You will come for our
dedication to service, industry competitive salary and excellent benefits. You
will stay when you discover our organizational culture and supportive
leadership that prioritizes your professional growth. For over
70 years, our committed team of dedicated professionals has provided the
solid foundation where hope and healing can begin to flourish.
Under the general
supervision of the assigned Team Lead and the Manager of Integrated Services
and in coordination with a multi-disciplinary team, the Family or Youth (Peer)
Support Specialist provides peer support services and consumer information for
participants in the Behavioral Health Home (BHH Child).
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Provides community
outreach while assisting consumers in developing the knowledge and skills and acquiring
the necessary supports to live as independently as possible in the least
restrictive setting in the community.
- Fully understands and can
actively implement the values, philosophy and the four tasks of Intentional
- Models relationship
building based on the four tasks of Intentional Peer Support with participants,
volunteers and colleagues.
- Models the attributes of
respect, trust, sensitivity and confidentiality to participants, volunteers and
- Uses experience with
personal recovery in assisting and supporting participants.
- Supports the participant
as s/he aspires to roles which emphasize his or her strengths by sharing first
hand experiences in their own recovery journey as well as offering hope,
reassurance, self-determination and connection to the community.
- Coaches, collaborates
and challenges participants' worldview to whom Peer Support is provided while
maintaining mutual respect.
- Collaborates with family
members and significant others as appropriate.
- Teaches and models the
value of every individual's recovery experience.
- Provides and advocates
for effective recovery-based services.
- Informs participants
about community and natural supports and how to utilize these in the recovery
- Follows policies and
procedures about the EHR to ensure that the services provided are consistent
with best practices, assessment and/or treatment goals.
- Participates in
scheduled meetings, including case reviews, supervisory sessions, staff
meetings and other inter-agency and intra-agency meetings as appropriate for
program and consumers.
- Maintains and utilizes
knowledge of community resources.
- Participates in the
provision of services in a team approach, networking with other providers and
providing backup services in the absence of other staff.
- Provides public
education and professional consultation services, when appropriate.
- Actively engages the
assigned Manager whenever questions or concerns arise.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- High School diploma or
- Peer support staff may
function as a Family/Youth Support Specialist for children's services without
certification for the first nine months of functioning as a Family/Youth
Support Specialist, but may not continue functioning as a Family/Youth Support
Specialist beyond nine months
- (a) without having received provisional
certification by completion of the Core training, and
- (b) without continuing
pursuit of full certification as a Family/Youth Support Specialist for
children's service and maintaining certification as a Family/Youth Support
Specialist according to requirements as defined by the Maine Office of Child
and Family Services.
- Duties require knowledge
of and direct experience with mental health services as a self-identified
mental health consumer (Youth Support Specialist) or a family member with
direct experience with mental health services and is willing to self-identify
on this basis with BHH Child members.
- Volunteer experience at
a Peer Center, Peer Support 101 training, provisional CIPSS certification
and/or work experience as a Peer Support Specialist preferred.
- Must possess a valid
State of Maine driver's license and a good driving record to be covered under
the agency's insurance policy.
We strive to ensure that
your work experience reflects the values we hold most dear - respect for
individual, diversity of thought and ideas, and commitment to professional
growth in an environment where you can thrive and excel.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents
who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must
be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or
with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by
management on a case by case basis.
By joining our relaxed
and friendly team, you will find colleagues willing to support you and embrace
your unique perspectives and experiences. We promote whole health and wellness,
not only for the clients we serve, but for our staff members as well. We
support one another, share stories of our successes and challenges we face, and
celebrate our collective and individual achievements. We are passionate about
ensuring Tri-County is a respectful, inclusive community of professionals
dedicated to our mission, those we serve, and each other.
Some of the many
benefits of working for Tri-County:
- Generous Paid Time Off &
- Health, Dental & Vision Benefits
- Basic Life & Disability Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- 403(b) Retirement Plan
- Agency Paid Training & Professional
- Gym Membership Reimbursement
- Friendly Neighbor Discounts: Verizon,
Sullivan Tire, and Governor's Restaurant
Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed
to maintaining a culture of mutual respect. We do not discriminate against any
employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religious creed,
sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual
orientation, gender orientation, or expression. We celebrate our differences
and thrive on inclusivity.