The San Diego VA Health Care System is currently recruiting one (1) Peer Specialist in Mental Health Service in San Diego, CA. The incumbent assist Veterans in articulating their goals for recovery, learning and practicing new skills, helping monitor progress, assisting in treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies. The position uses ongoing individual and group meetings to teach Veterans how to identify and combat negative self-talk and overcome fears by providing a forum that allows Veteran to share their experiences. When appropriate, the position shares stories about personal recovery experiences in relation to current struggles that the Veterans report. These discreet self disclosures made by the position facilitate Veterans'
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