AltaPointe Health Systems

Peer Specialist (Mobile)

Job Locations US-AL-Mobile
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/21/2022 11:25 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
AltaPointe Site
Moorer Learning Center (MLC)
Entry Level, Behavioral
Position Type
Full Time
Monday-Friday 800-430


AltaPointe’s Adult Residential Services are designed for consumers with serious and persistent mental illness who require social rehabilitation and community support. Combining medical, nursing and clinical services, our staff provides care and treatment for more than 200 adults in need of intensive service provision. The Adult Residential Services Program consists of group homes, which are supervised 24 hours/day when consumers are on the premises.  Expected outcomes are the same for each adult group home: to prevent re-hospitalization and to maximize and maintain successful community placement. Residential care focuses on the rehabilitation and return to the community of seriously mentally ill consumers.



Peer Specialist are responsible for providing social interaction on a group and individual basis with residential consumers, promoted recovery-oriented activities, assisting consumers in developing advocacy skills, and assisting staff and consumers in understanding the recovery process.


Essential Functions

  • Provides social interaction, both individually and as a group, to develop social skills and to help consumers develop insight into their mental illness
  • Promotes recovery-oriented skills to help achieve goals created in the treatment plan
  • Establish linkages that result in the consumer’s active use of resources in the community
  • Assist consumers in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy and advocates on behalf of consumer when needed
  • Assists staff  and consumers in understanding recovery and share unique experiences leading toward rehabilitation
  • Serve as a role model to help staff in understanding recovery and share unique experiences leading toward rehabilitation
  • Works with recreation staff to plan and implement recreational activities for consumers
  • Conducts community meetings with consumers in each assigned group home
  • Conducts peer support groups for adult day treatment programs
  • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
  • Documents legibly and in a clear and concise manner
  • Documents individualized consumer responses to services provided
  • Seeks supervision and consultation as needed
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
  • Actively works to enhance skills
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings as required
  • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
  • Respects consumer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
  • Assists consumers and visitors as needed
  • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
  • Is sensitive to the consumer’s needs, expectations and individual differences
  • Is gentle and calm with consumers and families
  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
  • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Follows AltaPointe policies and procedures
  • Attends appropriate in-services training and other workshops

Physical Requirements

  • There is frequent standing, sitting, and walking which are in bursts of 5 to 10 minutes.  However, there are times when this can be extended to pacing with the consumer (time could be undetermined), and at times sitting and standing can be extended with the employee having the ability to change positions as permitted by the observance and behavior of the consumer at that time.
  • Lift up to 15 pounds occasionally during shift.
  • Strong grasp is needed to use keys to open doors throughout the facility
  • Pushing/pulling force up to 25 pounds occasionally during a shift.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Physical Requirements are subject to change with notice..




High School diploma or equivalent required

Must be a current or former recipient of mental health services for no less than one year with a significant mental health disorder as defined by the DSM-V

Must be well grounded in one’s own recovery

Be willing to share one’s own recovery story 

Peer Specialist Certification (Provided by AltaPointe after hire)

Must be 23 years of age or older, maintain a valid Alabama driver's license, and must have proof of current liability insurance


AltaPointe requires that all new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. AltaPointe allows candidates who are not fully vaccinated at the time of hire a reasonable amount of time to obtain vaccinated status. This position requires vaccination against COVID-19 or, if applicable, an approved accommodation for religious or medical reasons.


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