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Peer Support Specialist (ACT Team)

Job Location

Thibodaux, LA, USA


Starting at $16 an hour

Type of Job


Published Date

February 5, 2024 at 6:00:00 PM

Job Description

PSS works in the field, along side a multidisciplinary team providing intensive services to persons with severe and persistent behavioral health disorders. PSS completes treatment plans, hurricane plans, crisis plans, and other ACT specific documents. Models recovery-oriented thinking and behavior.

Minimum Requirements

● High School Diploma or GED and at least two years of behavioral health experience.

● Certification as a Peer Support Specialist.

● Be over 18 years of age.

● Personal experience of being homeless preferred

● Possess a valid driver’s license.

Core Competencies

● Communicates respectfully and effectively and establishes professional relationships through active

listening and demonstration of empathy and positive regard.

● Promotes recovery, independence, and personal choice for participants.

● Assists clients in identifying strengths, needs, and realistic goals to develop a service plan.

● Accurately identifies risk and responds appropriately.

● Effectively teaches social skills and household management skills.

● Demonstrates basic knowledge of behavioral health symptoms, interventions, and impact.

● Maintains professional boundaries and operates within agency / ethical guidelines.

● Knowledge of agency and community resources and referral processes.

Job Duties/Skills Required

● Works as a member of a multidisciplinary team providing intensive services to persons with severe

and persistent behavioral health disorders.

● Models recovery-oriented thinking and behavior.

● Assist peers in skill building, goal setting, problem solving, conducting Recovery Dialogues.

● Help peers build self-directed recovery tools which includes supporting peers in developing a

Recovery Action Plan that has their recovery goals and specific steps to obtain to reach those goals.

● Attends a monthly meeting for all Certified Peer Support Specialists.

● Adheres to the Certified Peer Support Specialists Code of Ethics.

● Complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and keeps all information confidential.

● Maintains a caseload of clients in need of specific social services. Conducts themselves with a

manner of professionalism that is conducive to recovery from mental illness and overall wellness.

● Provides supportive services for clients and arranges for the provision of services from community

resources based on the case plan.

● Participates in setting case plan goals/objectives. Completes case plans with clients.

● Interviews clients, families, etc. and completes assessments and other clinical documentation.

● Completes case logs on all client services and ensures that logs are entered into the electronic data

management system of the program they are employed by.

● Performs regular case maintenance activities including documenting actions, making narrative

entries, preparing necessary reports and/or social summaries, etc.


Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, 13 paid holidays per year for regular full time staff,  401(k), and 401(k) matching.

About Start Corporation

Start Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984. Our Mission is to promote opportunities, which enhance the self-sufficiency of people to empower them to live and function independently.

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