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  • 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

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.

Requirements

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.

Apply Now - Send Resume & Cover Letter

Date posted: 5/30/2018

Send Resume & Letter

For more information about this position, or to send your resume:

Deborah Kaluzny, ACCS Program Functional Manager (dkaluzny@comcounseling.org)

Community Counseling of Bristol County
1 Washington St. Taunton, MA 02780

Program Information

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.

Why build your career at CCBC?

Stable and Established

  • The largest, most innovative mental health and substance abuse care provider in Southeastern MA, with a 50 year history
  • We serve over 12,000 clients annually
  • Committment to innovation and evidence-based practice
  • Committment to erasing the stigma that can surround trauma, mental illness, and addiction

Great Benefits

  • A short commute from both Boston and Providence
  • 3 weeks paid vacation to start
  • 12 paid holidays and sick leave
  • Health, dental, disability, and life insurance
  • 403-b with up to 5% employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement

Make Recovery a Reality

Working with CCBC gives you the chance to change your own path while helping others find theirs. As you provide hope and healing to people who need it most, you'll be just as inspired by the quality of people you work with as the outcomes you provide together. Join us and be a part of the next success story.