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We have an exciting opportunity for an Outreach Peer Specialist to join our long-standing, growing and highly regarded organization!
Peer Specialists are individuals currently in recovery who have lived experience with mental health disorders and have been trained to help their peers with a similar experience to gain hope, explore their own recovery pathway, and achieve life goals.
In this SAMHSA/FEMA grant funded position, the Outreach Peer Specialist provides outreach services to individuals, families and communities adversely impacted by the current pandemic. The Outreach Peer Specialist will be a part of a larger team of counselors and clinicians.
The Outreach Peer Specialist will:
- support the voices and choices of the people they help – removing obstacles to recovery
- link individuals to a recovery community
- serve as a personal guide and mentor
- work with a broad range of individuals to develop coping skills necessary to manage the stress from COVID-19 in order to support their recovery
- will provide education to persons engaged in services but may also utilize their own recovery experience and knowledge with the entire treatment team
This is a federally funded 9-month program.
Most of the work will be completed remotely for this project.
Our ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, creative problem solver who has a passion for helping others. A solid team player who is willing and able to think outside of the box. If you think you could fit this role well, please apply and join a team of like minded/hearted people to reach out to Massachusetts residents who are struggling in these times of uncertainty.
- Bilingual in Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole or Haitian Creole strongly preferred
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to learn and use technology such as Zoom and social media
- Basic computer fluency (including Microsoft Office) required
- Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred; High School diploma required
- Certification as a Peer Specialist in Massachusetts required
- One year experience working or volunteering in a service-related role
- Experience working with a wide range of communities from varied racial/ ethnic/ gender/ language/ physical ability backgrounds
Riverside Community Care is dedicated to respect, integrity and engagement of all individuals. We are committed to building an inclusive and culturally competent organization and we value the richness of having a diverse applicant pool. As an employer committed to equal opportunity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.