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Peer Support Specialist - Psychiatric Emergency Services

Nebraska Medicine Omaha, NE

Serious Medicine is what we do. Being extraordinary is who we are. Every colleague plays a key role in upholding this promise to our patients and their families.

Please note that this position may require an assessment after completion of the application. Please plan for an additional 20 - 30 minutes to complete this.


First Shift (United States of America)

Contribute lived experience, perspective, knowledge, and skills to the rehabilitative and recovery process. Responsible for facilitating effective system navigation, empowerment, hope, resiliency, voice and choice. Provide service that is person/family centered, promotes self-directed recovery and supports self-advocacy and empowerment through interventions that emphasize safety, self-worth, growth, connection to community, planning and social supports.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school education or equivalent required.
  • Certificate of successful completion of Nebraska approved Peer Support Core Curriculum Training required.
  • Self-Identifies as having lived experience as an individual with a mental health/substance use disorder or as a parent/care-giver to a child with a mental health/substance use disorder required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated successful full or part time, paid or voluntary work experience within the past 12 months preferred..
  • Post-secondary education preferred.
  • Certified Peer Support Wellness Specialist (CPSWS) or Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) in accordance with the certification described by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health preferred.

Nebraska Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and protected veterans' status.

Date Posted May 20, 2022
Date Closes June 4, 2022
Requisition REQ-12983
Address Clarkson Tower
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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