Peer Specialist-JRI in Columbia, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 7/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $12.75 hourly

Peer Specialists ignite the spark of hope that recovery is possible while promoting skills for coping with and managing symptoms and encouraging the use of natural supports and enhancement of community living skills. 

This Peer Specialist position is a part of the EPICC (Engaging Patients in Care Coordination) outreach team and state initiative, which creates access to Medication Assisted Treatment, Recovery Coach (aka Peer Support Specialists) peers, and other treatment services for those who present with or recently experienced an opioid related overdose. As such, while the hours for this position will primarily be during the weekday, this position does require availability during after hours as part of an on-call rotation within the team.

• Must self identify as a person with lived experience of a behavioral health disorder, either a mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorder.  Please submit a cover letter in addition to a resume, confirming lived experience qualifications.


• Sharing lived experiences of recovery, sharing and supporting the use of recovery tools and modeling successful recovery behaviors
• Helping individuals recognize their capacity for resilience
• Helping individuals to connect with other consumers and with their community at large
• Helping individuals who have mental illnesses and substance use disorders develop a network for information and support
• Assisting individuals to make independent choices and to take a proactive role in their treatment
• Assisting individuals with identifying strengths and personal resources to aid in their recovery and helping individuals set and achieve recovery goals
• Participates as a member of the treatment team, giving input on client Wellness Plans and treatment team decisions
• Until fully certified, Peer Specialists complete trainings, attend team meetings, shadow IHSs and other PSSs, and, with Supervisory direction, see clients, both in supervised and independent fashion, but do not bill Medicaid for services until full certification is achieved

Certification required within 60 days of hire.  Travel and reliable transportation also required.



Job Requirements


High School/GED required


• Must self identify as a person with lived experience of a behavioral health disorder, either a mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorder
• Must be able to pass a background check or request an exception to the findings
• Must complete a state-approved training program, pass a standardized examination, complete certification process within 60 days of hire date, and must maintain ongoing certification as a Certified Peer Specialist through the MSAPCB


Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.