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Intentional Peer Support Specialist - Integrated (Lewiston)

Sweetser | Lewiston, ME

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Intentional Peer Support Specialist - Integrated (Lewiston)
Job Code: 8887 Location: Lewiston 04240 Department: Behavioral Health Home FT/PT Status: Full Time Summary: This position is located in Lewiston and will work with the Behavioral Health Home Organization team to apply the tools developed in his or her own recovery as well as the philosophy and values of Intentional Peer Support to build a connection, consider world view, maintain mutuality, and move towards a new way of being within the relationship being built with the individual. The Peer Support Specialist will collaborate, coach, and challenge individuals in viewing life's challenges as an opportunity for growth and change; within each individual's recovery process.

  • Fully understands and is able to actively implement the three principles and four tasks of Intentional Peer Support.
  • Models relationship building, based on the four tasks of intentional peer support with participants, volunteers and colleagues.
  • Understands and actively implements the Eight Dimensions of Wellness as descried by SAMSHA.
  • Offer support and models healthy relationships.
  • Models the attributes of respect, trust, sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • May represent Recovery Services at new employee orientations.
  • Follows best practices and guidelines established for each program: Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Behavioral Health Home (BHH) and/or Mobile Crisis Team.

  • Maintain a valid state driver's license.
  • State of Maine Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) Certification preferred or
  • Provisional CIPSS Certification within twelve months of hire date.
  • Meet the annual State of Maine requirements to maintain CIPSS Certification.

  • Self-identified mental health and/or substance use consumer.
  • Paid or unpaid peer support experience preferred.

    About Sweetser

    Nationally recognized and accredited, each year Sweetser connects 20,000 children, adults, and family members with the services they need and deserve in the treatment of mental illness. The organization's roots in residential care for children date back to 1828.

    Our caring and compassionate professionals provide services in mental health, recovery and education, creating promising futures for the children, adults and families we serve. Our professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses and licensed clinical social workers, supporting our statewide network of care:

    * Community-based services: Assertive Community Treatment, Behavioral Health Home, Community
    Integration, Primary Care Integration, and School-based Services
    * Crisis Services: Crisis Stabilization Units, and Mobile Crisis Intervention
    * Outpatient Services: Affiliate Network, Individual, Family or Group Therapy, New England Eating Disorders, Psychiatric
    Services, Psychological Testing, School-based Therapy, and Substance Use Disorder Therapy
    * Peer Services: Intentional Warm Line, and Peer Training Network
    * Residential and Educational Services: Day Treatment Services, FOCUS Through Adventure, and Specialized Schools

    As part of our dynamic, growing organization, you can help make a difference in the lives of the children, adults, and families of Maine. A nationally recognized and accredited leader, we have the resources to help you excel: competitive salaries, a wide range of benefits and a motivated team of more than 700 employees. Find out how Sweetser can make all the difference in your career!
    Job Code: 8887
    Posted On: 2019-02-02 11:00:20
    Closing Date: Open Until Filled
    Telecommute: No
    Categories: Healthcare, Professional Services, Customer Service
    Job Status: Full Time
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    Additional Contact Info

    Phone: (207) 294-4425