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Peer Specialist

  • Job Tracking ID: 512937-802650
  • Job Location: Fall River, MA
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: January 27, 2022
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

The Peer Specialist will mentor and support clients with mental health diagnosis that seriously impact the client’s ability to function at their baseline. The Peer Specialist will work to develop, plan, facilitate and promote activities that support recovery. The Peer Specialist will support clients in the new Community Mental Health Center at SSTAR. As part of their work with patients they may also engage and work with the patient's family members. The Peer Specialist is a community-based position and Peers may provide transportation when appropriate. The Peer Specialist will maintain and ensure a warm and welcoming environment and communicate, represent and promote the peer perspective within SSTAR programs. The Peer Specialist will develop and lead peer-run groups and activities, as well as participating in assisting the client with required outcomes instruments. Rate of pay is

1. Provides on-going support to patients in the CMHC.

2. Ensures accurate data collection and timely paperwork requirements are met.

3. Helps to provide trainings consistent with the work within the CMHC

4. Supports peers receiving mental health and substance use disorder services

5. Demonstrates dignity and respect for peers

6. Treats all peers and professionals alike with respect

7. Acts as role model, sharing personal strengths and promotes recovery

We offer a great benefit package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Generous Personal/Vacation/Sick accrual system, Life Insurance, 403B Retirement Plan, Pet Insurance discount and AFLAC plans.

 

Experience and Skills:

Demonstrated skills in supporting clients with broad based mental health and substance use disorder diagnosis

Lived experience required

Certification as a Peer Specialist preferred but not required at hire. Willingness to seek certification with support from SSTAR within one year of hiring required.

Experience in mental health care highly desirable.

Proof of drivers license and insurance required

Job Benefits:

We offer a great benefit package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Generous Personal/Vacation/Sick accrual system, Life Insurance, 403B Retirement Plan, Pet Insurance discount and AFLAC plans.