The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

  • ACCS Certified Peer Recovery Counselor - North County

    Job Locations US-MA-Worcester
    ID
    2018-2903
    # of Openings
    3
    Category
    Supported Living / Case Management
    Min
    USD $15.38/Hr.
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Adult Community Clinical Services(ACCS) are comprehensive clinically focused services provided by a multi-disciplinary team that provides services to adults with mental health needs.  The Bridge is currently seeking qualified candidates in the areas listed below:

     

    ACCS Certified Peer Recovery Counselor in North County

    Responsibilities

    1. Cultivate mutual, non-directive, supportive relationships that promote empowerment and self-learning while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
    2. Provide direct peer support to Persons and families
    3. Share personal experiences with the purpose and intent to build trust and collaboration with people served.
    4. Assist Persons in developing, implementing and monitoring personal recovery goals using a self-directed recovery and wellness planning process.
    5. Provide support to Persons through Life and Care Transitions.
    6. Facilitate Peer skill building and support groups.
    7. Assist peers in identifying and using strengths and interests to develop, implement, and monitor interventions and personal recovery goals.
    8. Demonstrate respect for all Persons regardless of ability status, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.
    9. Facilitate the development of valued community roles including group memberships, employment, or volunteer experiences.
    10. Support the development and maintenance of key skills including stress management, relapse prevention, self-determination, self-advocacy, decision making, and goal planning through the use of recovery tools, including Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP).
    11. Assist peers in the development of a health and wellness plan including relapse prevention, planning and understanding the symptoms of mental illness.
    12. Conduct both 1:1 and group activities geared toward increasing people’s readiness to engage in rehabilitation.
    13. Collaborate with other ACCS team members and agency leadership to ensure that recovery values, language and culture are promoted and upheld.
    14. Implement and document high quality rehabilitation and supports as identified in each Person’s Treatment Plan.
    15. Assist Persons to perform daily routines.
    16. Implement all procedures that ensure the health, safety, and well-being of Persons served.
    17. Maintain a working knowledge of consumer-operated programs and activities in the mental health field, such as Recovery Learning Communities.
    18. Cultivate mutually respectful partnerships, and maintain a helping role and set appropriate limits with people served and family members.
    19. Assist people to access, and/or provide, all needed transportation.
    20. Review and complete all required documentation.
    21. Communicate all pertinent information to all stakeholders.
    22. Attend and participate in all trainings as assigned.
    23. Participate in supervision, team, and other assigned meetings.
    24. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Experience with people with mental illness and ability to forge mutually beneficial relationships with people served while maintaining strong boundaries/ethics. Peer Specialist Certification required.

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