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UnityPoint Health Peer Support Specialist-Recovery Center-BHGMHC in Waterloo, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital

Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center

Part time benefits; approximately 40 hrs. /pay period (bi-weekly); Variable schedule

The peer support specialist for the Mental Health Recovery Center is responsible to support and enhance the lives of those diagnosed with Mental Illness by providing empathy, hope and support for peers on a mutual journey of recovery.

  • Utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals and groups.

  • Teach and role model the value of every individual’s recovery experience.

  • Lead as well as teach consumers how to facilitate recovery dialogues and/or self-management plans so that members can attain personal health goals.

  • Promote healthy, positive and recovery oriented peer to peer interactions.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.

  • Lived experience with a serious mental illness with demonstrated stability in recovery.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Complete Peer Support Training

  • Write, read, comprehend and speak fluent English.


  • Experience in working with adults with mental illness.

  • Certified as a Peer Support Specialist or Peer Recovery Specialist through the Iowa Board of Certification.

  • Knowledge of community resources.

Requisition ID: 2021-99932

Street: 3251 W 9th St

Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .50

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 40 hours per pay period, variable schedule

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