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Jail Based Peer Support Specialist

Who are you? Have you faced mental health or substance abuse challenges? Maybe you are a survivor of sexual abuse. Or...

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Findlay, Ohio

Hancock County


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Who are you?

Have you faced mental health or substance abuse challenges? Maybe you are a survivor of sexual abuse. Or have experience in the criminal-justice system. 

Did someone help you overcome barriers to recovery?

Would you like to support others in overcoming the same? Do you have a significant period of continuous recovery? Are you active in a self-help or consumer advocacy group? 

You have a lot to offer. Your story matters, you matter, and can make a difference. A real difference! Where your impact includes those you serve as well as their families and friends. Tell us your story.

Write Your Next Chapter. 

In this role, you will provide peer support to people in your community who are facing challenges you understand. You will improve their recovery. Be part of our multi-disciplinary team. You will make a difference.

You will provide individual ongoing coaching. Show people how to use community resources. Assist them in increasing their support networks – relatives, friends and significant others. Offer encouragement in times of crisis. Advocate for and protect their rights. Help reduce stigma. Collaborate with others involved in the client’s recovery plan. You will matter.

Who are we?

We are a growing and continuously improving team of passionate individuals. We provide a range of community mental health and substance abuse services. We are people helping people. Where they are. 

In addition to being someplace you belong and people who care about your growth. We are a community that provides Healthcare Insurance, Telehealth, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D, Company Paid and Voluntary Life Insurance, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), PTO, Paid Holidays (10), and 403(b) Retirement with a company match.

Do you believe that prevention works? Treatment is effective? People recover? Want to be part of a family that does? Help us help others. Apply today! 

Family Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We base employment on qualifications, merit, and organizational/community need. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce representative of the citizens we serve.  

Job Requirements

Examples of acceptable qualifications for this position are: 

  • You will be a past consumer of mental health or substance abuse services with a history of managing one’s own illness. 
  • You will have awareness of the importance of recovery in living with a mental illness or addictions problem. 
  • You will have past experience working directly with people in a service oriented field, and have an active membership in a consumer advocacy or self-help group. 
  • A significant period of continuous recovery required.
  • High School Diploma/GED 
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License
  • Peer Support Specialist Certificate preferred 

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