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Lead Peer Support Specialist

Squirrel Hill Health Center Pittsburgh, PA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Squirrel Hill Health Center (SHHC), a dynamic and growing Federally Qualified Health Center in Pittsburgh, PA, is seeking a full time Lead Peer Support Specialist.  The Lead Peer Support Specialist (LPSS) will work with the SHHC Behavioral Health and Clinical teams to provide behavioral health services that foster supportive peer relationships with and among the persons receiving primary care and integrated behavioral health services at SHHC.  The LPSS  by definition is a person who has experienced mental illness or has lived immigrant experience and who will utilize their personal experience to instill a sense of hope and optimism for SHHC patients. If fluent in a language other than English, the LPSS may be called upon to interpret in appointments with patients of the same background, or to lead groups from specific communities in order to help SHHC provide culturally competent care to all. The LPSS is a key member of the care team working to provide quality comprehensive services to patients and will work collaboratively with staff to provide team-based coordinated care.  The LPSS will demonstrate the values consistent with Squirrel Hill Health Center’s mission and will work with the SHHC team to make the Center a Medical Home for patients of all backgrounds.


  • Completion of state approved training as Certified Peer Specialist. or Certified Recovery Specialist; or relevant real life experience and willingness to obtain certification.
  • A self-identified current or former user of behavioral health services.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • At least 12 months full or part-time paid or volunteer work experience.
  • A commitment to recovery, choice, empowerment, and peer support.
  • Ability to establish a trusting relationship with peers, including excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented with good writing and organizational abilities.
  • Ability to network within the community and work with diverse populations.
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Fluency in a second language helpful


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


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Squirrel Hill Health Center


Pittsburgh, PA
15217 USA
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