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Certified Peer Support Specialist - Madison County

Company : Community Counseling Center

Location : Fredericktown, MO

Created : 2021-10-09

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description

Certified Peer Support SpecialistLocation: Fredericktown, MO - Madison CountyFull - Time, Non-Exempt (Hourly)Work Schedule: 8:00a-4:30p M-F - Some evenings may be required dependent upon agency or client need.Minimum Required Qualifications: High School Diploma / GED / HSE Must self identify as a former or current consumer of mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorder services, and must hold a valid Certified Peer Specialist Credential from the Missouri Credentialing Board. Valid Driver's License and Current Auto InsuranceWhat is Peer Support?Peer support encompasses a range of activities and interactions between people who share similar experiences of being diagnosed with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, or both. This mutualityoften called peernessbetween a peer support worker and person in or seeking recovery promotes connection and inspires hope. Peer support offers a level of acceptance, understanding, and validation not found in many other professional relationships (Mead & McNeil, 2006). By sharing their own lived experience and practical guidance, peer support workers help people to develop their own goals, create strategies for self-empowerment, and take concrete steps towards building fulfilling, self-determined lives for themselves. (