The Peer Support Mentor is an individual with an intellectual or development disability who is responsible for providing peer support services to people receiving mental health services to enhance their experience, encourage them by providing a role model and by leading by example. They shall provide authorized peer services as outlined in the Individual Plan of Service for the people served by CLS, and in accordance with Medicaid Manual regulations. Peer Support Mentors provide resources, share knowledge and their own experiences as a person receiving services via the public mental health system, and provide mentoring and guidance in accordance with Medicaid authorized peer support service guidelines. They will assist others who are receiving services to reach their fullest potential and to be better able to navigate the mental health system. Peer Support Mentors will also assist Community Living Services (CLS) as trainers in CLS Training classes, as well when scheduled for community events and trainings.
CLS is one of the largest non-profit agencies in Michigan and supports individuals with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages. We have a mission to support people to exercise control and authority over their own lives. We have a “Whatever it takes” attitude when it comes to supporting people.