UnityPoint Health

Peer Recovery Specialist

Requisition ID
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
1616 Cedar St
6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity
Eastern IA MH/DS Region- RYC
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


The Robert Young Center offers mental health and addictions services for people of every age in any situation. Our team of trained and certified professionals offers integrated, evidenced-based treatments and care plans that treat the whole body, mind and spirit.

Specializing in the treatment of mental health, substance abuse, crisis services, and child and adolescent behavioral health, Robert Young Center staffs a multidisciplinary team of experienced and dedicated psychiatrists, advanced practice nurses, psychologists, counselors, and social workers. Services are conveniently located in Iowa and Illinois.


In this role, you will serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides recovery oriented in- home and community based services for adults with mental illnesses in the community.  The Integrated Health Home (IHH) Peer Recovery Specialist must be a consumer who is in recovery from a mental illness and has (or is able to within 6 months of hire) complete 20 hours of training and passed a competency exam based on that Peer Support Training. Peer Recovery Specialist will assist in care coordination efforts, health promotion, individual and Family Support, Referrals to Community Agencies,




312 Iowa Ave

Muscatine, IA 






Care Coordination and Referrals:

Outreach activities to members to engage in care coordination, conduct individualized, comprehensive, whole person assessments, schedule appointments, make referrals, track referrals, appointments and HEDIS measures, follow-up monitoring, communication with providers on goals, support coordination of care with primary care providers and specialists. Tracking of HEDIS measures, referral follow through, health risk assessment completion and other care model components.


Health Promotion:

Promoting members’ health and ensuring all personal health goals are included in person centered treatment plans. Promote substance abuse prevention, smoking prevention and cessation, nutritional counseling, obesity reduction and increased physical activity.  Provide health education to members and family members, provide self-management support and development of self-management plans, promote self-direction and skill development in area of medication and medication adherence, and provide prevention education. 


Individual and Family Support:

Provide assistance to members in accessing needed self-help and peer support services. Assist members to identify and develop social support networks.  Assist with medication and treatment management adherence, identify community resources that will help member and their families reduce barriers to their highest level of health and success, linkage and support for community resources and connection to peer advocacy groups, wellness programs, NAMI, etc. 







Requires BA, BS or BSW in social service or related field, or a certificate of psychiatric rehabilitation from a DHS approved program plus a HS diploma and 2 years’ experience in providing mental health or human services, or a minimum of five years supervised experience in mental health or human services and a HS diploma.






Must have lived experience with mental illness and be willing to appropriately share elements of their experience with others struggling with recovery.






Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.






·        Reads, writes, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

·        Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email, EMR and web browser.

·        Team work

·        Interpersonal skills

·        Teamwork

·        Decision making skills





·        Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

·        Work will require travel to other UPH facilities, community agencies, member homes, etc.




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