Certified Family Peer Specialist (19935)


Saint Cloud
United States of America
Mental Health
Employment Status:
Full Time



Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults and military veterans.  Trustworthiness is a value and strength shared by our employees and recognized by the communities we serve.  We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive, and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize, and reward employees.  Consider joining us!

Certified family peer specialists (CFPS) work with the family of a child or youth who has an emotional disturbance or a severe emotional disturbance and is receiving mental health treatment to promote the resiliency and recovery of the child or youth. They provide nonclinical family peer support building on the strengths of the family and help them to achieve desired outcomes. CFPS services provide the family with skills, knowledge, and support to strengthen the family and increase parents’ ability to support the treatment goals of the recipient.

Minimum Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have raised or are currently raising a child with a mental illness
  • Be currently navigating or have experience navigating the children's mental health system
  • Demonstrate leadership and advocacy skills
  • Successfully complete the Department of Human Services-approved Certified Family Peer Specialist Training and certification exam

Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability. It is the expectation that all LSS/CHS employees will behave in a manner that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety, and respect.

LSS employees have deeply meaningful work that changes lives, the opportunity for their unique gifts to shine and grow, and abundant and balanced lives.