Peer Support Specialist

  • Team Wellness Center
  • Mar 25, 2021
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Team Wellness Center is one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in Wayne County, Michigan, with outpatient clinics in Detroit and Southgate.  Accredited as a Behavioral Health Home and Certified Behavioral Health Clinic, we are industry leaders in the initiative to combine physical health, mental health, substance abuse and social determinants of health.  We serve more than 10,000 members a year; we are fast-paced and innovative in our approach to care.  Our members enjoy the effectiveness of wraparound services by having their complete medical needs addressed by an inter-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, therapists, peer specialists, and case manager social workers.  Clean and newly remodeled facilities always make the staff and members feel welcomed.  In business since 2002, our staff aspire to being the best!  State of the Art electronic documentation; mobile computing devices; and our company’s app; makes the job that much more efficient. Do you have what it takes to go the extra mile for the vulnerable ones in our community?  For those who do, we offer medical, dental, and vision insurance; paid vacation; 8 paid holidays; floating paid days off; bonus opportunities; tuition reimbursement.

Have you maintained success in your mental health or substance abuse recovery? Are you interested in mentoring others to find mental wellness or sobriety? Team Wellness Center is currently hiring for Certified Peer Counselors, Mentors and Specialist for Returning Citizens. We provide all training and no experience necessary.

A Peer Support Specialist is a person who has lived-experience with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorder that has successfully maintained recovery and stability for a least a year. Now, this person is using their personal testimony to encourage and support others who suffer from mental illness and/or substance abuse disorder; to help them achieve and maintain recovery. The ideal candidate must feel compelled to use their story in the pursuit of helping others and must be dedicated to going the extra mile, as part of an integrated treatment team. Must be able to assist the treatment team with linking the member to internal resources and community supports, like the department of human services, bridge card assistance, employment assistance, housing assistance, primary healthcare, dental, and much more. A key to the member’s success will be a positive transition into the community of their choice…while continuing their mental health and/or substance use treatment.