Peer Support Specialist - Morganton

Posted: 07/17/2022

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Job Location:  Morganton

Position Type: Full time

Starting Pay Range: $15.00




A Caring Alternative, LLC (ACA) is a well-established comprehensive care agency providing behavioral health and substance use disorder services to adults, adolescents, and children in Western North Carolina.

To learn more about us, visit our website at



Why apply at A Caring Alternative?


  • We celebrate diversity, so bring YOU!   We want you to be proud and comfortable to bring your true self and we strive to enhance the value of our work through respectful curiosity of one another’s culture.


  • Competitive Payrates!  We offer a competitive rate of pay. Work related mileage is paid tax free.


  • Pride in Your Work!  You can join an organization that seeks to set the standard for quality support services for people with mental illness.  We hope you will find satisfaction and take pride in your work here.


  • Strong Core Values!  Join our values-based, family-owned company with a culture that we care.


  • Grow!  Our strong core values include promotion and position changes for your career development.


  • Clinical Supervision!  Supervision is available for clinical licensure.


  • Flexibility!  We work in a team environment and promote flexibility.


  • Training!  Solid training is provided & paid by the company.


  • Benefits!

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full time employees.

  • 401(k) & Roth retirement plan
  • 401(k) matching
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off accrual begins upon hire, 100 hours first year
  • Major medical, dental & vision insurance
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Short term & long-term insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program


Summary & Responsibilities


This position will travel between the Morganton and the surrounding areas to provide services.  The role of a Peer Support Specialist is to serve as a mental health and/or co-occurring condition who has been trained and certified to help others with these conditions, as well as identifying and achieving specific life and recovery goals.


Job Duties Include:

  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and consultation to the individual to promote recover, self-advocacy, and self-direction
  • Promote wellness management strategies, which include delivering manualized interventions (e.g. Wellness Recovery Action Planning or Illness Management and Recovery)
  • Assist individuals in developing psychiatric advance directives
  • Model recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness and resilience
  • Provide consultation to team members to assist in understanding of recovery and the role of the Peer Support Specialists, promoting a culture in which individual’s points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment
  • Support and empower the individual to exercise his or her legal rights within the community 


Education and Experience Required:

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. NC Certified Peer Support Specialist
  3. Must have one (1) year of adult behavioral health experience working with individuals with mental health or substance use disorders and have the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by the population and age to be served


Resume must include relevant employment dates including month and year, and populations served.



COVID-19 precautions

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines
  • Disinfecting and cleaning procedures in place

To keep our employees safe, we offer flexible worksites and work hours.  Masks, gloves and hand sanitation products are provided.



A Caring Alternative, LLC is a CARF accredited service provider with facilities in Asheville, Hickory, Marion, and Morganton, NC. A Caring Alternative, LLC is CABHA certified and a Trauma Informed Agency. We provide an array of services to Alexander, Buncombe, Burke, Catawba, Caldwell, Iredell, McDowell, and Mitchell counties which consist of Assertive Community Treatment Team, Community Support Team, Day Treatment, Integrated Care, Intensive In-Home, Medication Management, Outpatient Therapy, and Therapeutic Foster Care.


We are an equal opportunity employer.