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Peer Specialist I

Company: Boston Medical Center
Location: Boston
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:The Peer Specialist I will perform various duties to support the Recovery Learning Community (RLC) programs. Peer Specialists I will assist in maintaining a resource library, assist in the collection and reporting of data, facilitate events and programs of the RLC, foster a warm and welcoming environment,, communicate, represent and promote the peer perspective facilitate peer-run groups.Position: Peer Specialist I Department: PsychiatrySchedule: Part TimeESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

  • Provides on-going health education, emotional support and encouragement to Recovery Learning Community (RLC) program participants.
  • Provides assistance in the development of reports and collection of data.
  • Attends and participates in social events, trainings and workshops within the mental health system.
  • Helps to facilitate events and training sessions within the RLC program.
  • Informs, supports and empowers peers receiving mental health services. Acts consistently in a manner that demonstrates dignity and respect for peers. Acts in a calm, gentle manner and treats all peers and professionals alike with respect. Acts as role model, sharing personal strengths and skills and promoting hope in recovery.
  • Maintains knowledge of current available resources and information through department communications, published literature, and other available sources. Assists in maintaining resource library stocked and up-to-date.
  • Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best possible customer service and patient care may be provided.
  • Utilizes hospital's behavioral standards as the basis for decision making and to support the department and hospital's mission and goals.
  • Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.
  • Other duties as needed.
    • Certified Peer Specialist or equivalent experience in a mental health care environment or related work experience required. Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in healthcare field preferred.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
      • Certified Peer Specialist preferred.EXPERIENCE:
        • Current or previous experience as recipient of mental health services required (Referred by department).KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

          • Basic computer familiarity inclusive of ability to enter and access data/information.
          • Excellent interpersonal skills to instill confidence and to advocate for patients and their family.
          • Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations.
            Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Keywords: Boston Medical Center, Boston , Peer Specialist I, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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