Peer Support Specialist in Osage Beach, MO at Compass Health

Date Posted: 3/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $11.92 Hourly


Peer support 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.


  • Self identify as a present or former primary consumer of mental health or substance abuse services.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Pass a background check or request an exception to the findings.
  • Complete a state approved training program and pass a standardized examination.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Has a commitment to service and personal excellence.
  • Is team oriented and values diversity.


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;

Helping individuals set and achieve recovery goals. 

Other duties as assigned


Although driving is not an essential function of the position, a valid license and agency established minimum automobile coverage are required in the event the employee drives during the course of employment.


Job Requirements


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with arms and hands; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities of the position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.