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Peer Support Specialist


Seven Counties Services


The Criminal Justice team is seeking a Peer Support Specialist (PSS) to work with a multidisciplinary team in the newly formed Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) program and other specialty outpatient consumers. AOT is a collaboration between the Jefferson County Court System, Department of Behavioral Health, and Seven Counties Services to provide comprehensive mental health services for consumers under a civil commitment for treatment.

The case PSS will provide initial engagement with consumers in a hospital setting. The PSS will continue to build rapport with consumer after release from hospital, help identify personal goals, and provide education on illness management. Other duties include frequent collaboration with the program coordinator who will update the court on the course of treatment.


Serves as an active member of the client’s treatment team, including participation in team meetings and treatment planning meetings. Assists clients in development of recovery plan, including psychiatric advance directives and crisis plan. Provides psycho-education with focus on illness management and peer support. Implements and coordinates recovery plans for individual clients in assigned population group, including evaluation, consultation, and education, and follow-up services. Serves as role model for clients by sharing own recovery process and teaching effective coping techniques and self-help strategies. Provides case management, resourcing, service collaboration for individual clients as extension of case management services. Maintains accurate, thorough records on all assigned cases and uses documentation to assist clients in evaluating progress. Provides advocacy services on behalf of clients. Informs supervisor, and other members of treatment team as indicated, of issues/concerns related to individual clients. Participates in required trainings to maintain certification.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


Over six and up to twelve months of experience.
Good interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of SCS programs and services, policy, and procedure.
Knowledge of applicable population group and principles/philosophy of recovery.

Position requires lifting of 20 pounds maximum, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of items weighing up to ten pounds.
Normal work tasks may involve exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or tissue.
May involve 24-hour on-call responsibilities.
Eighteen years of age or older.
Within the bounds of their respective job descriptions, all staff are expected to exercise principle-centered leadership, focused on customer service responsiveness, with a continuous quality improvement orientation. Additionally, all staff are expected to develop a working knowledge of and follow all policies and procedures related to safety management and other Joint Commission standards.

Communicates effective “elevator speech” regarding role and benefits of a Peer Support Specialist to use with providers and clients.
Shares their lived experience and recovery story skillfully and appropriately.
Provides structured and scheduled, non-clinical but therapeutic activities that promote socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, preservation, and enhancement of community living skills.
Documents the service to align with clients’ individualized, comprehensive Treatment Plan, with intervention specifically addressing client’s progress towards a chosen and relevant Treatment Plan objective.
Uses evidence-based protocols such as WRAP and WHAM to assist clients in developing and progressing towards holistic health objectives.
Demonstrates effective application of ethics and boundaries rules specific to the complexity of the Peer Support’s role.
Understanding of normal growth and development, culture/ethnicity considerations, and mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorder diagnoses relevant to age groups/populations served.
Manages client caseload, client services, and activities to maximize direct care client time and reach expected productivity targets.



Work Schedule

Set Hours




Health & Wellness
Medical Coverage
Dental Coverage
Vision Coverage
Flexible Spending Account
Health Savings Account
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability - Company Paid
Wellness Programs - Company Paid
Financial Wellbeing
Competitive Compensation Packages
Life Insurance - Company Paid
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance - Company Paid
403b Retirement Plan with Company Funded Matching
Retirement and Financial Planning Services
Employee Discounts including Dell Computers, Verizon Wireless, Liberty Mutual, Costco, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Loan Forgiveness options through federal programs (National Health Service Corps & Public Service Loan Forgiveness)
Career Development and Growth
At Seven Counties Services training is one of our highest priorities. We provide company paid professional training for various skills, certifications, and continuing education
Opportunities for growth and movement - We encourage our employees to consider new growth opportunities with us
Leadership Academy for our rising stars, supervisors, and leaders
Seven Counties Services and Center for Clinical Excellence teach provide staff with industry best practices and processes
Work Life Balance
Paid Time Off - Generous PTO for Vacations, Illness, Personal Days, Etc. (Paid Holidays)
Flexible Work Schedules to promote a Healthy Work Life Balance
Employee Assistance Program - assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being

Required Education

High School Diploma — High School Diploma or GED.
Completion of state-certified peer support specialist training.
Peer Support Specialist Certification.

Work Location

Louisville — 708 W. Magazine Street

Application Process


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