Meridian is seeking a Peer Support Specialist to join ACTT services in Cherokee County. Being a Peer Support Specialist provides an opportunity for individuals to transform their own personal lived experience with mental health and/or addiction challenges into a tool for inspiring hope for recovery in others.
- demonstrate maturity in their own recovery process,
- have a HS Diploma or GED,
- have a valid driver’s license with no restrictions, and
- have moderate computer skills.
Before applying, please review some basic information about the role of Peer Support Specialists within the public behavioral health system and visit the NC Peer Support Specialist Certification Site #. You do not have to be a certified peer support specialist prior to employment.
Meridian Behavioral Health is a non-profit organization serving the behavioral health needs of all age groups in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Meridian employs more than 250 people and has an annual operating budget of approximately $15 million. The Meridian family is dedicated to our mission of providing evidence-based services in a recovery oriented and trauma-informed culture. We value the individuals we serve and hold hope when it is otherwise difficult.
Our offices in Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Transylvania, and Cherokee Counties are surrounded by camping and hiking trails and waters ripe for kayaking, swimming, and fishing. This area of the state is known for its beautiful scenery, artisan breweries, outdoor activities, and lots of festivals! There is even a small ski resort in Meridian’s service area, along with federally protected tribal lands and communities of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. You get the best of urban opportunities and small town communities!
Role: Peer Support Specialist for ACTT (Assertive Community Treatment Team)
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