Outreach BHPSS

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 Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist 

HOURS: 9a-5pm Monday- Friday

Outreach BHPSS is responsible for providing comprehensive, confidential, and professional support to participamts of our Drop-In Center, and must be a team player capable of assisting the Director of Outreach and other staff in duties, as required by the Director of Outreach.  Professionally handle sensitive issues.  BHPSS must comply with the Values of Hope Rescue Mission and work within the Mission Statement of Hope Rescue Mission and BHPSS code of ethics. 


  • Direct Contact with clients working through forward movement with service providers available onsite. 
  • Supporting case managers and service providers with weekly progress reports and staying on task 
  • Work directly with clients developing a wellness recovery plan and supporting the implementation of that plan.
  • Advocate for clients actively working in recovery to develop life skills and build confidence to attain their personal goals.
  • Link clients to resources identified within the wellness recovery plan.
  • Help in assessing the effectiveness of our programs and assist in the changing/development of steps that set our programs up for success.
  • Work to ensure Drop-in Center and TSOS guests are all aware of our programs and procedures.
  • Act as a shepherd, caseworker, and advocate for TSOS and DIC guests. 
  • Provide peer support and resources with residents in crisis to establish life goals, identify addictive behaviors and triggers, connect to outside help, and create healthy decisions and lifestyles.
  • Assist in teaching/recruiting for life skills workshops as needed. 
  • Identify and establish partnerships with other agencies and churches in the community that complement  the program.


  • Previous work experience working with underserved populations, addictions, and those in greatest need. 
  • At least one year of ministry-related on-the-job training.
  • Willingness to grow through participation in continuing education ( e.g., addictions training, clinical, etc.). 
  • Must possess a heart for the addict, broken, and those in greatest need. 
  • Self-Starter (limited supervision, networking, recruiting, continual improvement/ongoing education.) 
  • Ability to work in a rapidly-changing environment and lovingly, but firmly, hold guests accountable to Drop-in Center  program rules
  • Excellent self-care leadership.
  • Good team player, willing to learn.
  • Ability to drive Hope Rescue Mission-owned vehicles.
  • Must possess excellent computer skills, including email and calendar management.


  • Must be able to attain state certification through Montana Peer Network
  • BHPSS must be willing to self-identify as a client of mental health and or substance
    abuse services who are well-established in a recovery program
  • Able to maintain long-term, stable recovery (with a minimum of 2 years in recovery)
  • Outreach to community organizations – these are two-way referral points
  • Team member development- de-escalation, suicide intervention, trauma care training
  • Training (40 hours initial training and 20 CEUs every subsequent year)
  • Clinical supervision – 1 hour required for every 20 hours worked
  • Paperwork/emails (daily activity logs, progress notes, etc.) 
  • Documentation (DAP notes)
  • Staff, team, or organizational meetings

To apply, complete job application and submit it with your current resume via email to April Seat at outreach@hopemontana.org.

To apply for this job please visit hopemontana.org.

Drop-in Hours:

10:00am – 3:00pm, Monday – Friday

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 306
Missoula, MT 59806


2811 Latimer Street, Suite 223
Missoula, Montana 59808

Office: (406) 542-5240

Thrift Boutique:  (406) 728-5538

The Women’s Center:  (406) 552-5016

We wish everyone a happy Labor Day Weekend! The office and Thrift store will be closed on Labor Day, Sept. 4.
Our 24 hour Drop-In Center will remain open.