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Peer Engagement Specialist, Chicago, IL

Organization: Pilsen Wellness Center, Inc.
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Chicago, IL
Date Job Posted: November 9, 2021
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Crisis Care Program- Peer Engagement Specialist

Full Time
2259 South Damen Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60608
2938 E. 89th St. Chicago, IL 60617
Posted 1 month ago

Pilsen Wellness Center, Inc. is a community-based not-for-profit agency that provides culturally sensitive services to a multicultural population with limited financial resources. The organizations mission has remained providing quality human services to economically disadvantaged children and families. The agency is comprised of five divisions – Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Youth Services, Early Intervention, and Education which are currently supported through 14 different locations.

The 590 Crisis System of Care Program will provide Crisis Intervention and Mobile Crisis Response services to participants within a designated coverage area. The program is designed to address service gaps by creating a coordinated continuum of crisis care for anyone living in the identified coverage area.

We are seeking a highly motivated Peer Engagement Specialists to join our Crisis Care Program located at 2259 South Damen Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60608. This position will also work at 2938 E. 89th St. Chicago, IL 60617.

Work schedules available:

Monday-Friday OR Wednesday- Sunday

  • 8am-4pm
  • 4pm-12am
  • 12am- 8am

Responsibilities and Duties

This individual will provide peer support services to participants experiencing a mental health crisis. The Peer Specialist will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; assists in supporting.

Qualifications and Skills

High School Diploma or GED; 2,000 hours (one year) paid/supervised work experience; 100 hours supervision in the CRSS performance domain and successful completion of written exam for CRSS and maintained valid.


The agency offers medical insurance, dental and life insurance. Pilsen Wellness Center also offers a 403(B) retirement plan, and a generous time off package which includes vacation days in the first year, sick days and 11 days of holiday pay.

Employees have the opportunity for ongoing professional development including clinical supervision, access to online training courses that may offer CEU ’s with MyLearningPointe amongst other on-site and virtual clinical trainings.

Bilingual and sign language candidates are highly desired.

Please visit for more information about the agency and the programs we offer!


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