Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) - Kent Site

Job Type: 
ACT Peer Support - Kent

Full-Time position - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Monday - Friday.


Provide effective recovery-oriented direct services to ACT participants that assist them in meeting their personal goals and maintain safety in the community

  • Participate in ACT Team daily team processes and schedule of activities.

  • Provide skills training and personal assistance with daily living skills, transportation, medication and other self-care treatment goals.

  • Assess mental health, substance use of persons served during daily contacts, providing one-to one recovery coaching tailored specific to the individual.

  • Provide advocacy and support for those using community based groups that support recovery

 Coordinate service activities with the ACT Team

  • Participate in team meetings,  provide participant information and complete assignments including documentation of contacts and direct service activities

  • Complete progress notes according to Agency standards, assist in development of person centered plans including helping individuals’ articulate personal goals for recovery as part of team services



    • Experience as a recipient of public mental health and/or substance abuse services, in the past or present who has achieved a level of recovery consistent with performance of the job duties. 
    • Interest in working with individuals with mental illness and / or substance use disorders to help them achieve recovery
    • Good communication skills (oral and written), time management skills, problem -solving skills and motivation to provide quality services
    • Good pc skills
    • Completion of the Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) certification strongly preferred
    • Valid Michigan driver’s license and a vehicle to transport
    • Ability to perform work in community settings which may not be barrier-free.


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