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Peer Support Specialist - ACT

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.


Position Summary: Work as part of an interdisciplinary team for clients who require community based services. Use own life experience to engage individuals in crisis, assist individual with engaging in services and supports, and development of an individualized recovery plan. Play an advocacy role, provide transportation, and promote self-care, illness self-management, and wellness and recovery. Includes documentation and team meeting participation.

Requirements:
  • Must have organizational, written and verbal skills. 
  • Basic computer experience. 
  • Successful candidates will be organized self-starters who enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: Must possess a current, valid driver's license, vehicle, and automobile insurance in the minimum amounts required by the agency. 

 

Education: Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED required.

 

Experience: Experience working as a peer specialist in a mental health center setting and/or substance misuse services highly recommended.

Licensure/Certification: Must be certified as a Peer Specialist or Recovery Coach, and eligible for CRSW and Intentional Peer Support certificates.

Responsibilities:

Daily responsibilities include the ability to work as part of a supportive, multi-disciplinary team that utilizes a range of evidence-based treatment modalities to help individuals with co-occurring, severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders work towards their treatment goals. This position requires a desire to provide peer support services in the community as this position does require regular home visits and outreach.

How to Apply:

Visit our website at mhcgm.org for more career opportunities.

Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: February 11, 2021

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