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Job Summary

Peer specialists are trained and certified by the State of Michigan to provide peer support. As part of this study, peer support specialists will deliver a peer mentorship intervention to participants enrolled in the study.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


Peer specialists will deliver the peer mentorship intervention to study participants by meeting with them on the inpatient psychiatric unit and providing regular telephone and in-person follow-up for 3 months. Peer specialists will undergo a 3-day training in the study procedures, and will meet weekly with a Clinical Supervisor. Peer specialists will also be responsible for audio recording contacts with participants and uploading audio files to be reviewed for fidelity.

Required Qualifications*

Current peer support certification through the State of Michigan.

Work Schedule

Variable.  Meetings with participants are scheduled around their availability.

Work Locations

Variable.  Participants are recruited from UM inpatient hospital and HFHS Kingswood Hospital.  Peers deliver the intervention via telephone and in-person meetings with participants in the community.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.