Peer Specialist ACCS
- Expired: December 16, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.
Description Eliot is a leader in the Behavioral Health realm and 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 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 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: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm Qualifications Skills Preferred + Computer Software Skills: Some Knowledge + Communication Skills: Intermediate Education Preferred + High School or better + General Equivalent Diplom or better Licenses & Certifications Preferred + MA DRIVER'S LICENSE Experience Preferred + 3 years: Working with children including experience working with families from various socioeconomic backgrounds
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