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SEAC Peer Mentor

Vinfen
Lawrence, MA
  • Posted: November 10, 2020
  • $18 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Schedule: Mon- Fri 9:00am-5:00pm (some nights and weekends for events)

Salary: 18.35 / hour

The Young Adult Peer Mentor is a young adult (YA) who has personal experience living with and recovering from mental health needs, substance misuse, and/or traumatic life concerns. He/she/they has experienced challenges in one or more areas that interfered significantly with his/her/their everyday life. The Young Adult Peer Mentor is essential in welcoming new Youth and Young Adults (YYA) to services and to the activities offered at the SEAC. The Young Adult Peer Mentor is key in supporting Youth and Young Adults as they drive their High-Fidelity Wraparound Team using Achieve My Plan (AMP).

Responsibilities include:

  • Works with the YYA (if chosen) to enhance skills of self-direction and empowerment
  • Provides 1:1 support, coaching, and modeling to support and improve engagement in services
  • Carries caseload of 10 YYA for the purposes of providing individual 1:1 peer mentoring
  • Provides the core staffing for the SEAC
  • Uses the Young Adult Peer Mentoring Practice Profile to define role
  • Provides outreach and marketing efforts to educate YYA and other stakeholders in the community about the program and services
  • Additional duties as assigned


Response to Covid-19

Our response to promote safety during the coronavirus includes:

  • Hiring process conducted via virtual and phone interviews
  • Virtual New Employee Orientation
  • Increased sanitation measures in all programs and group homes
  • PPE provided to all positions working closely with others


Why Vinfen?

We are committed to you! We offer great training, great benefits, career growth and job security!

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance for employees working 30 hours or more
  • 15 days of Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, 10 Sick Days and 3 Personal Days per year (for employees scheduled for 20 hours or more)
  • Education Assistance and Tuition Remission Programs as well as innovative Student Loan Payment Programs. Employment with Vinfen counts toward your Public Student Loan Forgiveness eligibility
  • Professional Development programs including year-round online training courses and opportunities to earn CEUs
  • Retirement savings programs, including a fully funded, employer sponsored retirement plan and an employee funded 403 (b) plan
  • Company paid Life, Accidental Death Dismemberment and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Term, Whole Life, Accident and Critical Care Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Reimbursement Accounts (Health and Dependent care)
  • $500 -- $1,000+ Employee Referral Bonuses with no annual cap!
  • Other generous benefits including discounted memberships, access to wellness programs and more!


About Us

Founded in 1977, for 40 years Vinfen has been a leading nonprofit human services organization that "transforms lives" by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and communities to learn, thrive and achieve their goals. Vinfen supports thousands of adolescents and adults with psychiatric, developmental and behavioral disabilities at more than 200 sites with over 3,000 employees in eastern Massachusetts and Connecticut. www.vinfen.org/careers

My Vinfen. My Community. My Job.

Vinfen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Peer mentor, facilitation, outreach, coach, mental health, lived experience. PeerSupport, VinfenSEAC, VinfenPS,#VinfenNEA

Requirements

Vaccine Mandate Policy

In accordance with federal mandates, all new employees, interns, and volunteers within Vinfen's Massachusetts programs will be required to be fully vaccinated (14 days beyond last shot of Pfizer or Moderna or 14 days beyond receiving a Johnson and Johnson vaccine), or have received the first shot in a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) with an appointment scheduled for the second dose. A 2nd dose must be received within six weeks of hire and the first shot prior to New Employee Orientation or have an approved exemption for medical or religious reasons by the first day of employment with Vinfen.

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required; Bachelor's degree in a human services discipline strongly preferred
  • Experience as a recipient of services for people with psychiatric conditions and be well along in own personal recovery (self-knowledge and habits needed to support one's own health) required.
  • One year experience working with Youth and Young Adults experiencing co-occurring disorders in addition to psychiatric conditions required.
  • All applicants must be able to become CPR, First Aid certified within 2 weeks of employment Certified Peer Specialist or successfully complete the Core Elements of Young Adult Peer Mentoring Training by six months of hire
  • All candidates must be able to successfully pass a CORI, reference, and driving record check
  • Access to an operational and insured vehicle and willing to use it to transport Youth and Young Adults strongly preferred
  • A valid driver's license must be presented at the time of employment. Incumbents must be at least 21 years of age, have maintained a valid US driver's license for at least one year, and must be able to pass a driver's screening background check

Vinfen

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Lawrence, MA
01841 USA

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