Peer Support Specialist (Excellent Benefits)

Advantage xPO

Peer Support Engagement Specialist

111 N. County Farm Road Wheaton, IL

  • Sat/Sun/Wed 9pmm-9a and every other Thurs 10pm-6am
  • Mon/Tues/Fri 9pm-9am, and every other Thurs 10pm-6am
      • Monday-Friday 12pm-8pm
  • Have you ever needed support in a crisis or recovery situation and now want to give back? We have a rewarding opportunity for someone with two years of experience active participation in the recovery process to work full-time within Crisis Services. Crisis Services is located in Wheaton and provides 24/7 crisis mental health services to county residents who may be experiencing a psychiatric crisis or are in need of additional support for symptoms of mental illness.

    Minimum of High School diploma required. MUST have lived experience

    Can you say benefits? This position offers a full benefit package which includes 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks of paid vacation per year and paid sick time. This is also a pension eligible position and offers eligibility for the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program.


    • Responds in the community to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis as a member of a two-person response team. Referral sources may include law enforcement, hospitals, individuals or their family members, CARES/SASS.
    • Assists in de-escalation of clients experiencing a mental health crisis through engagement with client and coordination with team member providing clinical intervention
    • Establish rapport, share experiences and strengthen engagement with the individual experiencing the crisis.
    • Role model positive recovery behaviors with clients in Behavioral Health programs.
    • Provides skill building and case management to clients with high need.
    • Maintains required training, licensure and/or certification
    • Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to client privacy laws
    • Willingness to self-disclose personal lived experience in mental health or substance use recovery (or both) for the benefit of the supporting the individuals receiving services.
    • Demonstrates sensitivity and understanding of other ethnic groups and cultures
    • Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality
    • Completion of required documentation within established timeframes, through use of an Electronic Client Record
    • Participates in team meetings to assess clients progress
    • Participates in emergency response activities as assigned

    Position requires individual with lived experience and will need to obtain the Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) credential within one year of hire. The CRSS is a credential for those who provide mental health or co-occurring mental illness and substance use recovery support to others. A person with the CRSS credential uses unique insights gained through personal recovery experience.

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    Advantage xPO is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, mental and physical disability, political affiliation, union membership, status as a parent, military or veteran status or other non-merit based factors. We will provide reasonable accommodations throughout the application, interviewing and employment process. If you require a reasonable accommodation, contact us. Advantage xPO is an E-Verify employer. This policy is applicable to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

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