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Certified Peer Specialist in Robbinsdale, MN at ResCare

Date Posted: 11/14/2018

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Job Description


Title: Certified Peer Specialist

Job Category: Direct Care/Operations

Line of Business: Residential Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Certified Peer Specialist. In this position, you will play a vital and positive role in helping our clients with intellectual, cognitive, or developmental disabilities achieve their fullest potential.

Are you passionate about helping others? Don’t miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of independence! Apply today! ResCare. Where Care Meets Career.

About This Career Opportunity
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Certified Peer Specialist. In the position, you will play a vital role in helping our clients with intellectual, cognitive, or developmental disabilities achieve their highest level of independence. Not only will you see positive results of your work every day, but you will have an opportunity for professional development and advancement to positions of greater responsibility. Many leaders with ResCare began their careers as Direct Support Professionals.

Certified Peer Specialist Responsibilities

The Certified Peer Specialist is a fully integrated team member who provides individualized and group services in the community and promotes client self-determination and decision making. Peer Specialists also provide essential expertise and consultation to the entire team to promote a culture in which each person's point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities.

  • Willingness to provide peer-recovery education
  • Assists peers with assessing their unique strengths and abilities
  • Helps peers with identifying, developing, and working towards recovery goals
  • Assists peers with developing self-advocacy skills
  • Helps peers identify and access appropriate professional resources
  • Acts as a community liaison
  • Provides education for team members regarding the recovery process
  • Assists in implementing and developing treatment goal plans
  • Sits in case management meetings
  • Provides care and resources for clients and staff on culture
  • Serves as a link to community resources, teaches and models clients self-advocacy, and acts as a community liaison/educator
  • Reports significant/major incidents or accidents
  • Medication administration
  • Adheres to data privacy practices/HIPAA
  • Writes progress notes, and assists in summaries and discharges
  • Monitors and records medication administration activities
  • Provides objective verbal and written critical incident analysis
  • Documents essential activities related to licensure welfare, and safety

Specific Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Have a GED or high school diploma, associate of arts degree in one of the behavioral sciences or human services preferred
  • Have or had a primary diagnosis of mental illness
  • Be current or former consumer of mental health services
  • Demonstrate dedication to promoting recovery opportunities in lives of peers
  • Successfully complete the MN Department of Human Services approved Certified Peer Specialist training and certification exam
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and multitask
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel)

Additional Information


In addition to meeting your passion for making a difference in people's lives and career advancement, opportunities you may also be offered:

  • Competitive pay based on experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Suite of voluntary insurance options
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays
  • Performance incentives
  • Company Discount Purchasing Program
    • Cell phone Service
    • Ford and Chrysler Automobiles
    • Furniture
    • Appliances
    • Staples discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Predictive Full-time, 40 Hour Plus Schedule
  • Part-time and On-call shifts available (less than 30 hours)

Don't miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you assist people to reach their highest level of independence. 

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.