As part of the rollout of the MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program, CCBC has been designated as a Behavioral Health Community Partner (BH CP) that will partner with ACOs to integrate and improve health outcomes of MassHealth members with complex long term medical and/or behavioral health needs. In its function as a Community Partner, CCBC will play a primary role in meeting the physical, behavioral and long term care needs of members, including individuals with disabilities, mental illness, substance misuse disorders and co-occurring disorders.

Description of Position

The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) provides care coordination to identified Enrollees; facilitates the development of a Care Planning Team (CPT); helps to convene CPT meetings; coordinates and communicates with the members of the CPT in order to ensure the implementation of the Patient-Centered Treatment Plan (PCTP); works directly with the identified Enrollee to implement elements of the PCTP; coordinates the delivery of available services; monitors and reviews progress toward PCTP goals; and updates the PCTP in concert with the CPT. The CPS works intensively with identified Enrollees to support their access to services and supports and help to coordinate the services across systems and providers. The CPS facilitates care planning and coordination which is driven by the needs of identified Enrollees.

  1. Outreach and engage assigned Enrollees using techniques of Motivational Interviewing.
  2. Work collaboratively with other Care Coordinators, BH CP Supervisor, Enrollees, family, behavioral health providers, and Primary Care Clinicians to complete Comprehensive Assessment (CA) and with Care Team to complete Patient-Centered Treatment Plan (PCTP).
  3. Follow up with Enrollee, provider, family, social service providers, and natural community supports to ensure PCTP is implemented.
  4. Attend discharge planning meetings when Enrollee is at Emergency Department or inpatient settings.
  5. Advocating for the Enrollee’s access to services.
  6. Facilitate sharing of CA and PCTP in addition to updating progress in conjunction with members of the care team using available technology and adhering to CCBC, State and Federal policies and regulations.
  7. Documenting activity in the CCBC Care Management EMR Module.
  8. Facilitate Enrollee peer support groups involving discussions, guided discussions, and group activities.
  9. Providing telephone peer support to Enrollees in crisis, as needed.
  10. Other duties as defined by agency and/or program leadership.


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 is essential.

Must have possession of good organizational skills, plus effective written, verbal and computer skills; experience navigating serving systems and the ability to teach identified Enrollees how to have their medical and psychiatric needs met; experience working with consumers with chronic medical conditions and consumers with co-occurring substance use disorders; recognition of individualized path to recovery; ability to use personal experience appropriately; and recognition of personal limits and stressors as a Peer Specialist.

Knowledge of Core-Competencies as identified by the employee’s assigned department; 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, as determined by the department vice president; must complete MA and ADP Criminal Offense Record Information (CORI) process; and must have computer literacy as related to the requirements of the position.

Apply Now - Send Resume & Cover Letter

Date posted: 5/30/2018

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

Tara Stuart, BH CP Program Director (

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

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

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