The Peer Support Specialist functions as an interdisciplinary team member. Performs a variety of therapeutic and supportive tasks that include assisting their peers in recovery, and supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services Duties include: Participates in the service, training, consultation, and other professional activities of VA health care services and functions as a fully vested member of the multidisciplinary team. Completes assignments based on comprehensive peer support knowledge and recognition by others of demonstrated superior skill and proven sound judgment. Works with Veterans with very complex mental illnesses and challenging situations that require effective communication and decision-making skills. Serves as a recovery agent by providing and
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