Certified Peer Support Specialist Employment Opportunities

Community Counseling Services
Columbus, MS
Opening for Adult CPSS

  • Assist consumers in articulating and determining objectives to reach personal goals for recovery.
  • Determine and utilize specific interventions based on consumer’s recover/life goals.
  • Assist consumers in creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan.
  • Provide one-on-one and family support, as well as, group meetings as indicated to develop problem solving techniques, social skill building, and identification of natural/community support systems.
  • Assist consumers in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy and support.
  • Maintains client confidentiality at all times.
  • For more information, contact Karen Frye at kfrye@ccsms.org

Communicare (Region 2)
Oxford, MS
Openings for Adult and Young Adult CPSS

  • Openings available in the Substance Use Department and the Children’s Department
  • Job posting and descriptions are available at www.communicarems.org/careers
  • Contact Kelley Clinton at kclinton@oxfordcommunicare.com

Hinds Behavioral Health Services (Region 9)
Jackson, MS
Openings for Parent/Caregiver, Young Adult, and Adult CPSS

  • The Peer Specialist will perform a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process.
  • The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving as role models to peers, helping other consumers with skill building, goal setting, problem-solving and finding resources.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Contact Sonya Teasley at steasley@hbhs9.com for more information.

Mississippi Behavioral Health Services
Multiple locations
Openings for Parent/Caregiver CPSS

  • Openings in Batesville, Clarksdale, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Holly Springs, Jackson, Meridian, Vicksburg
  • Provide individual Peer Support Services in the community.
  • Assist clients in restoring, rehabilitating and developing social and interpersonal skills.
  • Help restore, rehabilitate and support the development of daily living skills
  • Help improve each client’s self-management of the negative effects of psychiatric or emotional symptoms
  • Assist in implementing the Recovery Support Plan
  • Communicate client’s status on a regular basis, including, but not limited to change in mood or functioning, medical issues and all crisis and health and safety issues.
  • Contact Kelcey Steinriede at ksssteinriede.mbhs@gmail.com for more information.

Mississippi Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center
Biloxi, MS
Openings for Adult CPSS

  • Supervise clients, provide emotional support and carry out transportation assignments emphasizing client safety and well-being.
  • Contact Samantha Hargrave at shargrave@palmbeachelitecounseling.com for more information.

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources (Region 12)
Hattiesburg, MS
Openings for Parent/Caregiver, Young Adult, and Adult CPSS

  • Provide support and consultation to person served/family
  • Provide emergency crisis services to persons served/families under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees
  • Participate in team staffing and function as a member of the person’s team
  • Act as a community liaison and provide community education services as needed
  • Develop structured activities to enhance community living skills, community integration, rehabilitation, resiliency & recovery
  • Provide expertise about the recovery process, symptom management, and the persistence required by persons served to have a satisfying life;
  • Assist with maximizing personal choice, self-determination & decision making in the planning, delivery, & evaluation of treatment, rehabilitation & support services.
  • Contact Natalie Bond at Natalie.Bond@pbmhr.org or Maranda Osborn at Maranda.Osborn@pbmhr.org for more information.

Region 8 Mental Health
Brandon, MS
Opening for Adult CPSS

  • The Peer Support Specialist will provide face to face interventions to consumers.
  • Provide opportunities for consumers to direct their own recovery process and provide resources to help achieve their goals.
  • Serve as a positive role model and demonstrate a professional and caring attitude toward coworkers and consumers.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all consumers.
  • Participate in monthly meetings.
  • Candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED and a valid Mississippi driver’s license
  • Contact Connie Frazier at cfrazier@region8mhs.org for more information.

Turning Point/Addiction Campus of Mississippi
Southaven, MS
Opening for Adult CPSS

  • Support clients through treatment.
  • Uphold and enforce the standards of the campus program.
  • Participate in the general daily schedule in service meetings.
  • Candidates must have two years sobriety.
  • Send resume to 340 Stateline Road W., Southaven, MS 39671
  • Contact Kim Cooper at kcooper@addictioncampus.com or Stacy Dodd at sdodd@addictioncampus.com for more information

Youth Villages
Ridgeland, MS
Opening for Parent/Caregiver CPSS

  • Provide parent to parent in-home support to MYPAC participant families when requested.
  • Call referred families to explain the program and the Freedom of Choice form.
  • Attend all admission wraparound meetings and ongoing if requested by family
  • Conduct parent surveys
  • Participate in parent support meetings as Youth Villages’ family support partner representative
  • Ombudsman (first contact for grievances and complaints)
  • Previous MYPAC participant experience preferred.
  • Contact Tiffany Ross at tiffany.ross@youthvillages.org for more information.