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3rd Shift Peer Support Specialist, Mobile Crisis Response Team

Greater Nashua Mental Health

Established in 1920, Greater Nashua Mental Health has as its mission: empowering individuals to lead full and satisfying lives through treatment and support. Our agency provides comprehensive, evidence-based behavioral health services for individuals with mental health and/or substance misuse disorders. We offer a wide array of services in office and community settings, serving adults and children.  As the State-designated Community Mental Health Center for Southern Hillsborough County, we serve everyone who walks in our doors, and no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay for services.  Without our agency, many of the most vulnerable members of our community would not have access to critically needed behavioral health care.   We believe that by respecting people as they are, we can help them to become all that they wish to be.


Job Summary:
Greater Nashua Mental Health is looking for a full-time Peer Support Specialist to join our Mobile Crisis Response Team on 3rd shift! The Peer Support Specialist develops meaningful and trusting relationships with clients, acts as a mentor, and gives consumers the support they need to better advocate for themselves, based on their personal experiences. The Peer Support Specialist provides clients an example of what they can strive for in their recovery and works as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Ability to work as part of a supportive, multi-disciplinary team that utilizes a range of evidence-based treatment modalities to help individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders work towards their treatment goals.
• Requires a desire to provide peer support services in the community and in homes, as this position does require regular home visits.
• Uses own life experience to engage individuals in crisis, assist individual with engaging in services and supports, and development of an individualized recovery plan.
• Plays an advocacy role, provides transportation, and promotes self-care, illness self-management, and wellness and recovery.
• Completes documentation and participates in team meetings.
• Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned. 

Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent
• 1-2 years of relevant experience, either personally or professionally
• Ability to hold a NH Driver’s license, reliable transportation and insurance required as this position requires the regular outreach and transport of clients.
• Strong collaborating skills and an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
• Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines; high energy, self-motivated and proactive.

Our agency is a team of talented and dedicated professionals who are passionate about helping the community and each other! We provide staff supervision, a stimulating work environment and opportunities for supervision towards clinical licensure. We are an eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, NH State Loan Repayment Program and offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Apply today!

How to Apply:

Apply online by visiting: https://gnmhc.org/careers/

Job Location:

Nashua

Date Added: September 21, 2021

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