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Peer Support Specialist

Riverbend Community Mental Health

Founded in 1963, Riverbend Community Mental Health is a private, nonprofit organization providing specialized behavioral health services in central New Hampshire. Core services include 24/7 emergency mobile crisis services; counseling services for children, adults, and families; and community support, vocational services, and residential programs for adults and seniors. Evidence-based models of treatment guide all our work, and we strongly believe in the power of self-directed growth and recovery.

Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., one of the largest providers of community-based behavioral health services in New Hampshire, is seeking a person with lived experience with mental illness to work in conjunction with the Mobile Crisis Team, providing community-based interventions for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

As a Peer Support Specialist, you will be working with clinicians in conducting initial assessments and coordinating follow-up care, and providing specific types of recovery-oriented support to individuals in crisis and their families. If you have lived experience with mental illness, can work independently and as part of a team, and have sensitivity to people of diverse backgrounds and cultures, this is a great opportunity to apply all that you have learned to enhance your own independence while helping others.


  • Help clients and families understand the systems of care available to them in the community
  • Provide clients with support and advocacy in accessing the care they need
  • Work independently and as part of a professional clinical team
  • Partner with a range of treatment providers and agencies
  • A high school diploma or equivalent, relevant degree preferred
  • Lived experience with mental illness, and the ability to meet the essential requirements of the job.
  • Participation in a five-day peer support training program, learning about the systems of care available in the community and how to help Riverbend clients effectively access them
  • Ability to sensitively work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Flexible scheduling, and the ability to work between 8 and 30 hours per week. Availability for night, weekend and non-traditional hours required.
  • A valid driver’s license, personal vehicle, and auto insurance, preferred

Note: A criminal and motor vehicle record release is required upon hiring.

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Date Added: August 14, 2017

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