PEER SPECIALISTS

At Vinfen, we value those with lived experience as vital members of our community-based, residential, and clubhouse teams. While we encourage those with lived experience to apply to all positions, there are many roles specifically designed to use lived experience in the most constructive way possible to inspire independence among the people we serve.

The key requirement for our peer positions is lived experience. At Vinfen, we define lived experience as personal, first-hand experience being a recipient of the mental health system, which encompasses experiences such as psychiatric inpatient hospitalization, outpatient services/therapy, substance use challenges, experience with psychiatric medications, and/or participating in mental health groups in the community. While a formal mental health diagnosis is not required, your intent when engaging in mental health services is to improve your mental health, not the health of a loved one.

Lastly, these positions require staff to share personal experiences with the people we serve and staff and to be well along in one’s recovery so as to be able to manage one’s health and emotions in a wide variety of different and sometimes difficult situations.

SETTING

Community-based

JOB TYPE

Full-time/Part-time

QUALIFICATIONS

High School Diploma/GED

EXPERIENCE

1-3 Years

TYPES OF PEER SPECIALIST POSITIONS AT VINFEN:

If you are using a mobile device, please use keyword “VinfenPS” once on our hiring portal to find Peer Specialist jobs near you.

For more information, contact the
Vinfen Peer Specialist recruiter at recruiters@vinfen.org

COMMON JOBS