Provide supervision and leadership guidance as part of a multi- and inter-disciplinary team
Provide information as well as emotional support to clients of ACCS program
A short commute from both Boston and Providence
Description of Position
Lead Certified Peer Specialist provides supervision and leadership guidance to Certified Peer Specialist staff as part of a multi- and inter-disciplinary team and provides information as well as emotional support to clients of ACCS program. Skill in providing peer support and response to client expressed needs within a trauma-informed care lens using evidence-based practices required. Work is within a fast-paced environment engaging clients within Group Living Environments and the community. Belief in hope and recovery for all is guiding approach. Supervisory experience required.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Supervising and supporting Certified Peer Support Specialists;
- Coaching and consultation to consumers to promote recovery and self-direction (e.g., preparation for role in treatment planning meetings);
- Facilitating wellness management and recovery strategies (e.g., Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP), Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), or other deliberate wellness strategies);
- Participating in all team activities (e.g., treatment planning, chart notes) equivalent to fellow team members;
- Modeling skills for and providing consultation to fellow team members; and
- Providing cross-training to other team members in recovery principles and strategies.
Must be a Certified Peer Specialist, Certified Addiction Recovery Coach or meet the Family Partner specifications as required by Community Service Agencies. Some leadership or supervisory experience preferred.
The ACCS Lead Peer Specialist is an individual who has a unique perspective because of his/her own experience with serious and persistent mental illness. The ACCS Peer Specialist shall have documented competency in the following areas, or receive core training to be completed within six months of hire: Recovery; Peer support; Consumer advocacy organizations; and Psychiatric advance directives: education and advocacy; and information and referral.
Must have a valid driver’s license in the state of residence and submit a copy of satisfactory record of driving from the state of residence of registry of motor vehicles; Must complete MA and ADP Criminal Offense Record Information (CORI) process; Must have computer literacy as related to the requirements of the position; Must be flexible with hours to meet needs of Persons, Natural Supports, and ACCS Program. Bilingual skills a plus.
Date posted: 5/30/2018
For more information about this position, or to send your resume:
Community Counseling of Bristol County
1 Washington St. Taunton, MA 02780
The ACCS program will deliver evidence based interventions within the context of a standardized, clinically focused model to promote:
- Active engagement and assertive outreach to prevent homelessness;
- Clinical coverage 24/7/365 days a year
- Consistent assessment and treatment planning
- Risk assessment, crisis planning and prevention
- Skill building and symptom management,
- Behavioral and physical health monitoring and support
- Addiction treatment support;
- Family engagement;
- Peer support and recovery coaching
- Reduced reliance on emergency departments, hospitals and other institutional levels of care.