Peer Support Specialist
Kennebec Behavioral Health | Farmington, ME
Kennebec Behavioral Health, named as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine, is currently seeking a part-time Peer Support Specialist to join our Behavioral Health Homes team in the Farmington area! The Peer Support Specialist will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team to provide peer support and consumer information to participants in the Behavioral Health Home program as a way to regain control over their own recovery process.
The Peer Support Specialist will use their experience with personal recovery to support participants and will teach and model the value of every individual’s recovery experience. The candidate will advocate for the participants and inform them of community and natural supports and how to utilize them in the recovery process.
- Knowledge of and direct experience with mental health services as a self-identified mental health consumer.
- Must obtain Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) certification in the state of Maine within 12 months of hire and maintain certification during employment.
- Volunteer experience at a Peer Center, Peer Support 101 training, provisional CIPSS certification and/or work experience has a Peer Support Specialist is preferred.