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IPS Employment Peer Mentor - Part-Time  

Category Adult Mental Health Services  


Together We Achieve Better Days: Easter Seals UCP creates opportunities, promotes individual choice, and changes the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. We are Accountable, Committed, and Caring. These three words guide everything we do.

Our Employment Services program has an immediate Part-Time opportunity for a Certified Peer Support Specialist to join their team in Durham.  If you are interested in a new and rewarding position, come join our dynamic team.

The IPS Employment Peer Mentor's professional life experience with mental illness or substance abuse and behavioral health services provides expertise that professional training cannot replicate. The Employment Peer Mentor (EMP) is a fully integrated team member who provides highly individualized services in the community and promotes the self-determination and shared decision-making abilities of beneficiaries.


  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and consultation to the individual served to promote recovery, self- advocacy, and self-direction.
  • Promote wellness management strategies, which includes delivering manualized interventions (e.g., Wellness Recovery Action Planning or Illness Management and Recovery) and employment services.
  • Assist people receiving services in developing psychiatric advance directives.
  • Model recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness and resilience.
  • Provide consultation to team members to assist in the understanding of recovery and the role of the Employment Peer Mentor, promoting a culture in which beneficiaries’ points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment.
  • Serve as an active member of the employment team, equivalent to other team members, which includes assisting with the Person-Centered Planning process.
  • Support and empower the individual to exercise his or her legal rights within the community.
  • Provide employment services, interventions, and case coordination as needed.
  • Prepare and submit documentation accurately and within prescribed timelines.
  • Participate in peer review.
  • Successfully participate in the DMH approved IPS training and provide services according to the service definition and IPS Fidelity Model.
  • Follow all ESUCP Policies and Procedures.
  • Must demonstrate Easter Seals valued behaviors of Accountability, Commitment, and Caring as appropriate to the position.
  • Complete required training within prescribed timeframes.
  • Perform related duties as requested
Position Requirements
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency required from an approved, accredited institution.
  • Must be an NC Certified Peer Support Specialist.
  • “Lived experience” and a personal recovery story specific to primary mental illness or substance use disorders.
  • Have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully provide TST to adults with mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with the Adult Mental Health population.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and assign priorities.
  • Must have current, unrestricted, state-appropriate driver’s license, and vehicle insurance.
  • This community-based position requires reliable transportation for travel throughout the program's designated territory.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Position IPS Employment Peer Mentor  
Division Employment  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Employment Durham  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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