ProActive Management Consulting, LLC, Counseling and Advocacy Division
POSITION: Peer Specialist Job Description
REPORTS TO: Team Leader
PURPOSE: The individual leading and managing the day-to-day operations of the program, the Program Leader, must be a Georgia-certified Peer Specialist, who is a CPRP or can demonstrate activity toward attainment of the CPRP credential.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
The Georgia-certified Peer Specialists in the Peer Supports program may be shared
with other programs as long as the Program Leader is present at least 75% of the hours
the Peer Supports program is in operation, and as long as the Program Leader and the
Georgia- certified Peer Specialists are available as required for supervision and clinical
operations, and as long as they are not counted in Consumer to staff ratios for 2 different
programs operating at the same time.
Services must be provided and/or activities led by staff who are Georgia-certified Peer
Specialists or other consumers under the supervision of a Georgia-certified Peer Specialist.
A specific activity may be led by someone who is not a consumer but is an invited guest.
There must be at least 2 Georgia-certified Peer Specialists on staff either in the Peer
Supports Program or in a combination of Peer Supports and other programs and services
Operating within the agency.
The maximum face-to-face ratio cannot be more than 30 consumers to 1 Certified Peer
Specialist based on average daily attendance in the past three (3) months of consumers in the
The maximum face-to-face ratio cannot be more than 15 consumers to 1 direct service/
program staff, based on the average daily attendance in the past three (3) months of consumers
in the program.
All staff must have an understanding of recovery and psychosocial rehabilitation principles
as defined by the Georgia Consumer Council and psychosocial rehabilitation principles
published by USPRA and must possess the skills and ability to assist other consumers in
Their own recovery processes.
Complies with all State and Federal Program requirements.
Performs other duties as required.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
1.Ability to use effective time management and organizational skills;
2.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
3.Working knowledge of computerized program software, Internet access and word processing
4.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, service
providers, colleagues and the general public;
5.Considerable knowledge of human services and health resources within an identified community;
6.Ability to maintain confidentiality and take prudent measures to protect and secure documents and
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
1.Certified Peer Specialist;
2.Three to five years professional experience with service providers, agencies, and municipal
3.Extensive experience in data collection, observation, reporting, documentation and record keeping;