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Peer Recovery Support Specialist (On Call)

Crestwood Behavioral Health Bakersfield, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Crestwood Behavioral Health, a Public Benefit Corporation is proud to be California's leading provider of mental health services. Together we invest our energy to enhance the quality of life, social integration, community support and empowerment of mental health clients.

Our Values: Family, compassion, commitment, enthusiasm, flexibility, character and social responsibility- drive the work that we do every day, at all our campuses. These values are integrated into every area of the company's operations and they serve as the foundation of the programs and services we provide. We are deeply committed to creating a positive impact on society and the environment.

We know that there are many places you could work, but we invite you to come make a difference with us!


Peer Support Specialists are people in a peer designated role providing direct services with a personal experience of recovery from mental health, substance use, or trauma conditions who receive specialized training and supervision to guide and support others who are experiencing similar mental health, substance use or trauma issues toward increased wellness.  A Peer Support Specialist is an individual who has made a personal commitment to his or her own recovery, has maintained that recovery over a period of time, has taken the 80-hour Peer Support Learning training (or equivalent) to work in mutuality with others, and is willing to share what he or she has learned about recovery in an inspirational way.


Education and Experience

  1. Minimum of a high school diploma/GED
  2. A valid California driver's license preferred
  3. A mental health/SUD lived experience
  4. 80-hour Peer Support Learning or equivalent – successfully completed within 90 days of hire or has taken the training within 2 years of hire
  5. Has current techniques of behavioral intervention training within six (6) months of hire

Other Qualifications:

Peer Support Specialists are expected to be open-minded, effective, inclusive, collaborative, encourage mutuality and support the decrease of stigma. This position shall provide the following supports:

  1. Engagement skills (Resiliency training)
  2. Supporting people in recovery goals and building resiliency (core gifts and resiliency training materials)
  3. Community networking
  4. Advocacy skills (WRAP)
  5. Mentoring skills
  6. Leadership skills
  7. Parenting skills, as applicable
  8. Interpersonal relationship skills (DBT when available)
  9. Navigating and supporting others through the system
  10. The following activities shall be included as applicable:
    • Life skills
    • Wellness
    • Self-advocacy
    • Goal setting
    • Decision making skills


  1. Engage in collaborative and caring relationships through communication and engagement strategies that promote recovery, resilience and wellness
  2. Share lived experiences of recovery
  3. Provide face to face interaction that support a person served in achieving their self-identified level of recovery, wellness, independence or personal strength
  4. Provide trained peer-to-peer support in groups encouraging and supporting participation and self-directed participation
  5. Mentor Community Integration activities (one-to-one or in group)
  6. Provide emotional support during the acquisition, exploration and sustaining of employment and/or educational services
  7. Attend treatment team and program meetings
  8. All other duties as assigned
  9. Professional Responsibilities:
    • Ability to work as a team member
    • Serve as role model and leader to fellow team members
    • Must meet in-service requirements.


We offer Full Time employees comprehensive health benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D) as well as generous time away programs, flexible schedules, extensive training, tuition reimbursement and 401k retirement programs.

Crestwood Pandemic Response:

Supporting the safety and health of our clients and staff is our highest priority, responsibility, and privilege. Our goal is to provide a safe and sanitary environment for clients, staff, and visitors, and to help prevent the development and transmission of infection. Our Pandemic Response Committee partners with health experts across the country and connects with all of our facilities to ensure we are providing the best possible solutions (including preventive measures, protective equipment, emotional support, education, etc.) to meet staff and client needs.

Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

Crestwood Behavioral Health


Bakersfield, CA