Judicial Support Specialist 1 - Peer Specialist (Part-time; 20 hrs/week) - Criminal Mental Health Project - County Criminal Court Operations Division - (County Funded)

Division: Court Support
Salary: $13.54 HOUR + Benefits
Position Type: PARTTIME
Funding: County Funded
Hours: 20 hours per week
Occupation Code: Judicial Support Specialist 1
Working Title: PT Peer Specialist
(Salary is non-negotiable.)


The Peer Specialist works as a member of the Criminal Mental Health Project, Jail Diversion team. The primary responsibility of the Peer Specialist is to assist with linkage to mental health treatment and supportive services for adults with severe mental illnesses that are currently participating in the Jail Diversion Program


• Provide support services to program participants and serves as a member of the Jail Diversion Program staff.
• Assist program participants with the jail release process.
• Accompany program participants to appointments in the community and court using public transportation.
• Provides information to program participants, staff and other stakeholders as necessary.
• Monitor clients’case load.
• Document interactions with program participants utilizing the Jail Diversion Program Share Point computer system.
• Serve as consultant and faculty for Crisis Intervention Team training to law enforcement personnel.
• Handle multiple assignments simultaneously, including providing assistance to Jail Diversion staff as necessary.
• Performs related work as required.


• High School diploma or GED required. 
• Certified Recovery Peer Specialist preferred but will consider applicants working toward certification, supplemented by knowledge and one (1) year experience in mental health/substance abuse recovery and must be able to serve as role model of recovery. 

The following knowledge, abilities and skills:

• Personal knowledge of community resources in order to assist with linkage to mental health treatment, services and other community resources. 
• Ability to follow directions and communicate effectively. 
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers, judiciary, court administration and community agencies. 
• Ability to utilize public transportation. 
• Ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suites and Share Point. 
• Ability to manage time effectively. 
• Ability to apply excellent organizational skills. 

Physical Demands

Work involves a significant amount of standing, walking, sitting, talking, listening, balancing, stooping, and reaching with hands and arms; must be able to transfer up to 10 pounds.

Licenses Certifications

Certified Recovery Peer Specialist preferred

Working Conditions

This position may involve travelling throughout Miami Dade County. Moderate noise; business office setting.

Supplemental Questions

QDo you have a High School Diploma or GED?
QDo you have certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist?
QDo you have personal experience and are you familiar with the Community Mental Health System?
QHow many years of experience do you have in mental health/substance abuse recovery?
QAre you familiar and able to utilize the Public Transportation system?
QDo you have experience working in a court environment?
QAre you proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook?
QDescribe your proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook.
QHave your worked with Service Point?
QAre you currently employed by the Eleventh Judicial Circuit?
QAre you a Miami-Dade County Pipeline Employee?
QHow did you learn about this vacancy?