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  Full Job Description   (Date Posted: 3/23/2011)  Back to Employment listing
  Family & Children Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
 
     
Job Title:   PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST
 
Job Info:   Part-time position (10 hours per week. occasional evenings and weekends)in our Kalamazoo office. Perfect opportunity for an individual who has a unique perspective based upon his/her own experience with mental illness. The PSS draws upon their personal growth experience to carry the message of hope and recovery to individuals receiving mental health services. By offering encouragement, support, outreach and training, the PSS cultivates and secures a connection with the individual, while teaching personal responsibility and serving as a mentor and role model. May be asked to provide direct services to individuals such as outreach and engagement, personal assistance in the completion of daily living skills, linkage to community supports, transportation, in-home services, group facilitation and advocacy. Minimum qualifications:High school diploma or general education degree(GED). Certified as a Peer Support Specialist by the Michigan Department of Community Health or apply for and obtain within six months of hire. Excellent communication skills and teamwork a must. Valid MI driver’s license and driving record which complies with agency policy. Must pass pre-employment drug screen, driving, and background check. Ability to regularly provide out-of-office service in non-structured, unpredictable situations. Ability to implement physical assistance/intervention as warranted.
Hourly salary range $9.00 - $12.60 per hour contingent relevant experience.

 
Location:   Kalamazoo, MI
 
Type:   Part Time

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Contact Person:   Human Resources
Title:   HR Employment Specialist
Address:   1608 Lake Street
City:   Kalamazoo
State:   Michigan
Zip:   49001
Phone:   269 344 0202
Fax:   269 344 4079
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