Job Description

La Frontera EMPACT-SPC (Suicide Prevention Center), a member agency of La Frontera Arizona, is an industry leading non-profit organization dedicated to providing valued community services and resources for behavioral health counseling, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention since 1987. This is a great opportunity for Peer Support to join our agency in our Apache Junction office location. We are an EEO/AA employer.

Are you looking for a career to help people but do not have a a degree in behavioral health. Lived experience is valuable to us as we are looking for a Peer Support Specialist. A qualified candidate will have personal experience in receiving behavioral health services, have successfully navigated through the behavioral health system, and is ready to help other on their personal journey . 

The Peer Support position is a full time position which will require some evening hours. Experience working with severely mentally ill adults and the adult system of care is required. The Peer Support position serves as a bridge to ongoing services by coordinating and monitoring RBHA/Community based resources and facilitates delivery of these necessary services and support. Acts as a consumer advocate, assists consumers in the ISP process, assists in crisis intervention and outreach/engagement. The goal is to provide individuals who are voluntary and able to give informed consent, assistance in accessing services. 

Skills / Requirements

  • Minimum of HS Diploma or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related behavioral healthcare field or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Experience working with severely mentally ill adults and the adult system of care is required. 
  • Must have a personal experience in behavioral health having received services with Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) personally. 
  • Peer Certification in Arizona is required.
  • Experience with community behavioral health system
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) is a plus.