Intentional Warm Line Specialist - Portland
Sweetser | Portland, ME
The Employer has temporarily removed this postingApplies 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 new 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.
Thursday (8 - 4pm), Friday (7:30 - 3:30pm) Saturday (7:30 - 3:30pm)
• 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 peer support, with participants, volunteers and colleagues.
• Fully understands and is able to actively implement the Eight Dimensions of Wellness as described by SAMHSA.
• Models the attributes of respect, trust, sensitivity and confidentiality to participants, volunteers and colleagues.
• Provides support and models healthy relationships.
• Best practices and guidelines will be followed for each shift.
• High School diploma or equivalent is required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
• Provisional CIPS Certification required within Twelve (12) months of hire date.
• State of Maine Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) Certification preferred.
• Meet the annual State of Maine requirements to maintain CIPSS Certification.
• Must have reliable transportation.
• Self-identified mental health and/or substance use consumer.
• Paid, or unpaid, peer support experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Demonstrates understanding of Intentional Peer Support within ninety (90) days of hire.
• Demonstrates knowledge of personal Recovery.
• Ability to be “emotionally present”; recognize when you are not, seek support, and communicate this to the assigned manager.
• Ability to work with diverse populations and accept differences in perspective and values.
• Basic computer skills including receiving and sending emails.
Sweetser has been providing behavioral health services to children and adults since 1828. A nationally recognized and accredited organization, Sweetser offers a continuum of services that address emotional disturbances, mental illnesses, behavioral disorders, substance abuse issues, and learning disabilities.
Working in more than 75 communities throughout Maine, Sweetser’s clinical staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses and licensed clinical social workers, among others. Clinical staff work with a variety of programs designed to improve the health, safety, and quality of life for our clients. Sweetser employees are experienced and many have maintained long careers with the organization.
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!