Established community mental health center in Skokie, IL seeks multiple individuals to serve as On-Call Recovery Support Specialists (Peer Counselors) in our innovative Living Room program. Recovery Support Specialists must self-identify as current or previous consumers of mental health services, as well as have comfort with self-disclosure in both private and public settings regarding their mental health challenges and recovery.
The Recovery Support Specialist works in the Living Room, providing support and interventions to help manage crises of guests of the Living Room. This position requires some flexibility with one’s work schedule and must be available to work during Living Room hours, currently Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. **At this time, Friday availability is required for this role.** The Living Room is a nonclinical alternative to a Hospital Emergency Department for people experiencing acute psychiatric crisis.
Established in 1969, Turning Point serves diverse communities throughout metropolitan Chicago. We provide outpatient individual and group therapy for all ages, psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring, case management, and a residential living program. Turning Point has consistently been awarded the highest rating from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Turning Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Culturally Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.
Minimum one year experience offering recovery support to and working with population of people struggling with issues of mental health/substance use preferred but not required.
Must self-identify as a past or present consumer of mental health services.
Must be at least 21 years of age and have a minimum education attainment of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university, thus qualifying to work an MHP (Mental Health Professional) –a job title as defined by Medicaid.
Cannot be current or previous recipient of services at Turning Point
Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) Certification a plus
**This is an on-call position, and does not have guaranteed scheduled hours. A training schedule will be set upon hire, but there is no minimum guaranteed hours on an ongoing basis. At this time, Friday availability is required, as well as one additional day Monday through Thursday that the candidate is able to commit to being available.