Employment Resources

Career Tips

Join Listservs

Listservs often post openings across the country and state. We recommend joining the following listservs to have access to the most current information about job openings:

  • SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration)
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
  • MHA (Mental Health America)
  • NAPS (National Association of Peer Supporters)
  • DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
  • NFFCMH (National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health)

Keep learning! Continue expanding by participating in trainings and webinars, reading articles, exploring current topics, and networking with others in the field. For ideas, please feel free to check out: the Trainings & Events section of this website.

Target Specific Agencies

For your reference is a list of agencies who typically employ FPSS and PSS. Another strategy is to frequently check these agencies’ websites to spot openings. Click on the agency name in the list to be directed to their website.

We would like to acknowledge and thank Todd Lange for his work  creating this list of agencies throughout Iowa.

Search Engines

PSS, FPSS, and PRC jobs can sometimes be located through job sites. The following are some of the most commonly used job sites:

Remember to vary the search terms to find jobs that may not be listed exactly as an Family Peer Support Specialist, Peer Support Specialist, or Peer Recovery Coach. For example, a person looking for an FPSS job may include the following terms in their search: Family Navigator, Family Peer Specialist, Family Specialist, etc.

Network

Connect with current PRC, PSS, and FPSS in Iowa.

Here are some strategies:

  • When you meet a PRC, PSS, or FPSS exchange contact information and learn about their agency/organization.
  • Request an informational interview to learn about how they landed their job.
  • Follow our facebook page!