The Bridge is a human service agency that provides counseling services to people facing challenges. The Peer Support Employee 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. S/he collaborates to promote a team culture that recognizes, understands and respects each clients’ point of view, experiences and preferences.
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.
Primary duties include provision of peer counseling and consultation to individual clients, families and team staff; act as liaison with community resources; carry our rehabilitation and support functions; assist in treatment, substance abuse services, education, and crisis intervention under the supervision of staff with professional degrees; assist in activities of daily living; provide side-by-side support, coaching and encouragement to help clients socialize and structure leisure time activities; lead individual and group social and recreational activities.