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UT Health Senior Peer Support Services Specialist in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Senior Peer Support Services Specialist

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics

Requisition #: 2100033I

Position Summary:

Provides advanced peer recovery support services directly to patients that applies knowledge and skills drawn from lived experience and certification competencies, including assertive outreach, enrollment, mutual support, and additional wrap-around services to eligible patients and ensures quality data maintenance for research and clinical team.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provides direct patient-related peer support services for social determinants of health to individuals enrolled in HEROES and other clinical research programs.

  2. Coordinates assertive outreach schedule, mutual support groups for peer-education and family support, oversee marketing and organization of all peer-related activities.

  3. Performs outreach to individuals’ homes and other places.

  4. Provides group services to multiple people, both through virtual and in-person.

  5. Ensures peer support team remains aligned with the overall message and purpose of the program.

  6. Ensures UTHealth program regulations, guidelines and practices are being followed.

  7. Cooperatively perform other job duties as assigned to support the provision of quality services to consumers; remain available to team members in crisis situations; and support the clinical/research team where necessary.

  8. Performs other duties as assigned.


CPRSS (Certification as Peer Recovery Support Specialist) at the State level; Basic computer skills required (email, word processing, excel, etc.)

Minimum Education:

High school diploma. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years of experience providing peer recovery support to youths or adults. Certification (as a Peer Support Specialist) at the state and national level required.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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