Certified Peer Specialist
Company: Behavorial Health Network, Inc
Posted on: January 11, 2022
If you are an amazing service provider and are ready for you
next lifesaving experience then keep reading because this is for
Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a
Certified Peer Specialist 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
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 Crisis
Program with the following:
Act as liaison between law enforcement personnel/ behavioral health
provider staff and individuals served/families
Providing high quality community based care to all individuals.
Tending to individuals served and families' basic needs, including
food and drink.
Aids in providing telephonic consumer support.
Documenting services in a manner that is compliant with all
Sharing and model the recovery-oriented philosophy; including
education around self-determination, transparency and peer
Providing support to consumers and families.
Educating consumers and families about the assessment/intervention
Liaison between master's level clinician, Law Enforcement and
consumers/families, by updating consumers and families during the
Assisting in aiding consumers and families during the transition to
Shares and models the recovery-oriented philosophy, including
education around coping skills.
Reasons to work with Crisis Program:
Great team environment
Comprehensive new hiring training
Clinical supervision available/provided for license eligible
Professional growth opportunities
Work with diverse staff and people served
Work with an agency who does amazing things for others
You will be able to change a person's life
You will expand your working relationship with treatment
Excellent benefits package & time off benefits available
Who are we?
BHN's Crisis Program provides 24/7 front line response to
individuals of all ages who are experiencing a behavioral health
crisis, regardless of insurance. BHN provides services on a mobile
basis, including home and community-based settings or in an
emergency department when needed.
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.
What are we looking for in a Certified Peer Specialist?
High school diploma or GED equivalent (required).
Knowledge of delivery systems, organizational skills, understanding
crisis intervention (preferred).
Knowledge and application of the Recovery Oriented model, specific
to those experiencing a mental health crisis (preferred).
Knowledge of local community resources, including
recovery-oriented, peer support services (preferred).
Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Must display empathic skills and the ability to establish rapport
with consumers, family members and service providers
Must have familiarity with internet, word processing and email
Must have reliable transportation during each shift to provide
community based services (required).
Must be an adult who has utilized mental health services, is in
recovery from mental illness, and believes in the Recovery Oriented
Model of care (required).
Within 1 year of hire date must complete the Peer Specialist
certification training and pass the exam to become a Certified Peer
Specialist (CPS) (required).
How to apply to be a Certified 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 & diversity and
strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.
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