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Peer Support Specialists are folks who have progressed in their own recovery from alcohol or drug abuse or a mental disorder and are willing to self-identify as peers in order to assist others who are experiencing similar dependencies or disorders. Resumes in this field highlight such responsibilities as providing support, advocacy, and encouragement to consumers; and collaborating with families, community resources, community providers, and teams to develop, review, and monitor consumer's treatment. While no formal education is required to become a Peer Support Specialist, example resumes show that applicants must meet government and state certification requirements before they can proceed.

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Certified Peer Support Specialist/mental Health Technician

Worked in the Emergency Services Unit as a Suicide Hotline Technician

  • Screened persons calling the ESU for assessment, intervention, counseling, referral and follow-up as clients calling were experiencing a mental health emergency.
  • Expertise in providing cross-cultural Mental Health services
  • Gathered sufficient information about the situation to perform initial triage screening.
  • Consulted with and provided recommendations to hospitals, police and other mental health and community service providers.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Psychology
BS
Elementary Education
2

Peer Support Specialist Intern and Job Coach

  • Provided full array of peer support services described above in a professional, dedicated and caring manner that resulted in improved consumer outcomes.
  • Enhanced the knowledge base of employment staff team on strategies for working with persons who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse.
  • Transported clients to and from appointments within the community.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Voc
Customer Service
3

Certified Peer Support Specialist

Assisted clients with both physical and mental disabilities regarding housing and available resources

  • Provided homeless, disabled, and drug abusing clients with low income housing and assistance
  • Visited drop-in centers in Oakland and Macomb Counties and worked with clients from group homes
  • Taught clients different ideas and tools to help them reach their goals of independent living and survival
  • Promoted and participated in activities to assist clients
  • Proficient in utilizing different HMIS computer programs such as Clientpoint and Callpoint
  • Utilized problem solving techniques and found solutions to client crisis situations by asking open ended questions
  • Attended staff meetings, trainings and seminars
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
C
Certificate
C
Certificate
Liberal Arts/psychology
4

Certified Peer Support Specialist

Helped clients build resumes, apply for jobs and assistance, and obtain housing

  • Led group motivational sessions
  • Assisted clients with personal goals
  • Answered phone calls and set up appointments
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
5

Peer Support Specialist

  • Facilitate growth of living skills and support recovery for residents
  • Responsible for documenting per each resident
  • Assist with administration office duties and general office work
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BA
Psychology
MA
Master of Arts

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