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Peer Support Specialist/Recovery Coach

Company: Summit Pointe
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Peer Support Specialist/Recovery Coach

Full-time & Part-Time

Starting Pay: $15.20-$21.63

Do you have lived experience? Do you understand what it means to have been in treatment for a mental health illness or substance use disorder? Are you ready for the next step...time to share the wealth of your experience in support of another on their journey in treatment...

You get any/all of the following...

  • +$2.00/hour rate increase-Hours worked on Saturday's and Sunday's from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (First Step-Psychiatric Urgent Care only)
  • + $3.00/hour rate increase.-Hours worked Monday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. (First Step-Psychiatric Urgent Care only)
  • Loan Forgiveness Benefit - Education debt, No Worries
  • Health Care Coverage with no unreimbursed out-of-pocket except copay
  • Company paid advanced outside/specialty trainings - You Learn We Pay
  • 401k Matching - Retire Comfortably
  • Performance Incentive Bonus Pay Opportunity - +$750-$1,000 every 3 months
  • Flexible Scheduling - creative shift duration, frequency and days of the week

    What you would be doing...

  • Be as part of a multi-disciplinary team, working with medical and behavioral health professionals to provide services in partnership with customers served for the specific purpose of achieving increased wellness, recovery, community inclusion/participation, independence and productivity.
  • Provide services and supports that promote mental health recovery through teaching and role modeling with customers in different Summit Pointe programs
  • Utilizing your own unique recovery story
  • Provides assistance and empowerment to customer in managing, scheduling and linking to appointments when needed (Agency vehicles are available for use), information and strategies to help customers with mental health, trauma, substance abuse and/or chronic medical conditions to access health care services and improve the customers' quality of life.
  • Position requires maintaining confidentiality and privacy within MDHHS, state and federal guidelines. Utilizes knowledge of CARF, CMS, MDHHS and Managed Care standards. Performs other duties as required.
  • Become knowledgeable about and actively support 1)culturally competent, recovery-based practices; 2)person-centered planning as a shared decision making process with the individual, who defines his/her own life goals and is assisted in developing a unique path toward those goals; and 3)a trauma informed culture to aid individuals in their recovery process.

    Where and When you would be doing this...

  • Services within customers' homes, within the community setting, at a Summit Pointe clinic locations (Calhoun County)
  • May be required to work variable hours/shifts (shifts of 1st and variable/flex schedule, or overnights and/or weekends)
  • First Step - Psychiatric Urgent Care will require overnight and/or weekend hours. There will be a stipend/shift differential associated with each of these roles if working on site in the urgent care center.

    Do you have...

    • Lived Experience as a current or past recipient of mental health services with diagnosis having been more than one year ago with a willingness to share your story
    • A High School Diploma or GED required.
    • Willingness and ability to become Certified through Michigan's Peer Specialist Training and Certification Program (PSTC) preferred OR Certified through Michigan's Peer Recovery Coach Training using the CCAR model is required as well as 2-4 years clean time/sobriety. This certification will be provided by Summit Pointe in conjunction with a credentialed agency upon hire if not already completed.

      • Minimally, must be able to meet PSTC criteria to obtain Peer Support Specialist Certification.

      • A valid Michigan Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
      • Ability to demonstrate awareness, sensitivity, knowledge, and use of appropriate approaches, skills and techniques that reflect an understanding of the social, cultural and economic diversity of the target population served by Summit Pointe.
      • Ability to tolerate: Possible exposure to health risks (violence and infectious diseases); and sometimes lifts, carries, or moves objects up to 25 lbs

        PAY-IT-FORWARD by sharing your experience

        and engage in supporting the recovery and healing process of others.

        We are better together, stronger together, and wellness takes a community of support!


Keywords: Summit Pointe, Battle Creek , Peer Support Specialist/Recovery Coach, Education / Teaching , Battle Creek, Michigan

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