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The Thomas M. Wernert Center (TMWC) staff is comprised of individuals with a wide range of experience and expertise, with most having lived experience with mental health, substance use, and other life challenges. These experiences are considered an asset in serving individual members who may be experiencing similar issues.

As an equal opportunity employer, TMWC strives to hire individuals as diverse and unique as our members. TMWC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices, and affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran, Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How To Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Thomas M. Wernert Center. To apply for any of the positions listed on this site, please send a cover letter and resume with three references and their contact information to with the title of the position in the heading. Please note that you may embed your cover letter within the email. Resumes must be a separate attachment.

Open Position Listings:

Peer Supporter/Program Specialist – Mental Health

Salary Range: $16HR ($29,120) - $18HR ($32,760)

TMWC is looking for a full-time peer supporter/program specialist to join our team. Ideally, the right person will have lived experience and is willing to use their story of recovery to help empower others. Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills are necessary to work with members to promote recovery and self-direction. This position is full-time, 32 to 35 hours per week with medical, dental, life, short term disability, employee assistance program, retirement (403B), and paid time off.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Enthusiastically engage members in daily activities and skill building that helps promote their recovery and self-sufficiency
  • Engage and motivate member participation in movement, recreation room, and outdoor activities. Lead or assist in off-campus outings.
  • Research recovery topics and lead support meetings/groups as needed and assigned
  • Ensure that safety standards are followed consistently, providing a clean and safe environment for members and staff
Experience and Abilities
  • Experience working with adults living with mental illness and/or substance use disorders, developmental disabilities, or related fields in social service preferred
  • Committed to personal recovery
  • Experience leading support meetings/groups
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to research topics, organize resources, prioritize key tasks, and use effective time management skills
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Ohio Peer Supporter in Mental Health (PS-MH) training and passing of examination preferred or will complete when available
  • Valid driver's license preferred
  • Ability to drive a 10 passenger Ford Transit Van preferred
  • Proficient in computer use; Outlook Email, Internet, Word
  • Valid First Aid, CPR, and CPI certification preferred or will obtain

Please submit a current resume and cover letter (can be pasted into an email) to Tonalee Tucker, Finance & Operations Director, via email at