Peer Support Specialist Resume Samples

A Peer Support Specialist is a person who has personally undergone and progressed from some sort of mental or emotional disorder or addiction, and that they are now capable of guiding or mentoring patients who are facing the same disorder. Major roles and responsibilities listed on the Peer Support Specialist Resume are – assisting clients in achieving their recovery goals, monitoring and quantifying the progress level of the patient, lending assistance to patients, creating a positive environment for the emotionally challenged patient, and providing additional support mainly during the transition period.

The amount of experience and skill needed for this position is valued more than academic qualification and such include – being compassionate and understanding, excellent listening and communication skills, a strong understanding of ethics and client confidentiality, ability to create wellness recovery plans and managing negative self-talk. Formal education is not compulsory, although, applicants have to meet the state and government certification requirements.

Peer Support Specialist Resume

Objective : A Certified Peer Support Specialist looking to work with clients who suffer from a wide variety of mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction, and developmental disabilities. Also have many years of experience in Customer Service, Financial Institutions, Office work, data entry, and sales.

Skills : Windows, Scanning Technology, Internet Proficient, Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel.

Description :

    1. Provided emotional and physical support for 10 residents at a group home for mentally ill residents, some of whom also were dual-diagnosed with addiction issues as well.
    2. Helped the residents on a daily basis with getting them to appointments, taking them out in the community, and supporting them with one on one peer sessions.
    3. Responsible for answering the phones and assisting customers with placing orders both over the phone and in the lobby.
    4. Responsible for getting customers who order food for delivery their food as hot and fresh as possible.
    5. Basic Navigation skills were used as well as being personable with every customer.
    6. Store cleaning duties were performed daily and operational standards maintained to strict corporate guidelines.
    7. Promote the knowledge of available service options and choices. 
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
HR


Peer Support Specialist I Resume

Headline : Seeking to pursue a career with an organization that aligns with values, and leverages leadership and problem-solving skills, to support others and getting tasks completed.

Skills : Microsoft, Scanning Technology, Internet Proficient, Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel.

Description :

    1. Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery-based services that will aid the client in daily living.
    2. Assist in obtaining services that suit that individual's recovery needs by providing names of staff, community resources, and groups that may be useful.
    3. Inform clients about community and natural supports and how to use these in the recovery process.
    4. Assist clients in articulating personal goals for recovery through the use of one-to-one and group sessions.
    5. Assist clients in working with their case manager or treatment team in determining the steps he/she needs to take in order to achieve these goals and self-directed recovery.
    6. Assist clients in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy.
    7. Assist the client in obtaining decent and affordable housing of his/her choice in the most integrated, independent, and least intrusive or restrictive environment.
    8. Establish and sustain self-help (mutual support) and educational groups by soliciting input from the mental health consumers on their strengths and interests.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Associate


Peer Support Specialist-Coordinator Resume

Objective : Seeking to obtain a responsible and challenging position in the business field where education and work experience would have valuable application.

Skills : Scanning Technology, Internet Proficient, Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel.

Description :

    1. Provides ongoing assessment and feedback as to their progress in relation to their service plan, regardless of the consumer's current location.
    2. Meets with the consumers in the community in accordance with established policies and procedures and clinical protocols to provide supportive counseling.
    3. Coordinates with all parties involved in consumer's treatment according to policy and procedure and clinical protocols.
    4. Responsible for transporting consumers to necessary services, as outlined in their service plan, as needed.
    5. Documents all consumer events in accordance with policies, procedures, and clinical protocols.
    6. Participates in daily team meetings as well as any additional individual treatment teams or other team communication meetings as required.
    7. Serves as a role model and mentor for consumers being served by the team.
    8. Perform other duties and functions as assigned, also prepare and observed consumer UDS.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA

Peer Support Specialist-ETS Resume

Summary : Organized and successful at managing multiple priorities while maintaining a strong work ethic and exhibiting a positive attitude as well as a great sense of humor allowing to work well with others.

Skills : Time Management, Fast Learner, Computer Proficient, Cisco Phone System, Money Handling, Outlook, Recruiting.

Description :

    1. Provide support, crisis prevention interventions, crisis interventions, coping skills education, and support to clients, increase of success for clients living in the community.
    2. Complete assessments upon client admission to provide recommendations for an initial treatment plan and goal setting.
    3. Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress with respect to treatment goals.
    4. Educate clients or community members about mental or physical illness, abuse, medication, or available community resources.
    5. Assist clients in adhering to treatment plans, such as setting up appointments, arranging for transportation to appointments, or providing support.
    6. Refer patient, client, or family to community resources for housing or treatment to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness, following through to ensure service efficacy.
    7. Modify treatment plans according to changes in client status.
    8. Counsel or aid family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, or supporting the client or patient.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Associates

Peer Support Specialist-Coordinator Resume

Objective : Peer Support Specialist is now seeking a position in an environment that will challenge further while allowing to contribute to the growth and success of this organization.

Skills : Mental Health Recovery, Fast Learner, Computer Proficient, Cisco Phone System, Money Handling, Outlook, Recruiting.

Description :

    1. Provided hope and encouragement for individuals who live with serious mental illness, encouraged recovery-oriented goal setting and supported members in achieving their goals.
    2. Led therapeutic activity groups for members of Bridgehaven: Movement for Life, Healthy Cooking and Eating, Life Skills, Achieving Wellness, and Coping with Voices.
    3. Wrote clinical notes for the therapeutic activity groups that led.
    4. Led other groups, as necessary, when other group leaders missed work.
    5. Attended weekly peer support specialist meetings, weekly rehab and recovery team meetings, monthly staff meetings, and meetings with my treatment team.
    6. Collaborated with peer support specialists in the Center for Peer Excellence to train peer specialists who were then qualified to work in community mental health centers.
    7. Designed posts on the page using articles about mental health and using pictures to demonstrate activities and promote events.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MA

Lead Peer Support Specialist Resume

Summary : Experienced professional looking forward to working with a company that promotes quality products and services, and provides with the opportunity to meet and exceed assigned goals.

Skills : Scanning Technology, Internet Proficient, Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, And PowerPoint.

Description :

    1. Worked 12-hour+ daytime shifts and also worked days off at part-time social services job.
    2. High level of integrity and ethics, peer support certified BHT with empathy and superior ability to communicate and actively listen.
    3. Over 7 years in behavioral health services, providing direct support for individuals with severe mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.
    4. Available for routine and non-routine support, including off-hours, on-call, weekends, and holidays.
    5. Served Excel in a residential drug and alcohol/mental health treatment facility.
    6. Provided positive reinforcement to assigned consumers, supervised daily activities, medication compliance, and provided transportation to and from medical appointments.
    7. Staffed with other support personnel, case managers, and family members to create, facilitate, and implement individual service plans for a caseload of up to 40 consumers.
    8. Performed audits of case files on a regular basis to ensure compliance with recordkeeping and record retention.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Diploma

Peer Support Specialist II Resume

Summary : Currently looking for a full-time position in an environment that offers a greater challenge, increased benefits for the family, and the opportunity to help the company advance efficiently and productively.

Skills : Microsoft Office- Excel, PowerPoint, HVAC Service Technician.

Description :

    1. Receive consumer's Person-Centered Profile, type consumer's goals and purpose, talk about identifying their triggers and anger by participating in ongoing PSS sessions.
    2. Engaged in worksheet active in regards to stressful situations and encouraged them to incorporate coping strategies when become sad and depressed.
    3. List strategies consumer can use implement to regulate emotions and anxieties.
    4. Encouraged consumer to participate in healthy activities such as walking and exercising.
    5. Teach and assist the consumer in how to manage anger, low self-esteem, and how to be more self-sufficient, as well as setting short term goals that are reachable.
    6. Assist consumer out in the community, encourage to get involved in visiting the local library.
    7. Encourage to develop a work ethic, seek affordable housing, link with community resources, and teach money management skills to become more independent.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BS

Assistant Peer Support Specialist Resume

Summary : Passionate, dedicated, and well-qualified professional with extensive experience in military and administrative duties, coupled with exceptional planning, prioritizing, and goal setting to achieve the best patient outcome and staff supervision. Equipped with verifiable strengths in analytical thinking, investigation, problem solving, and verbal and written communication.

Skills : Attention to Detail, Scanning Technology, Internet Proficient, Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, And PowerPoint.

Description :

    1. Peers work with individuals to develop rehabilitation plans that fit veterans aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.
    2. Monitor and record veterans progress to ensure that goals and objectives are met.
    3. Confer with clients to discuss their options dreams and goals so that rehabilitation programs and plans for accessing needed services can be developed.
    4. Maintain close contact with clients during job training and placements to resolve problems, conflict resolution with supervisors and plans for improvement.
    5. Analyze information from interviews, educational and medical records, consultation with other professionals, and diagnostic evaluations to assess clients' abilities, needs, and eligibility for services.
    6. Locate barriers to client employment, such as inaccessible work sites, EEO compliance, inflexible schedules, and transportation problems.
    7. Work with clients to develop strategies for overcoming these barriers.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Associate

Peer Support Specialist-PSR Resume

Summary : Known as a detailed-oriented, hardworking professional who communicates well. Strong ability to work confidently and efficiently under pressure.

Skills : Fast Learner, Computer Proficient, Cisco Phone System, Money Handling.

Description :

    1. Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises, and collaborate with other professionals to evaluate the patient's medical or physical condition and to assess client's needs.
    2. Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery for mental or physical illness and to provide access to services.
    3. Counsel clients and patients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover from illness and adjust to life.
    4. Utilize consultation data and peer support experience to plan and coordinate client and patient care and rehabilitation, following through to ensure service efficacy.
    5. Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.
    6. Identify environmental impediments to client or patient progress through interviews and review of patient records.
    7. Perform crisis interventions with clients.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
B.Pharma

Executive Peer Support Specialist Resume

Objective : A seasoned employee with much customer service experience looking for a company where one can utilize passion for helping others. Have an excellent computer and organizational skills and very competent at writing and keeping daily logs and reports.

Skills : Word Processing, Security, Nursing Assistant, Office Equipment, Transcription, Basic Computer Skills, Customer Service Skills, Driving.

Description :

    1. Helping mentally ill men who also struggle with addiction problems transition from institutional settings to our residential home where we teach them every day.
    2. Administer medication to residents accurately and take weekly vital signs and record them.
    3. Keep written documentation including entering progress notes into the computer and filling out incident reports and adverse events forms.
    4. Drive residents to community-related activities and have a valid driving license, good driving record and an insurable, well maintained and safe running vehicle.
    5. Maintain a clean residential home while teaching life skills like cooking, and daily tasks to residents.
    6. Providing support and encouragement for clients and their families with ongoing substance abuse issues and other serious behavioral health disorders.
    7. Providing clients from a wide variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds with outreach, engagement, case management, and peer support services at the clinic. 
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Certification

Peer Support Specialist-Manager Resume

Objective : Compassionate, solutions-oriented Peer Support Specialist, dedicated to providing exceptional care and support for individuals with mental and behavioral health challenges.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook, Customer Service, Computer Skills.

Description :

    1. Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
    2. Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
    3. Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
    4. Consulted with and trained highly skilled mental health and medical staff.
    5. Supported patients and families in coping with problems resulting from severe illness.
    6. Coordinated patient care from pre-admission to post-discharge follow-up.
    7. Provided community re-entry services to individuals within an inpatient or incarceration setting in order to reduce recidivism.
    8. Provided crisis aftercare services to consumers who recently encountered a crisis in order to assist with maintaining stabilization.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Peer Support Specialist-Supervisor Resume

Objective : Highly motivated individual with outstanding leadership and communication skills. Experienced in the fields of mental health services, executive administration, student success programs, and customer service. Developed a holistic supportive approach with a focus on providing individuals with positive outcome in order to meet their individual needs.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Supervising, Public Speaking, Office Management, Administrative Assistant, Office Management, Customer Service, Community Outreach, Office Administration, Team Leader, Database Management.

Description :

    1. Directly worked with clients in a supportive role to assist with their mental health recovery process.
    2. Provided one-on-one services to assist clients with processing any issues causing distress.
    3. Worked with specific clients to decrease disruptive behavioral patterns and help improve their communication skills.
    4. Handled all aspects of crisis management for clients dealing with physical or mental health emergencies.
    5. Developed three recovery based groups with a focus on physical and nutritional health to increase awareness of the importance of it within individual recovery plans.
    6. Researched additional therapeutic information for clients to assist in their recovery process.
    7. Documented of all interactions with clients for Medicaid records and annual company reports.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS

Peer Support Specialist Resume

Headline : Seeking to obtain a position as a Peer Support Specialist that will allow utilizing extensive Behavioral health experience. To seek for Health Administration/Assistant position, or receptionist, clerical customer service position related to Health Administration.

Skills : CNA 1, Customer Service, Microsoft Office, Typing, Data Entry.

Description :

    1. Work with peers to identify wellness and recovery goals.
    2. Assist peers in creating a Wellness plan that identifies the individual's self-determined goals, as well as specific objectives to carry out these goals.
    3. Exemplifies recovery principles in order to show by example that recovery is possible and attainable.
    4. Work with peers on specific objectives identified in the Wellness plan, ensuring that these specific objectives always refer back to the individual's wellness plan for billing purposes.
    5. Attend and positively participate in a required team, agency, and interdisciplinary meetings.
    6. Coordinate and consult with other team members to keep the team informed of issues and progress Ensure timely completion of all required paperwork.
    7. Work to increase the level of cultural sensitivity, awareness, and competency regarding Person-Centered and Peer Delivered Services.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BBM