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Requisition Number: 8655
Position Title: Peer Support Worker - Per Diem
Division: Mental Health Services
Program Name: Recovery Learning Center
Location: Dorchester
Hours: Per Diem
Schedule: 11-5 Monday, 12:30-5 Wednesday and Friday.
Date Posted: 11/14/2018
Responsibilities: Bay Cove Human Services, Inc., a leading Massachusetts human services organization seeks a Peer Support Worker to join us in our mission to provide high-quality services to adults who face the life-long challenges of developmental disabilities, mental illness and drug and alcohol dependency. The Peer Support Worker maintains programing at the Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community, a consortium led by Boston Medical Center. This program requires peers to facilitate and lead groups including employment, wellness, and recovery groups of various kinds at locations throughout the Metro Boston area. We are looking for someone who strives to: Challenge thinking. Be different. Lead change. Bay Cove is looking for people who are inspired and inspiring. You will: Deliver Services - Lead a variety of Employment, Recovery and Wellness support groups, being a resource for participants. Collaborative Spirit - Function as an onsite manager in the absence of the Director of Recovery. Program Resource - Keep track of participant attendance and answer any questions directed to peer counselors by participants. Assist participants in locating suitable employment by utilizing community and online resources.
Qualifications: What you will need to bring: Experience- Ability to share personal life experiences to support people in their recovery. Education - High School degree or high school equivalency diploma or 1 year experience as peer facilitator. Track record - Knowledge of recovery strategies, peer group facilitation and effective listening. Communication skills - Effective listening skills and a willingness to share “one’s own story” with individuals attending PERC/PSN. Computer skills - Proficient skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Problem solving skills- demonstrated experience in evaluating all aspects of a problem or opportunity and make or facilitate appropriate and timely decisions. Keywords: healthcare, human services, mental health, psychiatric disabilities, substance abuse, addiction, therapy, recovery, culturally diverse population, crisis management, direct care, direct services, groups, peer support, peer, job club, employment supports.
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Bay Cove Human Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer