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Peer Wellness Coach - part time

Company: Gandara Mental Health Center
Location: Springfield
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Peer Wellness Coach - part time183-379
Peer Wellness Coach
The Peer Wellness Coach will provide health skill-building and supports. Specific interventions may include
supporting the participant in being able to have conversations with various providers to access health support and
treatment and assisting them in gaining confidence in asserting personal health concerns and questions, while also
assisting the participant in building and maintaining self-management skills. Health should be discussed as a
process instead of a destination.




Duties
-- Engage participants to complete an assessment of physical wellness strengths; assist the participant in
understanding whole health and the role of health screenings
-- Act as a member of team to support the participant with primary care physician visits and other medical
appointments such as screening clinics, diagnosis centers, tech labs, and allied health services
-- Facilitates groups to support improved health outcomes for program participants
-- Works closely with Wellness Coordinator to engage participants in appropriate services and resources and
assists with care coordination.
-- Completes all tracking and reporting requirements for outcomes and evaluation.
-- Assist participant to coordinate care among providers, which may include facilitating communication with
health care providers
-- Motivate and educate participants and their family/caregivers about the importance of preventive
services, self-management of chronic health conditions and wellness activities
-- Link participants to community-based support services
-- Regularly attend and participate in team meetings
Job Requirements
-- High School Diploma or GED mandatory, Associate or Bachelor's degree preferred
-- Knowledge of Recovery-based concepts preferred (Recovery Coach, and/or Peer Specialist certificate is a
plus). Lived experience is a plus.
-- Experience and knowledge regarding the addiction treatment service system, recovery coaching or WRAP,
wellness and community resources is preferred
-- Bilingual Mandatory - Fluent in English and Spanish
Benefits


  • Retirement Plan 403(b)
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid vacations
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 8 discretionary days a year
  • Discounts offered to your T-Mobile, Verizon and/or Sprint plans

    The Gandara Mental Health Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
    G--ndara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse and preventive services for children, adults and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community.

    Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
    Part-Time PI115974566

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