StaffBuffalo is passionately working with one of our healthcare companies in the Buffalo area to hire a dedicated Peer Support Specialist, for $15 an hour! This organization believes in a family-first approach and offers a positive and flexible work environment!
Peer Support Specialists will be an individual companion and mentor to those who may be struggling with mental health, recovery, or substance abuse disorders. By providing recovery support to their clients, the Peer Support Specialist’s daily tasks include providing crisis support, completing intake and treatment plans, as well as assisting clients with activities of daily living in their home and in the community. Through close observations and progression notes, this Peer Support Specialist should be ready to impact not only their clients lives, but their community. If you have knowledge about mental health disorders and managing the symptoms of substance use disorders, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.
1-2 years of experience providing support to mental health or substance use disorders
Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
Knowledge of Relapse Prevention Planning
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must possess a high school diploma
Must possess peer certification from the Academy of Peer Services or through OASAS