Peer Counselor (Tuesday through Saturday; 11pm-7am)
RI International
 North Palm Springs, CA

Requisition Number: PEERC03959

Summary of Job: Provides recovery training, and outreach and support to adult receiving mental health services in the community. Works with adult providing hope, encouragement, support, self-determination, and connection to the community. Assists in implementing/creating a recovery environment. Acts as an advocate for the needs and rights of every person.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist individuals in developing natural supports and community living by learning multiple roles (friend, spouse, employee, student, etc.) so a greater sense of identity is established.
  • Ability to teach/train recovery information and recovery tools.
  • Support residents developing the skills needed to care for their home environment and taking ownership of household responsibilities (i.e. meal preparation, cleaning etc.).
  • Model personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and hopefulness via telling of their recovery story, how needs are respectfully met, and how a belief in themselves is maintained.
  • Coordinates with the person’s clinical team and other supports to arrange services or resources to help achieve their goals.
  • Cultivate connectedness in the person’s life (self, others, the environment, and to meaning and purpose).
  • Participates as a team member to provide a safe recovery environment. Utilizes infection control and other safety standards. Contributes to the cleanliness of the work place.
  • Utilizes effective positive engagement and conflict resolution skills.
  • Fosters personal and environmental wellness by taking care of self and maintaining environmental wellness by reporting infection and on the job injuries.
  • Assesses emergency situations, notifies supervisor of actual or potential challenges, exercises judgment in stressful conditions and responds calmly and quickly. Displays teamwork during emergencies.
  • Influence and improve operations which are not under direct control.
  • Use problem solving methods and critical thinking to continuously improve operations.


Job Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Successfully completed Peer Employment Training Course.
  • Successful completion of multi-state criminal background check.
  • Completion of Therapeutic Options Training

Driving Requirements:

  • If driving is required for this position, must meet all requirements outlined in RI International driving policy.
  • If not qualified to drive per driving policy, a Non-Driver Attestation form must be signed.


A Direct Service Competency Checklist must be completed as part of the new hire onboarding process.

Physical Demands:

May include work close to the eyes and substantial motions of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, handling, finger dexterity; eye-hand-foot coordination, use of corrected vision; color vision; use of auditory senses. May be required to lift up to twenty (20) pounds.

Work Environment

May work in an office environment or behavioral health facility. May have contact with individuals who are agitated and/or confused. Work may include travel throughout the geographic region.