• Work with persons with serious mental illness in their paths towards recovery.
  • Provide services in the integrated health care setting.
  • Perform a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in regaining control over their own lives and over their own recovery process.
  • Work closely with unit members to ensure completion of tasks outlined in the Additional Mental Health Services b(3) section of the Medicaid State Plan.
  • Assist consumers in carrying out tasks related to the individualized person centered plan, including but not limited to completion of forms for benefits, social/relationship skill building activities and other identified tasks as identified by medical necessity criteria: community inclusion, participation, and productivity.
  • Follow the Michigan CPSS Code of Ethics once certified.
  • Role model competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills.
  • Assist non-consumer staff in identifying program environments that are conductive to recovery; lend their unique insight into mental illness and what makes recovery possible.
  • Using their unique recovery experience, the CPSSs teach and role model the value of every individual’s recovery experience, assist the consumer in obtaining decent and affordable housing of his or her choice in the most integrated, independent, and least intrusive environment, and model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.
  • Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for effective recovery based services, assist consumers in obtaining services that suit that individual’s recovery needs, inform consumers about community and natural supports and how to utilize these in the recovery process, and assist consumers in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy and stigma-busting.


  • Must possess a High School Diploma and/or a GED and be able to show proof if requested OR must be able to provide proof that you are currently working towards a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be or have been a mental health consumer who is committed to his/her own personal recovery and who expects recovery for all consumers.
  • Must have diagnosed and treated mental health issue(s).
  • Must be willing to share recovery story when appropriate.
  • Must attend full certification training as deemed appropriate by supervisory staff within nine months of hire-in date.