Peer Support Specialist

Job Number
Banner - University Medical Group
Banner - University Medical Group - Emp Benefits Costs-Shared Svcs
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Street Address
1501 N Campbell Ave
City & State
Posting Category
Behavioral Health Services


Banner Health is looking for a Peer Support Specialist to join our Whole Health Clinic Team!


We have opened a free standing integrated physical & behavioral health clinic on 5th & Wilmot to provide a wide range of services that address the whole health needs of individuals with mental illnesses. 


The clinic hours are Monday through Friday 8A to 7P and Saturdays from 8A to 12 Noon.  


We are looking for a certified Peer Support Specialist with behavioral health experience and someone who familiar with the resources that are available in our community.


Join our team and see what wonderful opportunities we are offering in behavioral health!  


About Banner - University Medical Group
Join our nonprofit faculty practice plan associated with the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Phoenix and Tucson. Our 800-plus clinicians provide primary and specialty care to patients at highly ranked Banner - University Medical Centers and dozens of clinics while providing mentorship to more than 700 residents and fellows. Our practice values and encourages the three-part mission of academic medicine: research, teaching and excellent patient care.



About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.


Job Summary

This position serves on an Adult Recovery Team (ART), within a licensed behavioral health/physical health integrated outpatient care environment, assisting patients to enhance their recovery and help promote client wellness and self-direction in an outpatient setting and in the community. This position also will provide support to patients to effectively navigate the behavioral health system and assist in providing skills training and personal assistance to empower patients.


Essential Functions

  • Relates own recovery process in a positive and supportive manner through coaching and role modeling to assist patients in skill development.


  • Assist patients and participants of ART to develop service plan goals and ensures the patients remains engaged in services.


  • Attends and participates in team meetings, clinical staffing (as needed), court hearings, and other meetings relevant to meeting the treatment needs of patients.


  • Helps patients to navigate agency and community resources.


  • Completes progress notes, other patient record documents and writes comprehensive and timely reports in accordance with agency and funding source guidelines.


  • Ensures safety of members living environment and provides instruction in activities of daily living.


  • Ability to accurately read, record and interpret information, including assessments, measures, and diagnostic criteria.


  • Completes all required training by licensing, agency, and funding source or as requested by supervisor and participates in individual and team clinical supervision.



Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.

Requires current certification as a Recovery Support Specialist.

Familiar with behavioral health community resources and is able to appropriately interact with individuals who have a range of mental disorders.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors degree and at least one year of full time behavioral health experience or has an Associates degree and at least two years of full time behavioral health work experience preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.