• Peer Facilitator

    Job Locations US-MA-Brockton
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/23/2019 3:32 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-2072
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Peer Support
    Minimum Pay Rate
    USD $14.00/Hr.
    Maximum Pay Rate
    USD $14.00/Hr.
    City
    Brockton
    State/Province
    Massachusetts
    Postal Code
    02301
  • Overview

    Here at BAMSI, we recognize that our employees are our greatest resource! Are you ready to make a difference? Become a BAMSI believer!

     

    BAMSI's Southeast Recovery Learning Community programs (RLC) are looking for Peer Facilitators to facilitate recovery orientated  groups, assist in maintaining a resource library, assist in the collection and reporting of data, facilitate events and programs of the SERLC, foster a warm and welcoming environment, communicate, represent, and promote the peer perspective in the SERLC and facilitate peer-run groups.

     

    Must have a high school diploma or GED and a personal histoy of recovery and sound understanding of and commitment to the consumer-led recovery movement. Must have lived experience managing your own personal mental illness. Certified Peer Specialist is preferred or willingness to receive CPS within a year. Must have a valid driver's license and own means of transportation. Bi-Lingual in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and/or Cape Verdean Creole preferred.

     

    BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best.  We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.

    We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees’ lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:

    • Generous Time Off Package
    • Highly Specialized Paid Trainings including opportunity to earn CEUs
    • Health and Dental Insurance
    • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
    • 403B plan with discretionary match
    • Wellness Activities
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Career Development Opportunities

    *Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hours.

    Responsibilities

    General Statement of Duties:  To support the Southeast Recovery Learning Community (SERLC) programs.  Peer Facilitators  will facilitate recovery orientated  groups, assist in maintaining a resource library, assist in the collection and reporting of data, facilitate events and programs of the SERLC, foster a warm and welcoming environment, communicate, represent, and promote the peer perspective in the SERLC and facilitate peer-run groups.

     

    Essential Functions:

     

    1. Provides on-going health education, emotional support and encouragement to SERLC participants.

     

    1. Facilitates peer-run groups.

     

    1. Provides assistance in the development of reports and collection of data.

     

    1. Attends and participates in social events, trainings and workshops within the mental health system.

     

    1. Helps to facilitate events and training sessions within the SERLC.

     

    1. Informs, supports and empowers peers receiving mental health services. Acts consistently in a manner that demonstrates dignity and respect for peers. Acts in a calm, gentle manner and treats all peers and professionals alike with respect.\

     

    1.  Acts as role model, sharing personal strengths and skills and promoting hope in recovery.
    2. Maintains knowledge of current available resources and information through department communications, published literature, and other available sources.  Assists in maintaining resource library stocked and up-to-date.
    3. Conforms to agency standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to rights, so that the best possible customer service and individual care may be provided.
    4. Utilizes agency’s behavioral standards as the basis for decision making and to support the department and agency’s mission and goals.
    5. Follows established safety standards, maintaining universal precautions at all times.
    6. Other duties as needed.

     

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or equivalency.  Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services is preferred.
    • Bi-Lingual in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and/or Cape Verdean Creole preferred.
    • Certified Peer Specialist is preferred or willingness to receive CPS within a year.
    • Ability to manage conflict within groups
    • A personal history of recovery and a sound understanding of and commitment to the consumer-led recovery movement.
    • Basic familiarity inclusive of ability to enter and access data/information.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to instill confidence and to advocate for SERLC participants.
    • Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial, and ethnic populations.
    • Must have valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle.

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