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September 1, 2018

Career Opportunity- Full Time Peer Support Specialist

Filed under: Behavioral Health,Career Openings,Case Management — Vicky @ 3:46 pm

The Peer Support Specialist is an integral part of the BHHO (Behavioral Health Home Organization) interdisciplinary team. The Peer Support Specialist combines their own experience as a person living with a mental health diagnosis and the philosophy and values of the Intentional Peer Support Model to support other adults who struggle with mental illness. The Peer Support Specialist will provide emotional support, problem solving, and information to other adults with emotional, behavioral, and physical health needs across the Knox and Waldo County service area. The identified candidate will provide peer support in one-on-one meetings with peers, facilitation of peer support groups, education, and outreach.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; some college preferred
  • State of Maine Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) preferred
  • Provisional CIPSS required within 9 months of hire

Experience:

  • Self-identified experience as an adult receiving services for a diagnosed mental health condition
  • Paid or unpaid peer support experience preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • High level of confidentiality required
  • Satisfactory results of background check
  • Valid Driver’s license, clean driving record and proof of insurance.
  • Demonstrated basic computer efficiency with ability to navigate Microsoft Office, electronic medical records and office 365
  • Adheres to state guidelines mandated reporting of child, adult, and/or elder abuse
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills

 

Broadreach is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, national original or ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information or in any other manner that violates the law. Applications will close upon selection of a qualified applicant.

To apply please forward resume and letter of interest to:

Jennifer Tracey, LMFT
Clinical Director
Broadreach Family & Community Services
5 Stephenson Lane Belfast, ME 04915
e: jtracey@brmaine.org
f: (207) 338-1652
p: (207) 322-6633