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Peer Support Specialist, ACT 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 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team! 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.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Works closely with clients, providing community-based or home-based face-to-face intervention for a percentage of time per week as appropriate for position and as directed by supervisor.
• Collaborates with a multidisciplinary team in an effort to build a community of both clients and staff that is supportive and conducive to patient growth and recovery.
• Assists in the creation and implementation of social activities, and helps to create a positive environment for all parties.
• Connects with various community organizations and resources to provide additional support for clients, particularly as they transition from recovery back into the general community, including continued healthcare, housing, job assistance, and additional treatment services, as well as support in the task of finding or re-integrating with friends, family, and outside communities.
• Arranges for specified logistics of patient arrivals and departures, including arranging patient transportation, managing follow up appointments, and working with facility administrators with admission and discharge planning.
• Utilizes specific interventions designed to support and meet recovery goals such as IPS, SRAP, and WHAM.
• Maintains documentation that is required in a complete and timely manner, and in compliance with all HIPAA requirements.

Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Peer Support Specialist Certification required within 1-year of hire.
• 1-2 years of related work or volunteer experience.
• 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.

Why Join Us:
We are looking for collaborative, curious for knowledge people with a “can do” mentality to join our team of compassionate employees! We provide a stimulating work environment and offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including:

• Choice of 2 health insurance plans
• Health Reimbursement Arrangement
• Health Plan Opt Out Benefit
• Health Savings Account
• Flexible Spending Account
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Group Life and AD&D Insurance
• Short and Long Term Disability
• Accident & Critical Illness Insurances
• 403b Retirement Plan with Agency Match
• Employee Assistance Plan
• Generous Earned Time Off
• Paid Extended Sick Time
• 10 Paid Holidays
• Bereavement Leave
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Supervision towards Clinical Licensure
• Qualifying Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and NH State Loan Repayment Program

How to Apply:

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

Job Location:

Nashua

Date Added: November 23, 2021

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