Job Openings

There are several job openings for peer roles currently posted in the Western Mass area. At present, the RLC is hiring for per diem support particularly in Holyoke and Springfield. See the following ad for details:

Per-diem advocates, Western Mass RLC: The Western Mass RLC is currently accepting applications for individuals interested in working in a per diem (as needed) capacity to support our centers in Holyoke and Springfield. Responsibilities may include facilitating groups, holding space and offering mutual support, sharing resource information, and so on.

No prior peer-to-peer support experience required, although some exposure to relevant values, approaches, and/or training is very useful. Personal experience with trauma, psychiatric diagnosis, and/or use of mental health services is required.

Please submit cover letter and resume by clicking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please apply by Friday, January 15th, 2016.

Peer Support roles at the Behavioral Health Network:

Certified Peer Specialist, the Living Room: Full-time position offering peer support in person and by telephone to individuals and their families. Tends to basic needs, and share and model recovery-oriented philosophy, including education around coping skills. Knowledge of delivery systems, recovery-oriented model, etc. required.

Peer Specialist: Full-time position sharing wisdom gained through own recovery process and personal experiences navigating mental health and other systems. Provides support, resource information, advocacy, and related offerings to help others move forward in their own process. Facilitates mutual support and self-help groups. Must be committed to empowerment and growth, human rights, and community integration of individuals served.

Peer Support Specialist: Full-time position helping to orient individuals to program services, supports access to other services, facilitates participation in mutual support and self-help groups, etc. Ability to function as role model and competency in personal recovery and coping skills required.

For more responsibilities and requirements for these positions: Click here and type ‘peer specialist’ in the ‘job title or category’ bar and type 'peer specialist'!

Peer Support roles at Clinical & Support Options:

Peer recovery Advocate: Part-time 20 hours/week (potential for full-time if willing to combine work at other sites). Provide information, resources, advocacy and related services to support individuals through the crisis evaluation and stabilization. Offer hope and role modeling of recovery by sharing personal recovery experiences in a thoughtful way as appropriate.

Experience receiving mental health services and willingness to share knowledge and experience of recovery essential.  

For more responsibilities and requirements: Click here

On-line Group Facilitators, Support Group   Central:

We are looking for part-time peer support specialists to facilitate online meetings.  Our web conference-based group meetings are 90-minutes in length and are for people who are recovering from mental health issues.  The meetings are structured with both educational content and sharing / support segments.  Meeting materials and training are provided.

Group facilitation experience, strong computer skills and personal experience with mental health recovery are required.  Must also have computer with high speed internet connection, webcam, VOIP capability and separate telephone line with a speakerphone or headphone.  Must be a Certified Peer Support Specialist or equivalent.  Background in social sciences is helpful as is a college degree.

Learn more about us at www.supportgroupscentral.com.  Support Groups Central is a division of Peer Support Solutions.

Please send resume with cover email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - no phone calls please.

 

For more information on peer support jobs in Western Mass and beyond, visit the Transformation Center's job postings!!