*$5,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS: pro-rated based hours per week. First 1/2 is paid upon successful completion of 90 day review/introductory period completion and second half is paid after 6 months from hire date, pending successful completion of introductory period.
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 Program Clinical Supervisor and Manager 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). This position performs a wide range of tasks to assist participants in regaining control over their own lives and over their own recovery process. By applying the tools the Peer Support Specialist has developed in his or her own recovery/that of a family member, as well as the philosophy and values of Intentional Peer Support, the Peer Support Specialist will build a connection, consider worldview, maintain mutuality and move towards a new way of being within the new relationship with the participant. The Peer Support Specialist will also collaborate, coach and challenge participants in viewing crisis as an opportunity for growth and change.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:*
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
High School diploma or equivalent required.
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 in order to be covered under the agency's insurance policy.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.; may also be subjected to unpredictable environments with extremes in temperature, noise, odors, weather conditions, etc.
Regular use of computer keyboards, telephone and operating office machines, requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
Occasional lifting and carrying of supplies, files, documents, records, etc.
Required to travel in personal vehicle in all types of weather.
Some of our benefits include:
Generous Paid Time Off - full-time employees earn 23 days per year to start (pro-rated for part-time positions of 20 hours/week or more).
Health, Dental - health benefits eligibility starting at 24 hours/week.
Agency paid life insurance policy
403(b) Retirement Plan - with employer match.
9 Paid Holidays
Opportunities for agency paid trainings and Professional Development
Friendly Neighbor discounts such as Verizon, Sullivan tire, and Governor's Restaurant
Gym membership reimbursement
A work culture focused on employee wellness and inclusivity
Industry Competitive Salaries
Quality Supervision and a friendly and supportive atmosphere