Join Listservs

Listservs often post openings across the country and state. We recommend joining the following listservs to have access to the most current information about job openings:

  • IPN (Iowa Peer Network)
  • NFFCMH (National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health)
  • SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration)
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
  • MHA (Mental Health America)
  • NAPS (National Association of Peer Supporters)
  • DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)

Keep learning! Continue expanding by participating in trainings and webinars, reading articles, exploring current topics, and networking with others in the field. For ideas, please feel free to check out the Trainings & CEUs section of this website.

Search In Your Local Area 

Search in your local area by exploring the Mental Health and Disability Service (MHDS) Region or the Integrated Provider Network (IPN) for your part of the state. Most MHDS Region or IPN websites will have links to agencies and resources available in their coverage area.

Iowa Mental Health & Disability Service (MHDS) Regions

Iowa Provider Network (IPN) 

Search Engines

PSS, FPSS, and PRC jobs can sometimes be located through job sites. The following are some of the most commonly used job sites:

Remember to vary the search terms to find jobs that may not be listed exactly as a Peer Support Specialist, Family Peer Support Specialist, or Peer Recovery Coach. For example, a person looking for an FPSS job may include the following terms in their search: Family Navigator, Family Peer Specialist, Family Specialist, etc.


Connect with current PSS, FPSS, and PRC in Iowa. Here are some strategies:

  • Connect with Iowa Peer Network
  • When you meet a PSS, FPSS, or PRC exchange contact information and learn about their agency/organization.
  • Request an informational interview to learn about how they landed their job.
  • Follow the Iowa Peer Workforce Collaborative (IPWC) Facebook page!