Family/Youth Peer Support Specialist
Tri-County Mental Health Services | Oxford, ME
Maine's most comprehensive mental health center!
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 TCMHS: *Competitive Salary *Generous Paid Time Off *9 Paid Holidays *Flexible/Compressed Work Week *Health Insurance *Dental Insurance *Long & Short Term Disability *Employer Contributed Tax Sheltered Annuity (Retirement Plan) *Clinical Supervision *Paid Training *Opportunities for Professional Development!