Provide peer support and respond to client expressed needs
Work as part of a multi- and inter-disciplinary team
A short commute from both Boston and Providence
Description of Position
Certified Peer Specialist is 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.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- 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.
There is no specific educational requirement for this position but certification as a Certified Peer Specialist is expected within one year of hire; Certification as a WRAP trainer a plus; a degree in human services and/or relevant experience working with mentally ill adults preferred. Knowledge of recovery process and core values of the recovery movement.
Must have lived experience as a person in recovery with at least two years of sustained recovery time; experience working with diverse populations; Must possess good organizational skills, effective written, verbal and computer skills. Expectation of achieving Certification as Peer Specialist within 6 months post start date.
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 support needs of 24/7/365 program.
Date posted: 1/7/2019
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.