Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Peer Specialist in the Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) at Behavioral Health Network!
In accordance with the BHN Mandatory COVID vaccine policy - all staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated no later than day one of employment. Medical or religious exemptions will be offered and must be approved prior to starting work.
The same guidelines noted above apply during flu season (defined as December 1st - through end of flu season as announced by the CDC) for BHN's Mandatory Influenza Vaccine policy.
Additionally, BHN is a Tobacco Free workplace. All Staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors agree not to smell of or use Tobacco or ENDS products while on paid work time or within sight of any BHN facility.
Your experience, knowledge and great skills will support the Peer Specialist program with the following:
Providing assistance, monitor and crisis intervention for adults on their daily living.
Ensuring quality of life through empowerment, safety awareness, respect and dignity.
Facilitating mutual support and self-help groups and activities to support needs, wants and hopes of people receiving services.
Sharing your own experience of recovery to support the persons served
Assisting individuals with organizing life activities.
Providing support, resource information, and advocacy to help individuals move forward in their own process.
Supporting consumers and families around behavioral needs and medical needs.
Providing safe and timely transportation in your own vehicle, as needed for medical appointments, recreational and other activities.
Who are we?
The Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) program is a highly integrated outreach and 24/7 residential program that helps individuals meet their goals and reduce hospitalizations. PACT provides clinical wraparound support in the community and in our group residential program to perpetuate recovery and wellness for the individuals served. The PACT team is forensic-focused and designed to reduce arrests and incarcerations.
Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.
Reasons to work with BHN:
Work with an agency who does amazing things for others
You will be able to change a person's life
You will expand your experience in various areas of mental & behavioral health
You will have the opportunity to grow within the agency
You will not be bored with our fast-paced environment
You will have excellent benefits package & time off benefits available
What are we looking for in a Peer Specialist?
Commitment to empowerment and growth, human rights, and community integration of individuals served.
High school diploma or G.E.D. with experience (required); Bachelor's Degree (preferred).
At least six months of experience in human services (preferred).
Lived experience of mental health recovery (required).
Massachusetts Certified Peer Specialist Training (preferred).
Valid driver's license and a reliable car available for working hours (required).
How do I apply to be a Peer Specialist?
If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhnworks.org and click on "Browse All Jobs" to apply!
BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.
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