Assist elders with behavioral health and/or substance use issues to remain in the community
Utilize your lived experience and empathy
A short commute from both Boston and Providence
Description of Position
Join our Elder Mobile Outreach Team (EMOT) as a Peer Bridger, helping elders to remain or return to their homes in the community. EMOT is an outreach team working with elders in the community with behavioral health and/or substance use issues to assist them to connect with resources and natural supports with the goal of assisting them to remain in the community setting. The position is based in Taunton and requires travel to surrounding communities.
EMOT is seeking an empathic person with lived experience (either personal or with a family member) preferably in the areas of both mental health and physical health challenges. You will utilize this experience and empathy to assist elders who may be at risk of not being able to remain in the community, or who may already be placed outside their home, and wish to return.
In addition to compensation, the position offers training, membership on a dynamic and committed team, supervision, and the satisfaction of helping others.
The position requires a valid drivers license and a reliable car; High School education or higher preferred. Additionally, the position requires an appreciation of elders, the capacity to relate to the issues elders face, and a desire and delight in assisting others.
The position can be filled by two half time employees, or one full time. Please indicate your interest when you contact us.
Elders can face many unique emotional challenges. Sometimes anxiety and depression can seriously interfere with quality of life... read more
Date posted: 7/20/2018
For more information about this position, or to send your resume:
Community Counseling of Bristol County
1 Washington St. Taunton, MA 02780