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Peer Mentor / IPS Employment - 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 (flex up to 25hrs) opportunity for a Peer Mentor to join their team supporting Guilford County. If you’re looking for a rewarding, challenging position with a sustainable organization, we’d love to explore this opportunity with you.


This position is an IPS Employment Peer Mentor (EPM). This professional’s life experience with mental illness or substance abuse and behavioral health services provides expertise that professional training cannot replicate. The Employment Peer Mentor 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.

  • Provides coaching, mentoring, and consultation to the individual served to promote recovery, self-advocacy, and self-direction.
  • Promotes wellness management strategies, which include delivering manualized interventions (e.g., Wellness Recovery Action Planning or Illness Management and Recovery) and employment services.
  • Assists people receiving services in developing psychiatric advance directives.
  • Models recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness and resilience.
  • Provides 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.
  • Serves as an active member of the employment team, equivalent to other team members, which includes assisting with the Person-Centered Planning process.
  • Supports and empowers the individual to exercise his or her legal rights within the community.
  • Provides employment services interventions and case coordination as needed.
  • Prepares and submits documentation accurately and on time.
  • Participates in peer review.
  • Completes required training within prescribed timeframes.
  • Successfully participates in the DMH-approved IPS training and provides services according to the service definition and IPS Fidelity Model.
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 unrestricted vehicle insurance.
  • Provide own transportation for use in fulfilling job requirements.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Position IPS Employment Peer Mentor  
Division Employment  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Employment Greensboro  
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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