UnityPoint Health

Peer Support Specialist-Recovery Center-BHGMHC

Requisition ID
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
3251 W 9th St
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
Recovery Center
Scheduled Hours/Shift
.3 FTE, 24 hours per pay period
Work Remotely within the US
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time No Benefits


UnityPoint Health - Allen

Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center

Part-time no benefits; 24 hours/wk.


The peer support specialist for the Mental Health Recovery Center is responsible to support and enhance the lives of those diagnosed with Mental Illness by providing empathy, hope and support for peers on a mutual journey of recovery.


The Peer Support Specialist is responsible for providing support services and serving as a member advocate. The Peer Support Specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist members in their own recovery process and role model competency in ongoing coping skills.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.



  • Utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals and groups.
  • Teach peers how to identify and combat negative self-talk and teach them how to identify and overcome fears.
  • Teach and role model the value of every individual’s recovery experience.
  • Lead as well as teach consumers how to facilitate recovery dialogues and/or self-management plans so that members can attain personal health goals.
  • Greet peers when they enter the Recovery Center.
  • Promote healthy, positive and recovery oriented peer to peer interactions.
  • Visit one on one with peers for extra support as needed.
  • Support peers in crisis
  • Documentation of services using the Center’s Electronic Health Record and other Provider Portals as required.
  • Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Participation in meeting performance measures and continuous quality improvement activities, including data collection, tracking, and analysis.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures set forth by UnityPoint Health and other funding sources.
  • Accomplish all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.  


Minimum Requirements:


High School Diploma or Equivalent

Lived experience with a serious mental illness with demonstrated stability in recovery

Valid driver’s license

Complete Peer Support Training




Experience in working with adults with mental illness

Certified as a Peer Support Specialist or Peer Recovery Specialist through the Iowa Board of Certification

Knowledge of community resources 


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