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Employment Peer Support Specialist

Company: Benchmark Human Services
Location: Richmond, IN
Category: Employment Services
Wage: $14.00
Sign-On Bonus: n/a


Benchmark Human Services has grown to become one of the most respected leaders in the country in the areas of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and behavioral health. We work with people of all ages at home, at work, and in the community through residential programs, employment services, crisis response, day services and more.

Since 1960, Benchmark has been empowering marginalized populations to see their potential. We are committed to realizing the full potential of EVERYONE – those we serve, our partners and vendors, and our employees, who bring our mission to life each day. We actively strive to be a workplace that honors the unique experiences of our employees. Benchmark believes we are stronger, better, more effective in our pursuits when we are diverse; when we are equitable; and when we create space for everyone to be their authentic selves.


Employment Peer Support Specialist will draw upon their unique personal experiences to discuss barriers and supports, dispel myths and misconceptions, and promote Community Integrated Employment.


  • Must have experience working in 14C setting
  • Must currently be working in a community integrated setting/competitive integrated employment


  • Competitive wages
  • Employee discounts with various vendors
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Time Pay
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Various shifts and locations
  • Advancement opportunities



  • Meet with individuals or groups working in a 14c environment to explain the benefits of community integrated employment
  • Complete documentation as required by Benchmark Human Services, AWRC, and state and federal regulations.
  • Attend all scheduled training.
  • Work with supervisor to develop a training plan for the individuals you are supporting centered around skills that are your identified strengths
  • Lead training sessions with individuals focusing on skills that are their identified need but are your identified strengths
  • Connect individuals to services and resources, if applicable, that will lead to increased employment success (benefits counselor, community resources, etc.)
  • Work with employment staff at the provider to identify individuals that would benefit from your support as they work toward obtaining employment
  • Submit documentation regarding completed activities with the individuals you are supporting
  • Communicate regularly with your direct supervisor
  • Serve as a key member of an individual’s support team, if appropriate, as it relates to supporting the individual to achieve their employment goals
  • Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all individuals.


  • Ability to effectively communicate to individual or groups
  • Ability to use technology to attend training and meetings
  • Complete company specific onboarding training
  • Complete individual specific training
  • Knowledge of sub-minimum wage employment requirements
  • Possess strong leadership skills
  • Display valuable strengths allowing you to serve as a trainer and a role model to others following in your footsteps
  • Demonstrate strong communications skills, and have access to a computer or cell phone, that will allow you to interact well with your PSS program instructor, provider supervisor, and those you are supporting
  • Demonstrate strong skills in time management allowing you to coordinate and schedule PSS activities outside of your current work hours
  • Demonstrated ability to sustain employment

Contact Information
Apply online at and select Indiana | Call or Text Lindsey: 314-412-5828

EEO and Affirmative Action Employer, Veterans, Women and Individuals with Disabilities encouraged to apply

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