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Peer Support Specialist

We are seeking a Peer Support Specialist to offer support, advocacy, and education to individuals participating in the program.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, this position may require face-to-face, in-person contact with the public. All employees will be provided with appropriate PPE and safety training. Interview will take place over Zoom.


Minimum Qualifications

  • ​​High school diploma or equivalent
  • Certification as a Peer Support Specialist with the State of Michigan or be eligible to become certified by the State as a Peer Support Specialist, which requires an individual be a “current or former primary consumer of mental health services through a Community Mental Health system,” per the Medicaid Provider Manual
  • Subscribe to and have the ability to apply the concept of personal recovery as it relates to mental health and substance misuse
  • The ability to effectively and appropriately use your lived experience pertaining to mental health recovery and participation in services and supports while interacting with individuals in the program
  • Professionalism appropriate to the setting and situation
  • The ability to work independently and be self motivated, practicing effective time management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess intermediate skill in basic computer programs, including Word, Excel, and internet functions, including Gmail
  • Possess a valid State of Michigan driver’s license or state ID


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working as a Peer Support Specialist
  • Experience facilitating peer support groups
  • Experience in outreach, networking, and advocacy
  • Experience working in a social services program


Salary:  $15/hour; hourly premium may apply for in-person work during the COVID-19 pandemic
FLSA Status:  Non-exempt, 15-25 hours (part time)
Benefits: generous paid-time off, paid holidays, SIMPLE-IRA Plan, employer contribution to health insurance premiums (employees scheduled 25+ hours per week)


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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Contact Amy at director@unlimitedalternatives.org with any questions.