A Peer Specialist provides peer to peer support/services to consumers in recovery from addiction and individuals who have received mental health services. The Peer specialist will utilize their personal recovery/lived experience in providing support to promote greater independence and self-confidence to peer consumers. The Peer specialist performs a wide range of tasks to support peers in living their own lives, directing their own recovery as they strive to reach their full potential. Peer support staff must complete required training for certification and recertification.
Cultivate clients to make informed and independent choices
Help the client identify and build on their strengths to help the client identify and build on their strengths
Assist clients in building healthy social networks within the community0