The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Part-Time Peer Outreach Counselor - N. County Respite/Mobile Respite (Gardner)

US-MA-Gardner
ID
2017-2692
# of Openings
2
Category
Residential
Min
USD $13.97/Hr.
Type
Regular Part-Time

Overview

The Bridge is a human service agency that provides counseling services to people facing challenges. A new 6 bed mobile respite and site based respite program is opening. It will be located in Gardner, Ma. In addition to providing on site mobile respite services, the program will also work with individuals in the community providing short term support services. These services are meant to identify and asses the immediate needs of the individuals referred by DMH, and provide short term support in achieving their more immediate needs.

 

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 tuition reimbursement for continuing education. 

Responsibilities

The Peer Outreach Counselor 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 and experiences.

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.
  • Certified Peer Specialist required.

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