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Peer Support Specialist- Community Behavioral Health Center

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

Location: -CHA Cambridge Hospital -
Work Days: -Flexible
Category: -Allied Health
Department: -Psych Transition Service - -
Job Type:PT20Plus HPW - -
Work Shift:Day / Evening -
Hours/Week:20.00 -
Union:Yes -
Union Name:CH Laborers 380 -DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:The Psychiatry Access Service provides both Transitional Care and has a Partial Hospital Program. The mission of the service is to provide a holding treatment environment for patients transitioning from Inpatient Level of care, or Psychiatric Emergency Room.Summary:

  • Peer Support Specialist for RISE will provide FEP program members the active peer supports that are known to play a crucial role in recovery from mental illness.
  • These supports will be in the service of promoting greater independence, consistent engagement in treatment, community integration, and pursuit of each individual's life goals.
  • These peer-to-peer interactions will take place alongside clinical treatment on days when RISE groups are held (currently Tuesdays), as well as virtually or in the community on other days.
  • Non-clinic based supports may consist of conversing with program members (either by phone or in person), accompanying them to important events related to school or work, or facilitating RISE group activities (e.g. outdoor activities/games at nearby parks, group social outings).MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Certified Peer Specialist as determined by the Department of Mental Health.
    • Experience: Must be a self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services; or a self-identified person in recovery from mental illness; or a family member of an individual who is a current or former recipient of mental health services.
    • Person must share when applying how they have "lived" personal experience leading to an understanding of the needs of persons with mental health & substance use issues.In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.
      Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.
      Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.
      At CHA, you can believe in where you work and go home every day knowing you made a difference. Join our team and help us bring Care to the People.

Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge , Peer Support Specialist- Community Behavioral Health Center, Healthcare , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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