Crisis Hotline: 1-800-841-1255    |    Appointments or Services: 1-844-309-6385

(2002) Mental Health Peer Specialist

Job Description

The primary responsibility of peer specialists is to assist individuals identify and achieve their own needs, wants, and goals. The Certified Peer Specialist will facilitate and document individual and/or group services at mental health clinics, transitional housing, and in the community. Services include peer support, Person-Centered Planning, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, Whole Health Action Management, Seeking Safety, and Recovery Dialogue. The Certified Peer Specialist will work closely with Case Managers, Nursing Staff, Counselors, Management and other BBT staff to ensure continuity of care for the individuals receiving services. The Certified Peer Specialist may be asked to work a variable schedule with some evenings and weekends, as needed.

Location: Georgetown Transitional Home, San Gabriel Crisis Center

Salary: $17.30 – $20.05/hr

Applicable Differentials:

.75/hour Bilingual

1.00/hour Tenure with BTCS

1.00/hour Specialty

Why join our team?

BTCS Values our team members and believes it is important to reward and compensate our team members for their contribution to our success. BTCS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and generous leave accruals.

Medical Insurance: Through BlueCross Blue Shield, we offer comprehensive medical coverage for you and your eligible dependents with access to network and non-network health care providers. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Dental Insurance: Through Dental Select, we offer two coverage plans for dental care, to include preventative, basic and major services. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Vision Insurance: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer vision coverage to include discounts on everyday vision needs, such as eye exams and glasses and/ or contacts. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Prescription Plan: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer discounts on generic, preferred or brand-name drugs as well as non-preferred drugs at pharmacies or through a convenient home delivery program. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional pre-tax contributions for medical reimbursement and dependent care plans.

Retirement Plans:
401A: Through this governmental plan, we offer a 7% match to employee contributions.
457/403(b): Through these governmental plans, employees may contribute pre-tax earnings for retirement. Employees may participate on the first day of employment.

Sponsored Insurance:
Life Insurance: Through Dearborn National, we offer basic life insurance of $5,000. Optional supplemental coverage, as well as spouse and eligible dependent policies, are available to purchase.
Long Term Disability/ Accident/ Critical Illness Insurance: Through Dearborn National we offer optional insurance coverages at a competitive rate. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Family and Medical Leave: Job protection to provide care related to a child’s birth or adoption, or for yourself or a family member’s serious health condition.

Employee Assistance Program: Through Alliance Worksite Solutions, we offer a no cost, confidential employee assistance program as a resource to resolve personal, family, financial and legal problems for employees and their dependents.

Professional Development: Joining Bluebonnet Trails is about joining a culture of inclusiveness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation and expectation to have a voice. Bluebonnet offers employees the opportunity to participate in professional development that is skill based and offers continuing education courses to enhance knowledge and performance via online courses and instructor led webinars.

Additional Perks:
– Employee Referral Awards
– Licensure Supervision
– Licensure Renewal Fee Reimbursement
– Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs
– Educational Leave
– Competitive Pay Differentials for Applicable Positions

CityGeorgetown
CountyWilliamson County
CredentialsMinimum Qualifications: Lived experience with recovery from mental health challenges, High School Diploma or equivalent, Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License and maintain approved driver’s status throughout employment. Must achieve Peer Specialist certification within six months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred AND required education, experience, job knowledge, sills, and abilities helpful; in the performance of this position, as indicated below:
Current Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Seminar II certificate, Re-entry endorsement, Co-Occurring endorsement, Mental Health Peer Support certifications by Via Hope, Peer Recovery Support Specialist Certification (or equivalent), Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) practitioner, Seeking Safety practitioner, 3+ years experience working as a peer specialist
Salary Amount$35,984 - 41,704/year
Closing DateOpen until filled
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Administration:
1009 North Georgetown Street
Round Rock, Texas 78664

For Appointments or Information:
844-309-6385

24-Hour Crisis Hotline:
800-841-1255

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services as a recipient of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant dollars either directly from FTA or through the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will comply with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d), the U.S. Department of Transportation implementing regulations, FTA Circular 4702.lB, and TxDOT PTN requirements as specified in Master Grant Agreement, and State Management Plan. Our Title VI Plan can be viewed here: Title VI Plan 2023-2026

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