Peer Specialist PACT

Eliot Community Human Services

Malden, MA 02148

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Description


Eliot is known for our innovative clinical approach, high quality clinical training & for having the most talented people in community behavioral health services. Eliot’s Behavioral Health Division provides an integrated and comprehensive network of services to adults with psychiatric disabilities that are evidence based, provide rehabilitation & hope to those in services.


Eliot is seeking an experienced Peer Specialist with outstanding support skills, experience with mental health and treatment. The chosen person will be empathetic, and motivated to improve the lives of adult with mental illnesses. Our ideal candidate will be driven and able to develop lasting relationships with both the people by drawing on their own mental health experiences.


PACT staff will coordinate and provide comprehensive recovery and rehabilitative services to consumers participating in PACT. Interventions include a range of therapeutic & behavioral services, including crisis intervention, for individuals with both severe mental illnesses and/or substance abuse disorders. Services are predominantly community based, including at consumers' homes, medical facilities, & other locations.


Responsibilities:


+ Ensure that a minimum of 75 percent of all consumer contacts occur in the consumer’s home, a community setting, consumer work place or some other non-institutional setting.


+ Provide side by side interventions to consumers that focus on problem solving, skills training, modeling behavior, optimism and encouragement.


+ Provide peer counseling and support drawing on their own experiences to validate consumers’ experiences.


+ Empower Persons with mental illness to exercise autonomy in all aspects of their life.


+ Assist Persons with identifying choices and developing skills in self-advocacy.


+ Provide guidance to Persons in recovery process. Provide advocacy, support, and education during intake and transition processes across the spectrum of services and transition to independence. Assist Persons with being able to identify personal methods of recovery from mental illness and to develop self-management plans to address their experiences.


+ Promote hope and empowerment through meetings and support with Persons. Collaborate with the team to ensure that the Person’s perspective is always included, that preferences are recognized and that Person choices are maximized.


+ Participate in the development of TP’s (Treatment Plans). Assist the Person and the team in developing Person centered plans. Assist and encourage Persons to participate in developing the treatment plan by assisting Persons in communicating their personal recovery goals


+ Ensure that services are culturally competent, strengths based, recovery based, focused on rehabilitation and are inclusive of Person preferences. Ensure that the Person is at the center of all care and that all interventions are developed and provided in a manner consistent with Person preferences.


Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am to 4pm with one 12pm-8pm shift per week. With one weekend shift per month.


Qualifications


Skills


Preferred


+ Administrative Tasks: Intermediate


+ Computer Software Skills: Intermediate


+ Communication Skills: Intermediate


+ Experience with population: Intermediate


Education


Required


+ General Equivalent Diplom or better


+ High School or better


Licenses & Certifications


Preferred


+ MA DRIVER'S LICENSE


+ Peer Certification


Experience


Required


+ Experience with mental health and treatment. Empathetic and motivated to improve the lives of adult with mental illnesses.


Preferred


+ Driven and able to develop lasting relationships with both the people by drawing on their own mental health experiences.



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