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Mobile Crisis Peer Support Specialist

Lakes Region Mental Health Center

Lakes Region Mental Health Center (LRMHC) is the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties. We provide services to 24 surrounding towns, and nearly 4,000 patients each year. A non-profit, private corporation founded in 1966, Lakes Region Mental Health Center is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors dedicated to our mission.  We provide integrated mental and physical health care to children, adults, elders and their families who are living with – and recovering from- mental illness and/or emotional distress. Our dedicated professionals provide the highest quality of healthcare and collaborate with many other organizations in the region to improve access to care and meet the mental health needs of the community. By working in partnership with other health care providers, hospitals, law enforcement, corrections, courts, school districts, social workers and public health officials, we are able to provide a continuum of care for our patients and improve the quality of life in the Lakes Region.


Lakes Region Mental Health Center is looking for a full-time Peer Support Specialist to join our Mobile Crisis Response Team.  The Peer Support Specialist develops meaningful and trusting relationships with patients, acts as a mentor, and gives patients the support they need to better advocate for themselves, based on their personal experiences. The Peer Support Specialist provides patients an example of what they can strive for in their recovery and works as part of an interdisciplinary team. Successful candidates will be organized self-starters who enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Requirements:

1.A high school diploma or equivalent is required, relevant degree preferred
2.Lived experience with mental illness, and the ability to meet the essential requirements of the job is required.
3.Position requires a high level of professionalism and ethical behaviors
4.Ability to sensitively work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures is required.
5.Communicate effectively with peers, managers and support staff.
6.Maintain all documentation that is required in a complete and timely manner and comply with all HIPAA requirements.
7.Certification as a Peer Specialist or Recovery Coach, and eligible for CRSW and Intentional Peer Support certificates if preferred.
8.A valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

Work Schedule:

This position may require evening, overnight and weekend shifts.

Responsibilities:

1.Ability to work as part of a supportive, multi-disciplinary team that utilizes a range of evidence-based treatment modalities to help individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders work towards their treatment goals.
2.Provide peer support services in the community and in homes.
3.Uses own life experience to engage individuals in crisis, assist individual with engaging in services and supports, and development of an individualized recovery plan.
4.Plays an advocacy role that promotes self-care, illness self-management, and wellness and recovery.
5.Completes documentation and participates in team meetings.
6.Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned.

How to Apply:

Visit www.lrmhc.org/careers to apply!

Job Location:

Laconia

Date Added: September 7, 2021

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