The goal of the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative is to promote the training, certification, and hiring of Certified Peer Specialists and Certified Parent Peer Specialists and support the improvement and expansion of peer support services throughout the state.

The employment announcements posted on this website only constitute the postings emailed directly to the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative. For other Certified Peer Specialist and Certified Parent Peer Specialist job opportunities please refer to the various job listings specific to your area. We recommend checking out Indeed (click here), the Job Center of Wisconsin (click here), county and state government job listings, as well as social media platforms that announce job openings like Facebook and LinkedIn.

When searching for jobs on sites like Indeed or the Job Center of Wisconsin, we recommend searching with key words like “peer support specialist,” “parent peer specialist,” “Certified Peer Specialist,” or “Certified Parent Peer Specialist.”


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Featured Job Posting:

Come and work on the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative at Access to Independence!

Peer Specialist Workforce Development Specialist

The Peer Specialist Workforce Development Specialist supports the growth and sustainability of the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) and Certified Parent Peer Specialist (CPPS) workforce as part of the Wisconsin Peer Specialist Employment Initiative (WIPSEI). The Peer Specialist Workforce Development Specialist assists in the coordination of WIPSEI technical assistance (TA) offerings to current and potential employers of CPS/CPPS, supports training and professional development coordination efforts, and plays an active role in collaborations related to the WIPSEI’s various workforce development projects, including CPS/CPPS training curriculum revisions, equity initiatives, and the development of peer specialist “specializations.” The Peer Specialist Workforce Development Specialist is employed by Access to Independence, an Independent Living Center based in Madison, WI which holds the statewide contract for the WIPSEI. This person selected for this role will work with other WIPSEI staff at Access to Independence, including the Peer Specialist Program Coordinator and the Peer Specialist Community Engagement Specialist.

The ideal candidate will meet all required qualifications as well as some preferred qualifications. The person selected for this role will be expected to embody peer support values and principles (e.g., self-determination, empowerment, curiosity, mutuality, trauma-informed approaches, informed consent, cultural humility) as they support the development of the CPS/CPPS workforce.

Starting Rate: $22.05

Benefits: Health, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, short and long-term disability, flexible spending, flexible scheduling, paid vacation/sick time, employer-supported continuing education/professional development opportunities
Term: This is a full-time employment opportunity.

Apply via Indeed (click here) with uploaded or included resume. Resume should demonstrate that the applicant meets required qualifications (click here for full job description).



We also post CPS and CPPS-related jobs over our LinkedIn page (click here) and Facebook page (click here)!

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Peer Companion -La Crosse County (The Lighthouse)

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Posted September 24, 2021

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Peer Support Specialist / Recovery Coach - Dane County (Satori House Recovery)

Posted September 19, 2021

Fill-in Peer Supporter - Dunn County (Monarch House PRR - Wisconsin Milkweed Alliance, Inc.)

Posted September 10, 2021

Peer Support Specialist - Milwaukee County (Parachute House PRR - Our Space, Inc.)

Posted August 30, 2021

Peer Support Specialist - Brown County (Hospital Sisters Health System)

Posted August 12, 2021

Parent Peer Specialist - Dane County (RISE Wisconsin)

Posted July 30, 2021

MAT Peer Specialist - Dane County (Journey Mental Health Center)

Posted July 13, 2021

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