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Requisition Number: 7276
Position Title: Peer Specialist
Division: Mental Health Services
Program Name: PACT
Location: Boston
Hours: 40
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm four days per week, 12pm-8pm one day per week, and rotating weekend coverage approximately every four to six weeks
Date Posted: 04/05/2017
Responsibilities: The PACT Peer Specialist uses their personal recovery experience as a tool to both support individuals receiving services from the team in all aspects of their recovery and support the PACT team in working with program participants from strengths-based perspective. Provide peer counseling and support, drawing on common experiences as a peer, to validate clients’ experiences and provide guidance and encouragement to take responsibility and actively participate in their own recovery on an individual and group basis. Provide practical help and supports, mentoring, advocacy, coordination, side-by-side individualized support, problem solving, direct assistance, and supervision to help clients obtain the necessities of daily living including medical and dental health care, legal and advocacy services, financial supports such as entitlements, housing subsidies, money-management services, and transportation. Promote recovery principles within the team by providing orientation and training to new staff that join the PACT team and within the agency by participating in peer groups and providing support and training as needed. Collaborate with the team to promote a team culture in which each client’s point of view, experiences, and preferences are recognized, understood, and respected, and in which client self-determination and decision-making in treatment planning are maximized and supported. Provide case management for a limited number of individuals, including contributing to the development of the comprehensive assessment and participating in the development, writing, implementation, evaluation, and revising of the treatment plan. Provide treatment and rehabilitation services to all persons served by the team by providing skills training and support in all areas of functioning. Provide crisis assessment, prevention, and needed intervention during the work day. Complete all required documentation.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related area. Lived experience with mental illness and willingness to serve as a mentor to others in the process of recovery by sharing own recovery experience. At least two years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental health issues or similar human services needs. Certification as a Peer Specialist (Mass CPS or equivalent). Professional writing and oral communications skills. High degree of personal organization, attention to detail, and time management skills. Proficiency in word processing and other computer functions using Windows, Word, and Google Email and Apps. Ability to climb stairs and carry up to 40 pounds. Valid driver's license and use of one’s personal vehicle. Ability to provide holiday coverage on a rotating basis with other teammates.
Driver's License Required? Yes

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