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    NOTE: The entry level Peer Support Apprentice position itself does not provide any known promotion potential, but does allow uncertified, but otherwise qualified veterans to receive training for becoming certified and thus fully qualified for future non-time limited Peer Specialist opportunities. Peer support apprentices serve in a developmental capacity and do not receive the full range of assignments performed by Peer Specialist positions.

    This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-09. At the GS-05 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-09. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, subject to agency needs.
    Compressed/Flexible: Not Authorized
    Telework: Not Authorized
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Peer Apprentice PD#00064-A/Peer Specialist PD#00065-A, PD#00066-A, PD# 00067-A, PD#00068-A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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    This position is split between Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Program (PRRC) and Suicide Prevention, the peer specialist serves as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery bases services that will aid the veteran in daily living. As such, he/she participates in the service, training, consultative and other professional activities of rehabilitation treatment program and functions as full professional member of the multidisciplinary team assisting physicians and other professional/non-professional personnel in a rehabilitation treatment program. The incumbent performs a variety of therapeutic and supportive tasks that include assisting their peers in articulating their goals for recovery, learning and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, assisting them in their treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on the specialist's own recovery experience, and supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services. Accessing transportation and driving a government car may be required as work is performed in a wide range of settings, including within the Medical Center, Community Based Outpatient Clinics, in community or private family homes; or in transport vehicles.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491986000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.