Certified Peer Specialist: Community Support



Full Time - Union Position

Location: Duluth, MN 

Salary: $15.70 per hour DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE

Benefit Eligible - Yes


SUMMARY: The Certified Peer Specialist (Peer Specialist) will provide behavioral health services that foster supportive peer relationships with clients in the various community support programs. The PS by definition is a person in recovery who will utilize her or his personal recovery experience to instill a sense of hope and optimism for persons in recovery. Applicants must have completed the DHS State approved training and be certified as a Peer Specialist. 

DUTIES:  To work effectively within the Community Support Program and other HDC Programs providing Peer Support to the clients of HDC.  The PS is an integral member of the team and assists in the development of a culture of recovery and peer support by engaging in and supporting person centered services. Have knowledge of, and be able to teach skills related to coping, relapse prevention, and basic household and living skills. Assessing needs and applying interventions appropriately.  Be able to complete functional assessments and treatment plans, daily progress notes, and all other required paperwork. The PS must be able to maintain appropriate boundaries in a variety of settings and situations, be able to establish a trusting relationship with peers, and have excellent interpersonal skills, and maintain an excellent working relationship with colleagues. The PS must be detailed oriented with good writing and organizational abilities. Must be able to network within the community and work with diverse populations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be Certified by MN Department of Human Services as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist by completing the State of MN Certified Peer Specialist Training. The applicant has identified self as a person who has direct personal experience living with a mental illness and/or chemical dependency.  Must have valid driver's license, reliable transportation, current proof of vehicle registration and ability to pass DMV/Criminal background check.  

FILING APPLICATIONS:  APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POST-MARKED BY THE CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED.  Job applicants must meet all minimum qualifications.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify that applications are on file on or before the closing date.

The Human Development Center

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.