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Requisition Number 18-0391
Post Date 10/1/2018
Title ACCS Peer Specialist
City Danvers
State Ma
Description

Peer Specialist

Adult Community Clinical 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 and  hope to those in services. Eliot is known for our innovative clinical approach, high quality clinical training and for having the most talented people in community behavioral health services. 

Eliot's Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) program is an innovative clinical model that focuses on meeting each individual where they are at as we develop creative clinical interventions to support individuals in achieving their life goals. Eliot is seeking an experienced Peer Specialist with outstanding support skills, experience with mnetal health and treatment. The chosen person will be scrappy, emapthetic, and motivated to improve the lives of adult with mental illnesses.  Our ideal candidate will be driven, with an interpersonal savvy that allows you to develop lasting relationships with both the people we serve and with ACCS Team Members.  

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to ensure that the Person’s perspective is always included, that preferences are recognized and that Person choices are maximized.
  • Provide training and consultation to staff to facilitate the understanding of Person perspectives as needed.
  • 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:M-F 8-4

Pay:$38,000

 

Requirements

Must have at least two years of paid or volunteer experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness and a high school diploma/GED equivalent. Must be a Certified Peer Specialist or must complete certification within six months of hire.  May substitute one year of experience with a college degree in the human services field.  Must be either receiving mental health services or received services in the past and have self-knowledge to manage their mental illness with and established recovery process. Must have a strong commitment to mental health recovery. Must have skills to establish supportive relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for their preferences for treatment.  Must have ability to provide flexible services that are community based and focused on team work. Have or willingness to complete other trainings such as Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) or Whole Health and Resiliency.  Computer literacy and skill in the use of computers and related software applications. Ability to consistently meet all necessary background and credentialing requirements.  Must have valid drivers license. Must have reliable telephone notification system for emergency contact.

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