Peer Support Specialist - Residential
Tri-County Mental Health Services | Lewiston, ME
Maine's most comprehensive provider of mental health and substance abuse services offering hope since 1950!
Peer Support Specialist
in our Community Housing Program.
This position serves as a crucial member of our Community Housing Team providing participant (consumer) information and peer support within residential and community settings. This individual performs a wide range of tasks to assist participants in regaining control over their own lives and over their own recovery process. By applying the tools the Peer Support Specialist has developed in her/his own recovery, as well as the philosophy and values of Intentional Peer Support, the Peer Support Specialist will build a connection, consider worldview, maintain mutuality and move towards a new way of being within the new relationship with the participant. The Peer Support Specialist will also collaborate, coach and challenge participants in viewing crisis as an opportunity for growth and change.
Certification Training Provided - Quality Supervision - Flexible Work Schedule
Equal Opportunity Employer
Qualified candidates must have (or be able to obtain within 12 months of hire) the Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) certification; and this certification must be maintained during employment. High School Diploma/Equivalency, computer proficiency, valid driver’s license and experience with mental health services as a self-identified consumer of mental health services 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 Trainings *Opportunities for Professional Development!
Lewiston and surrounding areas.