Certified Peer Specialist Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

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Job Objective

Seeking a position as Certified Peer Specialist in which my abilities and experience can aid in the growth of the company.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Admirable experience working in a peer support role in a mental health care environment
  • Expert experience with recovery process and symptom management
  • Thorough knowledge and expertise in providing peer counseling and support
  • Skilled in leading and coordinating activities and events related to mental health issues
  • Sound ability to establish professional relationships with peers
  • Ability to instill confidence and to advocate for patients and their family
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office ( Word, Excel and Outlook) and web browser
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Superior communication and intrapersonal skills

Work Experience:

Certified Peer Specialist, May 2006 – Present

Central Montgomery Mental Retardation Center, Southfield, MI

  • Engaged individuals to help them understand and access the possible supports.
  • Helped individuals identify their current needs.
  • Imparted hope through sharing of personal recovery experience.
  • Partnered with all central consumers and staff.
  • Partnered with program participants, staff and others in the process of recovery.
  • Developed WRAP and Crisis plans with individuals.

Certified Peer Specialist, March 2003 – April 2006

Citizens Acting Together Can Help (CATCH), Southfield, MI

  • Acted as a role model for persons in recovery.
  • Assisted in orientation process for new team members and new persons in recovery.
  • Helped participants in identifying their abilities and strengths.
  • Encouraged participants to identify goals.
  • Identified community resources and assisted individuals in connecting with them and other peer supports.
  • Participated in team meetings and promoted recovery perspective.


Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, McKendree College, Lebanon, IL