Main Areas of Responsibility:
The Peer Support Specialist first and foremost uses their personal experiences to develop meaningful and trusting relationships with Veterans, acting as a mentor. As someone who successfully managed their own recovery and struggles, the Peer Support Specialist provides Veterans an example of what they can strive to achieve.
Additional Areas of Responsibility:
You will connect with various community organizations to provide additional support for Veterans, as they transition from transitional living and into permanent housing options. This can include assisting case management teams locating healthcare, housing, job assistance, as well as support in finding or re-integrating with friends, family, and outside communities.
You will be highly compassionate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and can relate to the most difficult personalities. It is crucial to their role that they be capable of building trust and forming impactful relationships by using their first-hand experience to connect more deeply with the Veteran.