The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Part-Time Peer Support Worker - Marlboro Young Adult Residence (MYAR) - Sign-on bonus!

US-MA-Marlboro
ID
2017-2652
# of Openings
1
Category
Supported Living / Case Management
Min
USD $12.26/Hr.
Type
Regular Part-Time

Overview

The Bridge is a human service agency that provides counseling services to people facing challenges. This program provides therapeutic services for young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 with mental health challenges.  The program is designed to help the young adults referred by the Department of Mental Health develop independent living skills, healthy relationships, personal independence, and the skills to manage their illness. This program offers Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Peer Support and utilizes Supported Employment and Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) as the treatment models. The program also utilizes the Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy Model (CT-R) to help staff support the young adults living in this program develop meaningful life goals that align with their treatment. The CT-R model uses interventions such as engagement, guided discovery, and building meaningful activities and relationships to help the individual define what recovery means to them and increase community integration to prepare for independent living.

 

The Bridge provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), as well as various trainings in which to obtain CEU’s, and opportunities for advancement. The Bridge is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides some tuition reimbursement for continuing education. 

Responsibilities

The Peer Support Worker functions as a fully integrated team member to provide expertise about the recovery process and symptom management to DMH-referred transition age young adults with emotional and behavioral difficulties.  The PSW collaborates to promote a team culture that recognizes, understands, and respects each client’s point of view, experiences, and preferences.

Qualifications

  • Candidates must have been a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness and be able to use and share this experience to benefit other individuals; must be able to manage own mental health symptoms and must demonstrate strong recovery orientation. 
  • Eligible candidates must have good oral and written communication skills and the capability of establishing supportive, trusting relationships.
  • This position provides services and networking to adults and young adults in North County. 
  • Eligible candidates must be at least 20 years of age with the minimum of a high school diploma or GED,.
  • Current and valid driver's license. 
  • Candidates must be CPR, First Aid certified or certifiable.
  • This is a part-time position.

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