Sep 17, 2019
***Merakey offers all full-time associates, a full benefits package including: health, dental, eye plan, retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and much more. This position includes on-call pay and a generous travel stipend in addition to benefits package. *** Merakey is currently seeking a Peer Support Specialist to join our Merakey Behavioral Health Division in our Lake Charles, LA location. ABOUT Merakey With a rich tradition spanning almost 50 years, Merakey is at the forefront of providing care and services to people with special needs. Today Merakey, through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of community-based, non-profit education and human services. More than 10,000 employees provide care to almost 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, and Michigan. Merakey has developed a unique continuum of care providing services in the areas of mental health, addictive diseases, education, foster care and permanency, autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and many more specialized programs. WHAT Merakey HAS TO OFFER The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs Highly competitive compensation plans Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company Flexible scheduling Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees POSITION REQUIREMENTS Must have a high school diploma/GED Must have maintained at least 12 months of successful full/part time paid or voluntary work experience OR obtained at least 24 credit hours of post-secondary education. Must have received Peer Specialist Certification upon graduation of the Certified Peer Support Specialist Training OR be willing to obtain the training within 6 months of hire. Valid driver's license State clearances Experience in mental health preferred Rate of pay: $14.00/ hour + annual travel stipend and competitive on-call pay rates APPLY TODAY Check us out online at http://www.merakey.org . Click on Careers under Career Opportunities Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!
Merakey 2110 Oak Park Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601, USA