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 MENTAL HEALTH PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS - Goochland, Virginia, United States

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Posted by: Goochland Powhatan Community Services Board 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Health - Psych/Behavioral/Mental
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: Pt8A7pghs7FFxTUv4IS5bOIRs54bVK / Latpro-3827952 
Date posted: Sep-30-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 23063


Goochland Powhatan Community Services (GPCS) is seeking 2 Mental Health Peer Support Specialists. These positions will be responsible for providing a variety of services to clients in several CSB programs including Case Management, Outpatient, and Psychosocial Rehabilitation.  The position will have both administrative and direct consumer responsibilities, with emphasis on consumer recovery and advocacy. This position relies on a recovery based approach to meaningfully engage with consumers while helping consumers achieve their goals. This position requires collaboration between other members of the clinical team to ensure coordination of care among consumers.  The incumbent will receive direct supervision from a Programs Services Supervisor.


Knowledge of mental health, substance use disorders and psychosocial rehabilitation is required as well as a strong recovery focus.  Computer literacy and organizational skills are necessary as timely and accurate documentation is essential. 

The incumbent must either be Certified and registered with the Board of Counseling as a Peer Recovery Specialist or have completed DBHDS Training and need 500 hours of supervised practice which can be completed at GPCS as part of the position duties.

The GPCS application is required and available at under “Job Opportunities.”  Salary based on Certification status and experience. Generous benefit package. Open Until filled. GPCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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