Peer Support Specialist

Sherman, TX 75092

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Position Description

Join a team of dedicated service providers who seek to promote the accessibility of services that improve quality of life and support self-determination for persons with mental and developmental disorders. Texoma Community Center (TCC) is one of 39 Texas Community Centers, which are governmental entities as defined by Title 7 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

Under supervision and as part of Coordinated Specialty Care team, provide peer-to-peer services to consumers, assisting them to achieve their recovery goals. Assist consumers with linking to appropriate internal and external services and navigating systems essential to recovery and growth. Establish and develop appropriate consumer relationships of trust, hope, and empowerment by sharing own lived experiences to facilitate achievement of consumers’ recovery goals. Models recovery achievements and supports persons served with their recovery efforts. Assists persons served in developing communication, social, problem-solving, and self-help skills. Participates in recovery individual and group sessions. Provide community outreach as requested. Provides peer support services as outlined in the Texas Administration Code and current state guidelines for persons with persistent and severe mental illness in accordance with the philosophy, goals and objectives of Texoma Community Center. Ensure clinical documentation is submitted in accordance with TCC standards and meets all designated requirements. Other duties as assigned. Operates under trauma-informed and recovery-oriented models of care which align with CCBHC standards. Starting wage around $12.00/hour.

Education and/or Experience:
• High School Diploma or a High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) issued in accordance with the law of the issuing state.
• Lived experience as a consumer of Mental Health Services.

Certificates, Licensure, Registrations:
• Current driver’s license and vehicle for use at work
• Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check.

TCC strives to offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Employer paid Life Insurance & Short Term Disability
Wellness Credit
Designated Paid Holidays
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) that begins accruing day one.
Extended Illness Leave
Retirement Plan
Payroll Direct Deposit

Type: Part-time