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Volunteer Coordinator

Company: Gandara
Location: Holyoke
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Volunteer Coordinator - Hope for Holyoke*Bilingual Candidates Encouraged To Apply*EOE M/F/D/VThe 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. We believe in our communities and value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community. Our mission is to promote the well-being of Hispanics, African-Americans, and other culturally diverse populations, through innovative, culturally competent behavioral health, prevention, and educational services -Empowering Lives. Restoring FamiliesThe Peer Leader Coordinator is responsible to coordinate and supervising members who become Peer Leaders at the center. Responsible to develop and maintain peer-to-peer support services and support activities provided for and by people in recovery from substance use. The recovery support center operates with peer governance and uses the peer participatory process to create a safe, inclusive environment to promote ongoing growth and long-term recovery.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESResponsible for daily supervision of Peer Leaders/Volunteers.Manages peer support and peer activities, including peer-facilitated recovery groups and community activities.Responsible for developing schedules and work plans for Peer Leaders.Assists with gathering required survey data and data entering into recovery measures application.Acts as the liaison to the Ethics Committee.Responsible for coordinating peers participating in community activities and events with the goal of addressing and decreasing the stigma of addiction.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESHigh School Diploma/GED, is required.Support all paths to recovery and have a minimum of 2 years of solid recovery or have lived experience as an individual affected by substance abuse in the family.Embrace and work in a culturally and linguistically diverse recovery community.Have a comprehensive understanding of substance addiction and recovery.Communicate effectively orally and in writing.Have strong interpersonal boundaries.Have better than average experience using a computer and required software.Have experience and knowledge of the Brockton and South Shore community, its recovery communities, organizations, and service providers.Be able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.BenefitsRetirement Plan 403(b) Employer MatchHealth, Dental, Vision, and Life InsurancePaid vacationsPaid holidays8 discretionary days a yearHiring Incentives**Mileage reimbursementWellness incentiveThe Gandara Mental Health Centerprovides 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.

Keywords: Gandara, Springfield , Volunteer Coordinator, Other , Holyoke, Massachusetts

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