Peer Support Specialist - BHH

FullTime - Bangor

The Peer Specialist works as a member of a team of professionals who provide treatment and services to people who use mental health and co-occuring substance abuse services in the community. The Peer Specialist contributes to the Agency's mission to assist individuals with recovery from psychiatric difficulties through the provision of a wide range of non-clinical activities that engage, educate and support individuals, their families and caregivers. The Peer Specialist provides recovery training and outreach to peers in both group and individual settings while demonstrating the values of hopefulness for recovery, respect, acceptance, personal responsibility, honesty and self-advocacy to both peers and colleagues.

Must have a high school diploma/GED or higher education; must have personally experienced mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorder. Must have Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPPS) Certification or be willing to obtain certification within first year of employment. Prior experience working in a mental health setting is a plus.

All interested candidates must complete an on-line employment application to be considered for employment at CHCS.

Please visit our website at to apply or contact HR at 922-4625 to set up an interview.

CHCS Mission

Community Health and Counseling Services will provide community health services that are needed and valued by the communities and individuals we serve.