Position title
PACT Peer Support Specialist

The purpose of Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) Peer Support Specialist is to provide peer counseling and support services in the community as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to reduce hospitalizations, assist with the transition from the hospital to the community, and/or improve the quality of life for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in accordance with the PACT Model.


· Provides peer counseling services to maximize client choice, self-determination and decision making in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of treatment, rehabilitation and support services.

· Provides support services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness including but not limited to assistance with, personal hygiene, meeting nutritional needs, finding and maintaining safe/affordable housing, accessing reliable transportation, maintaining medication regimen, and accessing community services. · Participates as a member of a daily organization staffing for the purpose of clinical consultation, utilization review, documentation verification and an exchange of information regarding consumers.

· Performs shift management and provides on-call crisis intervention covering nighttime and weekend hours.

· Maintains all clinical records timely and appropriately, as required by agency and program policies, funding sources and accreditation authorities.

· Completes all required forms and maintains in a manner consistent with PACT requirements.

· Meet or exceeds the direct service productivity standard as established and reviewed by the PACT Director.

· Performs other duties as required and/or assigned by the PACT Director in accordance with DMH and LIFECORE standards.


· Must possess at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

· Must self-identify as a current or former consumer of mental health services with demonstrated minimum of six (6) months in self-directed recovery within the last year or self-identify as first-degree family member.

· Must successfully complete the DMH approved Certified Peer Specialist training and certification exam to become a Certified Peer Support Specialist upon hire.

· Must possess valid MS driver’s license with clean driving record

Job Benefits
  • PTO for personal needs and sick leave
  • Military leave
  • Health Savings Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • PERS Retirement
  • Ten Paid Holidays
  • Voluntary Supplemental Policies
  • ETC.
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Date posted
June 7, 2024
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