Certified Peer Support Specialist (NCCPSS)

Our Employment Services program has a Part-Time  opportunity for a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) to join their team in Greensboro/ Guilford County. Flexible hours Mon-Fri 25hrs a week.  If you’re looking for a rewarding, challenging position Come Join our team!!

The ideal candidate’s life experience with mental illness or substance abuse and behavioral health services provides expertise that professional training cannot replicate. The Employment Peer Mentor is a fully integrated team member who provides highly individualized services in the community and promotes the self-determination and shared decision-making abilities of beneficiaries.

You will provide coaching, mentoring, and consultation to the individual served to promote recovery, self-advocacy, and self-direction.

  • Promote wellness management strategies, which include delivering manualized interventions (e.g., Wellness Recovery Action Planning or Illness Management and Recovery) and employment services.
  • Assist people receiving services in developing psychiatric advance directives.
  • Model recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness and resilience.
  • Serve as an active member of the employment team, equivalent to other team members, which includes assisting with the Person-Centered Planning process.
  • Support and empower the individual to exercise his or her legal rights within the community.
  • Successfully participate in the DMH-approved IPS training and provide services according to the service definition and IPS Fidelity Model.

How You’ll Benefit

Being part of our team means we value and encourage your personal growth and development. We offer a competitive hourly rate, flexible schedules, and paid training for completing the required trainings.

What We’re Looking For

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED required.
  • Must be an NC Certified Peer Support Specialist.
  • “Lived experience” and a personal recovery story specific to primary mental illness or substance use disorders.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with the Adult Mental Health population.  Additional skills and  knowledge in order to provide TST support.
  • Knowledge of the labor market and community services agencies as well as skills in writing task analysis, systemic job training, counseling, advocacy and supported employment preferred.
  • Must have current, unrestricted, state-appropriate driver’s license, unrestricted vehicle insurance and own vehicle for community-based travel throughout designated territory.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.