Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0303
Post Date 12/2/2018
Title Peer Specialist Respite
City Danvers
State MA

MH Respite Program

Peer Specialist

Eliot’s Adult Mental Health Division provides an integrated and comprehensive network of services to adults with psychiatric disabilities that promote consumer rights, responsibilities, rehabilitation, and recovery. We provide rehabilitative services that enable people to increase functioning in the living, working, and social environments of their choice.

Join a committed team of professionals in providing counseling and recovery services to adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses in a short term Respite setting.



Provide information, support and training on recovery tools and techniques, self management strategies and self management plan, as desired.

Assist consumers in becoming fully integrated into their communities. Provide help and mentoring including advocacy and direct assistance.

Salary: 14.90
Schedule:Tuesday- Friday 11-4



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. 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, and 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.

Eliot Community Human Services offers a great benefits package that includes a competitive salary, 3 weeks vacation, 12 sick days and 11 holidays.  Eliot pays 75% of health and dental insurance and 100% of Life, AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability insurance for full time employees.  We also offer 401(k) retirement plan, Dependent Care plan, EAP, credit union, free college savings tuition program and other voluntary benefits.  The agency also has our own in house training program which provides CEU’s.

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