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Peer Advisor

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester provides a wide range of mental health services to individuals and families. We offer programs to people of all ages, aimed at restoring health and improving quality of life. Our comprehensive system of service enables clients to access care to meet their changing needs. We feature an experienced staff of well-qualified, mental health professionals with training in a wide variety of specialty areas.

Mission

To empower individuals to achieve recovery and promote personal and community wellness through an accessible, comprehensive, integrated and evidence-based system of mental health care.

Vision

To promote prevention, recovery and wellness and strive to be a center of excellence and sought after partner in developing and delivering state-of-the-art mental health treatment, integrated within our community.


Consumer Expert Peer Advisor - ProHealth

Position Summary:

The Mental Health Center is partnering on a new program with Catholic Medical Center’s Healthcare for the Homeless program called ProHealth NH.  This position will be proactively working with youth and young adults, 16 to 35 years old with Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) and/or Severe Mental Illness (SMI), to improve the health and wellness. 

Requirements:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with professional medical and mental health providers to give input and feedback about the program content. 

  • Help give advice about the healthcare services to help young people feel comfortable.  

  • Meet with the program evaluation team twice yearly to provide feedback on evaluation measures and protocols, particularly with respect to cultural sensitivity.

  • Serve on the Advisory Council, attend quarterly meetings with the council, and attend follow-up quarterly meetings with ProHealth site leadership.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Comfortable working with and familiar with mental health conditions, especially for youth and young adults age 16-25.

  • Comfortable presenting

  • Openness and sensitive to individuals of varying ethnicities, socio-economic levels, cultures & sexual orientations.

  • Interested in mental health issues for youth and young adults

  • Familiar with youth culture

  • Preferred experience with integrated care, mental health and substance abuse therapy

Requirements:

  • Are in or have been in integrated care and/or are working closely with youth or young adults with SMI or SED. 

  • Are between 18 and 25 years old.

Job type: 4 hours a week commitment for 5 year grant.

Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: December 6, 2018

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