Peer Support Specialist

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Location
Laconia
Job Type
Part-time
Salary Type
Annually
Salary Range
$16.50 - $16.50

About the Organization

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.

About the Job

Description

Essential Responsibilities
The Peer Support Specialist is a person who uses his/her lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services in mental health settings to provide mind-body recovery and resiliency. The Peer Support Specialist, under the general direction of their supervisor, will share their stories of recovery and enter into mutually supportive relationships with patients that support recovery.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Human Services areas with an emphasis in mental health and/or personal experience; a combination of education and personal experience may be substituted. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation preferred.

Benefits
403(b) retirement savings plan. In addition, we offer annual training and other engaging workplace training seminars. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
 
About the Company
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. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying please visit www.lrmhc.org/careers for more information!