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Peer Support Specialist

Community Alliance Omaha, NE

Job Description

The Peer Support Specialist works under the direction and supervision of the Peer Support Supervisor and program-specific Division Manager and as part of a collaborative team, contributing his/her lived experience, perspective, knowledge, and skills to the rehabilitative and recovery process.

Individuals employed in this position are responsible for role modeling resiliency and recovery, and performing a wide range of tasks to assist and support persons served in directing their own lives and personal recovery process. The Peer Support Specialist also contributes to the maintenance of a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for persons participating in services and for promoting personal safety practices and skills within the community.



  • Self-identified as a current or former recipient of professional behavioral health services which has led toward recovery from a mental illness and/or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder. You must specifically address that you meet this minimum qualification at the time of application to be considered.
  • High school diploma/GED required; post-secondary education preferred.
  • Trained in WRAP and demonstrated effective utilization of personal recovery plan.
  • Successful completion of recognized peer support training program and relevant practicum/internship.
  • State certification as peer specialist or the ability to successfully obtain certification within 6 months.
  • Demonstrated successful full or part time, paid or voluntary work experience within the past twelve (12) months.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation, or ability to arrange for reliable transportation.

Job Details

Date Posted September 8, 2017
Date Closes October 8, 2017
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Part-time Employee
SOC Category 21-1014.00 Mental Health Counselors
Zipcode 68105

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays

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  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays