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IHH Peer Support Specialist 


IHH Peer Support Specialist

Clarinda, Shenandoah, & Red Oak, IA


TBD (Pay Scale Pending)

IHH Director


The Integrated Health Home Peer Support Specialist's primary responsibility is to encourage clients to take control over their own health and wellness and promote the concept of 'whole-health.' The Peer Support Specialist is responsible for providing support services and serving as an advocate. The Peer Support Specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist clients in their own recovery process and role model competency in ongoing coping skills.


  • Manages/plans operations of WMHC's drop-in Peer Support Program ("The Hope Center").
  • Utilizes goal-setting processes to further consumers' recovery process. Develop additional programs/recovery groups to meet the needs of the members.
  • Assists consumers in identifying personal goals for recovery and determines interventions based on these goals.
  • Provides resources and referrals to community and social support services.
  • Promotes substance abuse prevention, smoking prevention and cessation, obesity reduction, and increased physical activity.
  • Leads as well as teaches consumers how to facilitate recovery dialogues and/or self-management plans so that members can attain personal health goals.
  • Assists consumers in creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).
  • Utilizes and teaches problem-solving techniques with individuals and groups.
  • Teaches consumers how to identify and combat negative self-talk and teaches them how to identify and overcome fears.
  • Provides and advocates for effective recovery-based services, and reduces barriers to access to care.
  • Teaches and role models the value of every individual's recovery experience.
  • Reviews patient profiles with IHH Health Team to assess needs of consumers.
  • Establishes and maintains routine collaborative meetings with system partners to achieve benchmark standards and improve patient care.
  • Collaborates with Health Home Team and treating providers to develop and implement care coordination plans.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in job duties and schedule in order to aid in better serving the organization, the consumers, and to assist reaching benchmark standards.
  • Allows for flexibility in scheduling to accommodate crisis situations for patients.
Position Requirements


  • High school diploma required/bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2 years experience in mental health/human services field
  • Certified Peer Support Specialist, or eligible to become certificatied within first 6 months of employment
  • Iowa driver's license w/ good driving record

This position requires the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, move about inside the office to access file cabinets/office machinery/et cetera, operate basic office equipment such as computers/calculators/copy machines/printers/scanners, communicate verbally/in writing, and lift up to 75lbs as needed.

Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position IHH Peer Support Specialist  
Req Number CAS-21-00009  
Location Clarinda, Shenandoah, & Red Oak  
About the Organization
Waubonsie Mental Health Center strives to empower people to achieve their hopes, dreams, and quality of life goals by delivering quality, integrated, trauma-informed behavioral health care. We opened in 1982, and became an accredited Community Mental Health Center in 1984. Since that time, we have seen incredible growth within our organization- as well as in the people we serve! We offer our clients a comprehensive set of services- ranging from outpatient therapy to drop-in peer support services. We currently have offices in Clarinda, Red Oak, and Shenandoah, Iowa.  
EOE Statement Waubonsie Mental Health Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment at WMHC, including decisions to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, are based on merit, competence, performance, and organizational needs. WMHC does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.  

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