CCS/Respite Peer Specialist - Relief #8551

Posted: 03/13/2023

Unique relief opportunity to join our Respite/Community Crisis Stabilization team!


Peer Specialists help to make our Respite program welcoming, comfortable, supportive, and responsive to individuals who utilize them and their families.


Using personal experience and knowledge of navigating the greater system of care, Peer Specialists provide consumers with support, information, and assistance in connecting with and obtaining community-based resources and services.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • providing consumers and families with information about recovery, rehabilitation and crisis self-management
  • arranging post-intervention services
  • providing support while consumers are transitioning to follow-up care


Relief hours available; flexibility to work day, evening and weekend hours required


Pay Rate: $18.50/hour with a high school diploma; $19.50/hour with a Bachelor's degree with shift differentials for evenings, nights, and weekends.


Why You'll Love Riverside
We make a true difference in people’s lives through rewarding work. Most of our jobs come with great benefits – including healthcare, numerous professional development opportunities, and generous time off - all in a respectful and inclusive environment, perhaps why Forbes named Riverside a best-in-state employer.

Benefits include:

  • Comprehensive, high-quality health, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – both medical and dependent care
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Separate accruals for vacation (increases with tenure), personal, and sick time
  • Tax-deferred 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan / Travel Assistance Plan
  • Employee bonus for referrals resulting in hiring
  • Discounts to movie theaters, sporting, and entertainment events
  • Employee YMCA discount: 10% off a YMCA monthly membership and 50% off the joiner’s fee


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Required Skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills required
  • Basic computer fluency (including Microsoft Office) required
  • Valid driver's license and personal vehicle required for local transportation

Required Experience
  • High school degree or equivalent required; Associate's Degree or higher preferred
  • Must have personal knowledge of the effects of psychiatric symptoms
  • Personal knowledge of area clinical providers and support systems preferred



Riverside Community Care is dedicated to respect, integrity and engagement of all individuals. We are committed to building an inclusive and culturally competent organization and we value the richness of having a diverse applicant pool. As an employer committed to equal opportunity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.