Peer Support Specialist Fellowship - Homeless Outreach (PT)

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Pay is based on experience starting at $16.25 - $22.35 per hour,  Part Time - 19 hours or less 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. 


Peer fellows will work collaboratively with the homeless outreach team (HOT) to provide support to the houseless population in Douglas County who also struggles with mental health challenges. 

Some specific duties include but not limited to:

  • Provide peer support with exploring and connecting with housing and other treatment systems and resources.  Some examples of this includes, providing practical assistance individuals with completing housing program applications, food assistance application accompanying client to meetings with probation and parole officers, court hearing and other legal appointments, connecting individuals to available outpatient mental health treatment services, attending recovery meetings, accessing SUD outpatient treatment and other sober activities in the community and serve as a model of maintaining successful recovery in both substance use and mental health.
  • Provide outreach services at Lawrence Community Shelter(LCS) and other related locations.
  • Facilitate weekly peer groups
  • Complete all paperwork and electronic medical record (EMR) entry associated with services provided as indicated including documenting presence of symptoms for SOAR process.
  • Participate in weekly supervision and training.
  • Complete additional responsibilities as assigned.


Including but not limited to:

  • Bert Nash Center requires proof of Covid-19 immunization prior to starting any position. Covid-19 vaccine series must be completed or in process to be cleared for new hire orientation. 
  • Lived experience with illness and recovery in mental health and substance use and is maintaining recovery in all three areas.
  • A history of homelessness preferred;
  • 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
  • Thorough understanding of confidentiality and the unique issues that this entails in "peer to peer" relationship
  • Flexibility in assigned working hours;