Community Support/Peer Specialist
Thresholds - Skokie, IL

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Overview:

Thresholds is Illinois` oldest and largest provider of services to people living with severe and persistent mental illness. Thresholds celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009 and looks forward to continuing its mission to help its members reclaim their lives and achieve hopeful and successful futures. With its 30 service locations and more than 75 housing developments in the Chicago area, Thresholds is a recognized leader in mental health recovery. Thresholds provides excellent opportunities for career development and promotion and has been voted as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Thresholds encourages individuals who have experienced mental health recovery to apply. EOE M/F/D/V

Responsibilities:

The Peer Support Specialist will work at the Transitions Peer Drop-In center and will work to engage visitors; encourage social interactions; structure and monitor activities; share own personal story as a way of modeling recovery and hope; advocate on behalf of attendees as needed.

Qualifications:

A requirement of this job is that you are or have been a consumer of mental health services.

This person should have good written and verbal communication skills and strong basic computer skills.

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Established in 1959, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each year....