Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Peer Support Specialist in Pineville, Louisiana

Peer Support Specialist


$14.00 Hourly

$14.00 Hourly


Pineville, LA

Pineville, LA

Job Type



LDH-Office of Behavioral Health

Job Number



10/27/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

This vacancy is located at Central Louisiana State Hospital, Pineville, LA.

This position is eligible for benefits such as leave, health and life insurance and contributes to the Louisiana State Retirement System.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Shawanda Gordon

Central La State Hospital

P.O. Box 5031

Pineville, La 71361-5031



Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. Must self identify as a consumer of Behavioral Health Services (mental health or addiction) and in recovery for at least one year. Note supplemental questionnaire at bottom of this section. Please complete this questionnaire.

Job Concepts

Liaison Officers (Peer Support Specialists) are persons who are actively involved in recovery-based services for mental illness and/or addictive disorders. They are a person who is engaged in the recovery process. Liaisons will provide services to include education, advocacy, and peer support to individual clients or client groups. Liaison will be required to have certification as a Peer Support Specialist or be able to obtain within the first 90 days.

Examples of Work

Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to assist patients to understand the recovery based services being offered to them. Advocate for patient choices. May provide one -on -one or group supportive counseling and prepare/deliver individual and group presentations on recovery philosophy and techniques.

Attend and participate in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings for those clients who agree to their participation. Assist clients in developing self-determined goals and preferences for their individual recovery plan. Assist with acquisitions of source documents and benefits.

Attend and participate in hospital orientation for new employees by providing a brief overview of the Liaison Officer role as part of treatment team and aspects of the recovery model utilized by the hospital.