Requisition Number: NC002-PESP-H-07-2021-02
Job Title: Certified Peer Specialist
City: Raleigh
State: NC

Minimum Degree Required: N/A
Minimum Years of Experience: N/A
Salary Range: $14.79 Per Hour

Certified Peer Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

 The mission of Resources for Human Development (RHD) is to provide caring, effective and innovative services that empower people of all abilities as they build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities. RHD’s multi-faceted programs serve people with a variety of challenges that include intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness.


The RHD NC  Enhanced Supportive Housing (ESH) Certified Peer Specialist will work with a team of staff and individuals receiving service to ensure that their health, safety, skill building, community integration and coordination of services needs are being met. The ESH program emphasizes on assessing indvidiuals, supporting skill building and linkage to community resources.

                                                                                                       *****Program Case Load stretchs across the Durham and Raleigh areas of North Carolina *****

                                                                                                                Available Shift: Monday -Friday 10AM to 6PM (40 hours - Fulltime with Benefits!!!)

                                                                                                                                                                   Salary: $14.79/ hour

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Engage in Person Centered planning and goal reviewing
  • Advocate for consumers’ rights and preferences
  • Consult with community agencies, guardians, and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process
  • Monitoring for health & safety of individuals
  • Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill training, supervision (e.g. prompts, assignments, monitoring, and encouragement) to assist consumers with activities of daily living.
  • Provide nutrition education and assistance with meal planning, grocery shopping and food preparation.
  • Assist and support consumers by teaching skills necessary to perform household activities, including house cleaning and laundry.
  • Provide side-by-side support and coaching to help consumers socialize (coaching and supporting a client before they go to a social gathering).
  • Assist consumers with medication monitoring and management (e.g. ensure that clients are taking medications as prescribed by treating physician).

Required Experience

Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a residential facility or mental health setting is preferred

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED

Required Qualifications

  • Certified in peer support in North Carolina
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Must Pass Criminal Background Check

Program Summary

RHD North Carolina's Enhanced Supportive Housing Program (ESH) Program provides housing for persons with serious and persistent mental illness. Members of the team work together with the individuals served to promote symptom stability and appropriate use of medication; to restore personal, community living and social skills; promote and maintain physical health; establish access to entitlements, housing, work and social opportunities; and promote and maintain the highest possible level of functioning while living in the community.


Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.

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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.