The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Peer Outreach Counselor - TACT (Marlborough)

US-MA-Marlborough
ID
2017-2625
# of Openings
1
Category
Supported Living / Case Management
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

This program is designed to assist young adults with mental health challenges to live in their own residences. The purpose of the program is to support transition-age adults with personal goals by helping to increase their independence, find jobs, live successfully in the community, pursue educational goals, and manage skills of daily living. This program offers Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Peer Support and Supported Employment as the treatment options.

Responsibilities

Supported Housing Counselors/Peer Outreach Counselors are responsible for providing support services, transportation of individuals, medication administration, and service documentation as required. Peer Outreach Counselors also provide crisis counseling to all individuals as needed and maintain an assigned caseload.  

 

The Peer Outreach Counselor/ Supported Housing Counselor is to provide support to the adults served through peer counseling and drawing on common experiences as a peer to validate the experiences of individuals served. The POC/SHC provides assistance to the adults served in the program by developing, implementing and monitoring personal recovery goals using a self directed recovery and wellness planning process, as well as providing consultation to the staff team from a mental health perspective and offering opinions on treatment and recovery options for individuals served. The POC/SHC also prepares and presents reports at case conferences and review meetings.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Social Services/Human Services related field.
  • One year’s experience working with young adults living with mental illness.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite including Word.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED/HiSET.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must be First Aid, CPR, and MAP (Medication Administration Program) certified or certifiable.
  • Must be or have been a recipient of mental health services for serious and persistent mental illness and be able to use and share this experience to benefit the team and the individuals served. 
  • Must be able to manage his or her own mental health symptoms, and must demonstrate strong recovery orientation. 
  • Must have the ability to apply and promote core values of the program, self determination, self management, strength based approaches, meaningful occupation and hope, as well as utilize personal experience to teach, validate and motivate others. 

 

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