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Peer Support Specialist-ACT

Department: Adult - Multiple Locations
Location: Claremont - Lebanon, NH

West Central Behavioral Health

Peer Support for ACT TEAM

West Central Behavioral Health is looking to hire someone prepared to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others? Do you want to share your life experiences with mental health and/or addiction to aid others in their recovery? If so, we want you to join our professional and dedicated team of clinicians. With the mental health center staff, you will assist clients achieve their recovery goals.

The Peer Support Specialist uses his/her experience of recovery from mental health and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training to deliver services in mental health settings to provide mind-body recovery and resiliency. The Peer Support Specialist works as part of an interdisciplinary team for clients who require community-based services and assists individuals with engaging in services and supports as part of the recovery plan.

Responsibilities:

The Peer Support Specialists works with clients to:

  • be community based
  • talk about different systems and what treatment worked for them
  • transport to different places within the community
  • utilize specific interventions designed to support and meet recovery goals.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diplomas or GED
  • Life experience that increases awareness of the needs of adults with serious mental health illness
  • Have working knowledge of issues faced by those who experience serious mental illness
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Develop effective working relationships
  • Ability to lift, push and/or pull 10 lbs.

West Central offers a generous benefit package including medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 403b retirement plan with employer matching, tuition reimbursement, local discounts, paid holidays and paid time off!

For over forty years, West Central Behavioral Health, a community mental health organization, has dedicated itself to"...promote, preserve and strengthen the mental health and quality of life in our community." To accomplish this, West Central has assembled a team of talented professionals. Working together toward a common goal, our staff served nearly 2,700 children, adolescents and adults last year.

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