Peer Support Specialist - CIPSS
Tri-County Mental Health Services | Lewiston, ME
An excellent full-time opportunity exists in Lewiston for a
Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist
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 offers hope to the people of Maine by providing trauma-informed, integrated services that promote whole health and wellness. Whether you work in clinical, community outreach, direct care, peer support or administrative services, we offer a wide variety of opportunities for seasoned professionals or those embarking on new career paths. When you work for Tri-County you’ll be making a difference in the lives of others by bringing your expertise to the mission, vision and values that make our agency a leading provider of community mental health services. Find out how change can make a world of difference for you. We offer hope.
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.