JOB TITLE    Peer Provider
WAGE    $34,769.00 Annually
JOB STATUS    Full-time
SHIFT    8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Mon-Fri, variable
POSTING DATE    01/27/23
CLOSING DATE    02/10/23 or until filled

A complete application is required for this position.  Proof of education required upon request and requires a valid Texas driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

Camino Real Community Services Peer Support Program is looking to hire a Peer Provider to be a part of a team to facilitate the Peer Support Program in the Adult Mental Health Program.  Duties include leading/facilitating activities that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural support, and maintenance of community living skills.  Must be able to complete required daily documentation.  Must be willing to attend a week- long training to become a Certified Peer Specialist.  May include some evenings and weekends to optimize ability to work with peers.  Camino Real Community Services practices the principles of trauma-informed care and requires that all employees be trained in this area.

Implement peer support services for adults with mental illness.  Provides support, information, referral, follow-up, and technical assistance to consumers and/or their families.  Develops and maintains data collection system indicating the number of referrals, resources/services, unmet needs, and barriers to obtaining services for all interested parties.  Helps individuals identify and acknowledge networks of support and provides them with the support and skills necessary to care for themselves.  May provide peer mentoring, informal support and information and referral to resources, and helps others navigate through the process of education, mental health, and other social service systems.  Peer specialists are fully integrated team members who provide highly individualized services in the community and promote client self-determination and decision-making.  Peer providers also provide essential expertise and  consultation to the entire team to promote a culture in which each client’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities.  Responsible for documenting all services provision as agency requires.  This position requires community travel and a flexible work schedule to include some late hours and Saturday work.  Works under the direction of the local clinic manager.


Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications to be eligible for the position:

High school diploma or GED.
A person who is or has been a recipient of mental health services for persistent and severe mental illness for at least one year.
Must have a valid Texas driver’s license or identification card.
Must be able to get to the job site each day.


Fluent in Spanish/English.
Resident of Camino Real Community Services service area.
Reliable transportation with Texas Liability Insurance.


Should possess or demonstrate the ability to acquire a thorough understanding of all local, state, and federal health and human services programs with an emphasis on programs which serve adults with disabilities.
Ability to work independently, to organize work efficiently and to complete tasks within designated deadlines.
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other parents, professionals, and individuals.
Ability to work under supervision.
Ability to work courteously, effectively, and non-judgmentally with families of emotionally disturbed youth.
Ability to keep accurate records.
Knowledge of agencies and services for youth in the area, including county educational systems.
Willingness to travel and participate in educating and empowering parents and family members.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to build partnerships with a wide range of individuals or organizations.
Ability to work under conditions requiring physical stamina and ability to work in a stressful environment.


Apply in person at: 315 N.  First, Crystal City, Texas or submit application and resume to:
Camino Real Community Services
P.O. BOX 725, Lytle, TX.  78052
FAX: 830-772-4304
E-MAIL: hollyb@caminorealcs.org  
PHONE: 210-357-0359 or 357-0300