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Peer Support Specialist - MCRT

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:

Working 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:

Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job:

Must have organizational, written and verbal skills. Basic computer experience. Ability to hold a NH Driver’s license, reliable transportation and insurance required as this position requires the regular outreach and transport of clients. Successful candidates will be organized self-starters who enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job:

Must have organizational, written and verbal skills. Basic computer experience. Ability to hold a NH Driver’s license, reliable transportation and insurance required as this position requires the regular outreach and transport of clients. Successful candidates will be organized self-starters who enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Licensure/Certification:

Must be certified as a Peer Specialist or Recovery Coach, and eligible for CRSW and Intentional Peer Support certificates

Valid driver’s license as well as insurance required.

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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