Main Areas of Responsibility:
The Peer Support Specialist first and foremost uses their personal experiences to develop meaningful and trusting relationships with Veterans, acting as a mentor. As someone who successfully managed their own recovery and struggles, the Peer Support Specialist provides Veterans an example of what they can strive to achieve.
Additional Areas of Responsibility:
You will work to build a community of both Veterans and staff that are supportive and conducive to growth and collaborative problem-solving; assist in the creation and implementation of social activities; and help create a positive environment for each Veteran to develop effective networks of informal support groups that last.
Peer Support Specialists connect with various community organizations and resources to provide additional support for Veterans, particularly as they transition from transitional living and into permanent housing options.