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Family/Youth Peer Support Specialist

Tri-County Mental Health Services | Oxford, ME 04270

Tri-County Mental Health Services

An excellent part-time opportunity exists for a
Family/Youth Peer Support Specialist - Oxford
(24 Hr/Wk - with benefits! With the potential for increased hours as census builds!)


Use the knowledge gained through your own recovery process to provide patient, caring, and compassionate services to our consumers. As a Peer Support Specialist you will help consumers though connections that:

Build knowledge and skills

Model relationship building, respect, trust and sensitivity

Share experience to offer hope and reassurance

Link to community and natural supports

Challenge them to live independently through recovery

The Behavioral Health Homes model is a team approach to integrating care across all aspects of physical and mental health. The Peer Support Specialist will work with a Clinical Supervisor, Nurse Care Manager, Psychiatric provider, and a Health Home Coordinator to support the success of our consumers in leading a self-directed life and reaching their full potential. Through the use of a shared Electronic Health Record; participation in team meetings and case reviews; inter-agency and intra-agency meetings; and group and individual supervision, the Peer Support Specialist offers hope through sharing their own recovery journey.

Tri-County Mental Health Services has been a leader in community mental health services for over sixty years. The agency is proud of its mission and guiding principles and our approach is guided by clinical principles of recovery, evidence-based treatment and an understanding of the impact of trauma and violence on the lives of the people who choose our services.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Family/ Youth Peer support staff may function as a Family/Youth Support Specialist for children’s services without certification for the first nine months of functioning as a Family/Youth Support Specialist, but may not continue functioning as a Family/Youth Support Specialist beyond nine months: (a) without having received provisional certification by completion of the Core training, and (b) without continuing pursuit of full certification as a Family/Youth Support Specialist for children’s service and maintaining certification as a Family/Youth Support Specialist according to requirements as defined by the Maine Office of Child and Family Services.

High School Diploma/GED, computer proficiency, valid driver’s license and knowledge of and direct experience with mental health services as a self-identified mental health consumer are required.
Volunteer experience at a Peer Center, Peer Support 101 training, provisional CIPSS certificate and/or work experience as a Peer Support Specialist preferred.


Some of the benefits you can expect at Tri-County:

Generous Paid Time Off - full-time employees earn 23 days per year to start (pro-rated for part-time positions of 20 hours/week or more).

Health, Dental & Life Insurances – health benefit eligibility starting at 24 hours/week.

403(b) Retirement Plan - with employer match.

9 Paid Holidays

Opportunities for Growth and Professional Development

Equal Opportunity Employer

Tri-County does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.




Job Code: 2066
Posted On: 06/20/182018-06-20
Closing Date: 07/05/182018-07-05
Telecommute: No
Categories: Healthcare, Non-profit, Social Services
Job Type: Regular
Job Status: Part Time
Minimum Degree: High School or Equivalent
Pay Type: Hourly Wage
Similar Jobs: Within 25 miles of 04270, Healthcare, Non-profit, Social Services

Additional Contact Info

Contact: Jessica Lachance

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