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Peer Support Specialist In-Circle Program Full Time

Company: Canopy Children's Solutions
Location: Jackson
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Job Description:

The responsibility of the Peer Support Specialist is to serve as a representative of, and advocate for, youth and their families with behavioral health treatment needs who are youth of the In-Circle, PMHC, and Day Treatment programs. The Peer support specialist is also responsible for supporting families' emotional well-being with empathy and personal experiences of overcoming challenges to help families have hope. The Peer Support Specialist is responsible for maintaining communication among families, the community, Child Protective Services and clinic staff. He/She will also provide information to assist and support educational and training initiatives for family members.

Requirements: The Certified Parent/Caregiver Peer Support Specialist is a biological parent, adoptive parent, or relative caregiver with permanent legal custody who is raising or has raised a child with an emotional, social, behavioral, and /or substance use disability; and whose child has received services from a children/youth mental health provider. The Specialist will provide support and guidance to parents/caregivers in navigating the child serving systems and advocating with them to help their child/youth. Must possess at least a High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Must also be able to successfully complete the Department of Mental Health Certified Peer Specialist trainings and certification exam for certification as a Peer Support Specialist (CPSS). You will be required to make application for certification within the first 30 days of employment. Must have the ability to listen to and problem solve with families individually or in a group setting. Must have excellent organizational skills, experience in diverse communication styles and the ability to work with teams. Must be dependable. Must have a positive attitude.

Transforming Lives

---Through commitment to our core values:

--- The voice of our children and families always comes first

--- Relationships matter

--- We take great joy in service to others

--- Our families and our communities deserve our very bestRequirements


  • Works well as a member of a group
  • Considered a thought leader on a subject
  • Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
  • Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
  • Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
  • Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
  • Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
  • The Certified Parent/Caregiver Peer Support Specialist is a biological parent, adoptive parent, or relative caregiver with permanent legal custody who is raising or has raised a child with an emotional, social, behavioral, and /or substance use disability; and whose child has received services from a children/youth mental health provider.

Keywords: Canopy Children's Solutions, Jackson , Peer Support Specialist In-Circle Program Full Time, Other , Jackson, Mississippi

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