Peer Support Specialist
9 Green Street
Augusta, Maine, 04330
MaineGeneral Health is a leading health care system that is proud of the culture of excellence, compassion and collaboration that extends to our patients and their families. We are committed to attracting people who share our values and strive to provide excellent customer service.
We are offering an exciting full-time opportunity for an individual to join our ACT team as a Peer Support Specialist. If you have a passion for service excellencewe want to hear from you!
Excellent work among excellent colleagues.
Competitive benefit package including several health plans, medical spending accounts, dental, life and disability options.
Generous earned time program.
Retirement plans with potential for employer contributions.
MaineGeneral Medical Center, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is intended to support adults with severe and persistent mental illness toward the goals of recovery, resilience and community based living. The ACT team includes health information specialists, case managers (CMs), psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, nurses, employment specialists, substance use providers and a clinical counselor.
The Peer Support Specialist will provide support services to promote treatment goals and stabilization. The ideal candidate demonstrates critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to excel in a healthcare environment.
Provides information, education, and mentoring related to wellness and recovery.
Assesses individual or group needs to identify and assist in obtaining appropriate services and support.
Educate staff and patients about peer support and recovery based services and opportunities
Documents visits and interventions appropriately according to the standards of the health care organization
The ideal candidate will have:
Valid state driver's license with acceptable driving record required.
Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) preferred.
Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) required within 12 months of hire.
Associates Degree preferred.