Please utilize the resources, tools, and trainings for
Peer Support Specialists offered here.

Role and Summary of Duty

  • Has a mental health diagnosis for which they have received treatment
  • Has similar lived experience to the population being served (significant mental health challenges / psychiatric diagnosis; co-occurring diagnosis)
  • Is willing to self-disclose as part of their role on the team
  • Performs the 5 functions defined on the OCEACT fidelity scale.
    • Coaching and consultation to consumers to promote recovery and self-direction
    • Facilitating wellness management and recovery strategies
    • Participating in all ACT team activities as an equal professional
    • Modeling skills for and providing consultation to fellow team members
    • Providing cross training to other team members in recovery principles and strategies




Supervision Tools:

Other Tools:

Register for Pat Deegan and Associate’s CommonGround Academy + Library for more tools and resources! Reach out to anyone from OCEACT or OSECE to see if you qualify for free registration. This is offered to all ACT and Supported Employment and Education Providers in Oregon.

Some CommonGround Library Tools to search for:

  • Exploring my Disclosure Boundaries
  • Boundary Decisions
  • Decisional Balance Worksheet
  • Applying the Dignity of Risk and the Duty to Care