Certified Peer Specialist Salary
The average wage for a Certified Peer Specialist is $12.85 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Counseling and Group Therapy.
|Salary||$20,707 - $42,149|
|Bonus||$50.68 - $8,877|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$20,835 - $36,779|
|Hourly Rate||$10.01 - $16.31|
|Overtime||$4.50 - $22.58|
|Bonus||$50.68 - $8,877|
|Total Pay (||$20,835 - $36,779|
Job Description for Certified Peer Specialist
Certified peer specialists are tasked with developing and teaching ways to help people cope with mental illnesses. Promoting values that hint toward recovery, such as positive reinforcement, independence, and wellness, is a large part of this job, and these specialists must also influence the behaviors of patients, listening to those that need an ear, and serve as a role model.Read More...
Certified peer specialists must ensure that their patients understand there is hope for recovery from mental illnesses, so sharing personal stories of similar experiences can be beneficial. They typically assist patients with any problems that come up in daily life and also work with other staff members, medical staff included, to develop the most beneficial treatment plan for any given patient.
A high school diploma or equivalent is generally required for this position, though this can vary by geographic location, and certified peer specialists should be prepared to travel, as different facilities and patients may be in need of their services at any given time. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Certified Peer Specialist Tasks
- Meet individually and in groups to encourage and support designated peers.
- Model skills and behaviors.
- Teach and mentor individuals on identified topics.
- Document interactions, goals, outcomes, and resources.
- Lead introspective and networking activities and events.
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