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Requisition Number: 7527
Position Title: Peer Specialist
Division: Mental Health Services
Program Name: CBFS Team 4 - Bay Cove
Location: Jamaica Plain
Hours: 40
Schedule: M-F 9-5 with some flexibility
Date Posted: 08/18/2017
Responsibilities: Model lived experience of mental illness in all aspects of job as a Peer Specialist. A willingness to share his/her personal recovery story to inspire clients and to role model recovery as an ongoing process. Serve as client advocate in a variety of settings and situations. Assist clients to achieve their personal needs, wants and goals. Provide support and advocacy for issues related to crisis recovery, psychiatric and medical hospitalizations, medical issues and appointments, housing issues, legal proceedings, employment and community integration. Participate in clinical risk and/or treatment planning meetings for individuals served. Engage and support any individual who is not engaging with their current providers . Teach recovery principles throughout the Mental Health Division to staff including leadership, rehabilitation specialists, housing staff, clinicians, employment specialists, and any others involved in supporting the individual served. Communicate regularly with all team members through participation in team meetings, writing service notes, service planning and risk meetings.
Qualifications: Self-identification as a current or former consumer of mental health services. Participation in a consumer training program, such as the Peer Educators Project, CASCAP’s Consumer Provider Program, Massachusetts Leadership Academy etc. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a culturally diverse population of clients, other care providers, family and community members. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Professional documentation and communication skills, as well as demonstrated organizational skills.
Driver's License Required? No

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Bay Cove Human Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer