Mental Health Peer Specialist

ACTS is a non profit organization that has been serving the community for over 30 years  providing individualized behavioral health services in substance abuse and mental health. ACTS mission is to apply the best of contemporary physical and behavioral health interventions and social support services available to assist individuals and families to engage and succeed in Recovery.

The Menial Health Peer Specialist mentors and provides recovery-based coaching for program residents to assist in pursuing his/her individual health and wellness.

LOCATION:  Tampa, FL

Pre-requisite Requirements:

  • Must have personal history as a consumer of mental health services and/or have provided direct care to a family member who was diagnosed with a mental health condition.

  • Knowledgeable about recovery resources in the community

  • All ACTS, Inc. employees must be able and willing to work when expected to accommodate program and/or agency needs, participate in the agency's Quality Improvement Program and attend all assigned/required trainings, practice on-the-job safety at all times, and demonstrate the ability to communicate and work with others and be respectful of peers, supervisors, clients, guests, etc. If required by contract or administrative rule, must fully participate in NAPPI (crisis intervention) training and able to apply same to work setting.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Mentors and provides recovery-based coaching for program residents to assist in pursuing his/her individual health and wellness.

Core Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Provides individualized health coaching to residents in obtaining their health objectives.

  • Teaches/mentors individually and/or in group settings about managing mental and physical health.

  • Supports residents in learning how to make good choices for themselves.

  • Promotes consumer engagement in therapy with clinicians, engagement with psychiatric appointments, compliance with program treatment plan and engagement with primary care and other ancillary providers.

  • Demonstrates ways to become empowered and self-responsible.

  • Demonstrates ability to work with consumers with diverse backgrounds.

  • Works closely with Program Administrator/Residential Services Coordinatorand Case Manager to engage residents in appropriate serves and resources and assist with coordination of care.

  • Provides self-help recovery services (i.e. WRAP, Pathways to Recovery) and/or other peer wellness services. 

  • Completes all reporting and documentation requirements.

  • Maintain appropriate professional standards and provides appropriate follow-up for residents required.

  • Perform related work as required/assigned.

The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to position.