Peer Specialist

Johnston & Pawtucket, RI 02903

Posted: 11/30/2018 Industry: Health & Human Services Job Number: 1262

Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future is recruiting candidates for Lifespan. Please read more about Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future at the end of this job description.

COMPANY NAME:   Lifespan

JOB TITLE:  Peer Specialist

LOCATION:  Johnston & Pawtucket

HOURS:  1st shift, M-F, 8am-4: 30pm – some nights & weekends may be necessary

Key Responsibilities:

The main goal for the Peer Specialist is to provide direct mental health services to clients and to serve as a role model for clients.  Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Teach & support skills needed to facilitate individual recovery
  • Promote service options, choices, and resources within the community
  • Be supportive of recovering person when in crisis, as part of the treatment team
  • Act as a role model to persons in recovery to inspire hope, share life experiences, and lessons learned as a person in recovery

Successful candidates will have:
  • Completed & passed a Peer Specialist certification program
  • 3 years’+ paid or voluntary work experience or 1 year post-secondary education
  • Prior experience managing mental health and/or substance abuse issues
  • Display strong boundaries with clients


For more information and a full job description, please visit Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future website at  Applicants interested in this position will be screened by Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future and Lifespan will make the final hiring decisions.


Our mission is focused on supporting unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Our goal is to get you back to work.  Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future’ s team will guide  and provide you with support  throughout the hiring process.

Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future has agreements with employers to recruit talent like you, making us a resource to get the unemployed and underemployed job seeker back to work.

Evelyn Miller

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