The Brien Center* Peer Mentor in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

This position actively supports and assists youth in experiencing success and satisfaction by improving their quality of life by modeling, being an active listener, and sharing the reality of wellness and recovery. The Peer Mentor will promote person-centered self determination and decision making through the use of their own recovery stories and lived experience. Individual with lived experience willing to share positive recovery story for the purpose of promoting recovery and wellness for youth and to support the mission of recovery principles The Peer Support Mentor will have a strong personal recovery skills set Problem solving skills and ability to suggest options and alternatives Support the belief that youth with lived experience can and do recover Strong listening, oral and presentation (communication) skills Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of personal recovery with lived experience Minimum of 1 year of recovery/sobriety for person living with alcohol/substance issues Knowledge of community resources