**This position is located in Belleville, IL**
Under supervision, this position is responsible for promoting a culture in which the voices representing people with lived mental health and substance use experiences and recovery become part of the institution; promoting a recovery oriented system of care; serving as a member advocate; providing support for staff and members during emergencies as well as in outpatient and inpatient settings; serving as a mentor/role model demonstrating competency in recovery, effective coping skills and self-help strategies.
*High school Diploma or GED.
*Valid State's Driver's License.
*Current or past consumer of mental health or co-occurring behavioral health services.
*2 years success within personal recovery model.
*Ability to utilize individual and group skills.
*Knowledge of local community behavioral health services.
PREFERRED JOB REQUIREMENTS:
*Peer Support Specialist certification.
Location: IL - Belleville
Activation Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Expiration Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
BlueCross and BlueShield