Design and maintain curriculum in accordance with CEU requirements for Certified Peer Specialist staff
Provide peer support and response to client expressed needs
A short commute from both Boston and Providence
Description of Position
The Peer Educator designs and maintains curriculum and verifies maintenance of CEU requirements for Certified Peer Specialist staff. The Peer Educator also supports Certified Peer Specialist role as part of 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. Experience providing education and training.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Organize Certified Peer Education Opportunities for further professional growth of CPS staff. Organize scheduling of evidence based practice offerings;
- Provide range of rehabilitation services;
- Provide range of support services;
- Provide individual and group peer support;
- Serve as a linkage to the Recovery Learning Community;
- Provide recovery resource information to clients and staff;
- Serve as a mentor to promote hope, resiliency, and empowerment;
- Participate in advocacy efforts and anti-stigma campaigns
- Complete documentation in a timely fashion, including incident reporting;
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; 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.
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 client needs outside typical business hours.
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.