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Certified Peer Specialist

Company: Fellowship Health Resources
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description The Peer Specialist serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary mobile team that provides intensive treatment, rehabilitation, and supportive services for individuals experiencing multiple life challenges, such as homelessness, unemployment, addictive disorders, legal involvement, and/or significant medical conditions. Service delivery is based on a person-centered, strength-based model and with advocacy that focuses on individuals recovery. Qualifications: The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)requires a high school diploma and Certification as a Peer Specialist. An AA or BA in Human Services is preferred. The Peer Specialist must be a person with lived experience defined as having experienced a mental health condition resulting in significant life disruption. Preference will be given to candidates that may meet the cultural and linguistic needs of the community. Must have own vehicle and be willing to transports persons served. Additionally the CPS must practice active listening skills and be willing to share ones own recovery experience. Ideally the CPS should be familiar with Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP), and be open to becoming certified as a WRAP group facilitator, and be able to facilitate a peer support group. The CPS must be willing to support the chosen recovery path of persons served.

Company Description About Fellowship Health Resources: Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR) fosters hope and recovery. We provide behavioral health services to improve the quality of life for individuals living with mental illness and addictions. FHR serves over 7,000 individuals through a person-centered approach across 7 states. The cornerstone of our success is FHRs deep and longstanding commitment to the principles of recovery and the inclusion of peers in the recovery process.

FHR has developed, trains and utilizes the PRISMMODEL approach which is: Person-centered, Respectful, Individualized, Strength-based and Mission-driven.

Visit our website to learn more about our programs, job opportunities, and view a video about what it's like to be a part of the FHR team: FHR is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity in the workplace.

Keywords: Fellowship Health Resources, New Bedford , Certified Peer Specialist, Other , New Bedford, Massachusetts

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