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Burrell Behavioral Health Certified Peer Specialist in Springfield, Missouri

Looking to feed your desire to give to your community and support those who need a helping hand? Look no further! Not only is Burrell growing the amount of its resources, services, and facilities to assist as many communities as possible, it also provides plenty of opportunity for growth in your current field and the freedom to explore others. Our culture and our environment are unlike any other. We offer highly-competitive pay and a full range of top-notch full-time employee benefits such as:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Short Term Disability

  • Long Term Disability

  • Retirement Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Student Loan Reimbursement

  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Description:

Do you enjoy sharing your experience with others to make a difference?

Are you able to build rapport with others easily?

Burrell currently has openings available for Certified Peer Specialist in the JRITP program to provide quality treatment and services in the community for people with behavioral health conditions on probation or parole.


  • Participate in treatment planning with the other team members and client.

  • Demonstrate core values through work that is person-centered, voluntary for the client, relationship-focused, and trauma informed.

  • Engage clients in collaborative and caring relationship, using interpersonal skills, knowledge about recovery, and attitude consistent with recovery orientation.

  • Provide support to client through validation of experiences and feelings, exploration and pursuit of community roles, conveying hope, celebrating efforts and accomplishments, and concrete assistance towards tasks and goals.

  • Share lived experiences of recovery to inspire and support client by relating recovery stories.

  • Describe personal recovery practices and help client discover recovery practices that work for them.

  • Assist clients with identifying their strengths and personal resources to aid in their recovery.

  • Understand and respect personal values and culture of self and client, recognizing how they may contribute to judgement and beliefs, tailoring support to meet the uniqueness of each client’s process of recovery.

  • Assist and support client to set goals and imagine future possibilities; propose strategies for accomplishing those goals; support client decision-making strategies and help them to function as a member of the recovery support/treatment team.

  • Develops, maintains, and provides information about community resources and services. Accompanies client to and/or attends community activities.


Must be a Certified Missouri Peer Specialist with at least a high school diploma or GED

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, or to other non-work related factors.

Burrell is a Smoke and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Burrell Behavioral Health is the recognized leader in Community Mental Health. Founded in 1977, our network of providers, therapists, case managers, and direct support staff serve more than 45,000 clients across 25 counties in Missouri and Arkansas. We provide comprehensive care for behavioral health clients of all ages, helping them to improve their lives through our wide-ranging continuum of care.

“We believe that the conversation about behavioral health is paramount. There are few conversations facing our communities more critical than behavioral health. As the conversation evolves, Burrell is committed to being a leader in this post-stigma world.”

-C.J. Davis, President & CEO, Burrell Behavioral Health