Peer Specialist Assertive Community Treatment at Compass Health Network

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Location: Union, Missouri

Job Description:

Compensation: $18.70/hour

Peer Specialists ignite the spark of hope that recovery is possible while promoting skills for coping with and managing symptoms and encouraging the use of natural supports and enhancement of community living skills. The Peer Specialist with the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team will serve as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position. The schedule is primarily Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, but does involve some on call hours occasionally.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a way of providing many types of service to people with chronic mental health disorders. ACT teams provide services directly to people in their community. People who get ACT services receive the wrap-around psychiatric services, but within the comfort of their own home and community. ACT team members are trained in the areas of psychiatry, social work, nursing, substance use disorders, and supported employment so they have the skills they need to meet the many needs of the people they serve. The ACT team provides these services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, each day of the year.


* Sharing lived experiences of recovery, sharing and supporting the use of recovery tools and modeling successful recovery behaviors
* Helping individuals recognize their capacity for resilience
* Helping individuals to connect with other consumers and with their community at large
* Helping individuals who have mental illnesses and substance use disorders develop a network for information and support
* Assisting individuals to make independent choices and to take a proactive role in their treatment
* Assisting individuals with identifying strengths and personal resources to aid in their recovery and helping individuals set and achieve recovery goals
* Participates as a member of the treatment team, giving input on client Wellness Plans and treatment team decisions
* Other duties as assigned


Operating vehicles or machinery

High School/GED required

Certified Peer Specialist

* Must self-identify as a current or former consumer of behavioral health, substance use, or co-occurring
disorder services
* Must be able to pass a background check or request an exception to the findings
* Must complete a state-approved training program, pass a standardized examination, complete certification process within 60 days of hire date, and must maintain ongoing certification as a Certified Peer Specialist through the MCB (MO).
* A valid driver's license and agency established minimum automobile coverage required

Compass Health Network is a nonprofit health care organization offering accessible, comprehensive, & compassionate behavioral health, substance use treatment, family medicine and dental services throughout Missouri. Our network of care includes Royal Oaks Hospital and Adapt of Missouri. We are both a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC). Operating only from the highest ethical and professional standards, we provide access to innovative care designed to meet the health needs of the communities we serve. Our mission is "Inspire Hope. Promote Wellness."

Why join us?

We believe some of the most passionate people in the world work here. Our dedicated and talented staff are our most valuable asset. We strive to provide a work environment and services that are inclusive for our patients and our employees.

At Compass Health Network, these are just a few of the benefits that we offer as an organization:

  • Competitive benefits

  • Advancement opportunities

  • Professional development

  • Licensure supervision

  • Mentor opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Scholarship program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Headspace Access

  • Paid time off & Paid Holidays

  • NHSC Loan Repayment Participant

We welcome inquiries from qualified individuals who want to be part of a team of hardworking, dedicated and compassionate employees whose work helps us aspire to our vision of full, healthy, productive lives for everyone. We look forward to meeting you!

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.

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