Peer Support Specialist - Fellowship

Apply here: https://bertnash.e3applicants.com/careers/

Pay is based on experience. $12.87 - $19.03 per hour, part-time, 19 hours per week, not benefits eligible. 

Caring. Hope. Giving back. Do these words resonate with you? If so, please keep reading.

Our goal at the Bert Nash Center is to build a healthier community by responding to needs and working to restore lives. We accomplish this by believing in our team. Each person that works for the Bert Nash Center contributes directly to the success of our clients, organization, and community.

Our values of compassion, integrity, equity and hope reflect in everything we do. 

Responsibilities and Duties

The primary responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist - Fellowship will be a contributor to the development of peer support services in a variety of settings/agencies in Douglas County as a part of the Douglas County Peer Fellowship Program.  The Peer Support Specialist Fellowship will provide engagement, support, intervention, and coordination of care to patient/client/clients through a multidisciplinary collaborative service approach. 

Some of the specific duties include:

  • Provide peer support to patient/client/clients who present for services primarily related to mental health and substance use disorder in different agencies across the county to include but not limited to:
  • Provide support to families and allies of patient/clients who present for services primarily related to mental health and substance use disorder including providing information and education about the treatment and/or recovery process to these individuals when appropriate and other services in accordance with treatment team/agency goals.
  • Collaborate, advocate, and provide consultation to members of the identified team, including all staff to enhance skill and effectiveness in treating patient/clients. Honor professional boundaries with these individuals and provide education about the treatment and/or recovery process.
  • Provide timely care coordination, treatment recommendations and progress of patient/clients including documentation in patient/client charts, and through verbal feedback.

Qualifications: 

  • A High School diploma or GED
  • Ability to pass required security background checks
  • Reliable transportation and a valid, unrestricted driver's license
  • Be a consumer of behavioral health services