability to utilize electronic data systems (i.e. electronic records and computers)
  • Assist individuals in developing WRAP plan
  • Any other duties deemed necessary by supervisor


  • Proficient in the use of computer software such as MSWord, Excel, Power Point, Desktop Publishing, Outlook, etc.
  • Ability to engage and connect with individuals who have a behavioral health disorder and or their families
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Ability to develop a WRAP and or Wellness Management and Recovery
  • Cognitive Behavioral Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Interested in this position?

Other Clinical Positions Available

Care Coordinator