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Eliot Community Human Services Peer Specialist ACCS in Danvers, Massachusetts

Description

Eliot is seeking an experienced Peer Specialist with outstanding support skills, experience with mental health and treatment. The chosen person will be scrappy, empathetic, and motivated to improve the lives of adult with mental illnesses. Our ideal candidate will be driven, with an interpersonal savvy that allows you to develop lasting relationships with both the people we serve and with ACCS Team Members.

Eliot's Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) program is an innovative clinical model that focuses on meeting each individual where they are at as we develop creative clinical interventions to support individuals in achieving their life goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Empower Persons with mental illness to exercise autonomy in all aspects of their life. Assist Persons with identifying choices and developing skills in self advocacy.

  • Collaborate with other staff members to ensure that the Person’s perspective is always included, that preferences are recognized and that Person choices are maximized.

  • Provide training and consultation to staff to facilitate the understanding of Person perspectives as needed.

  • Provide guidance to Persons in recovery process. Provide advocacy, support, and education during intake and transition processes across the spectrum of services and transition to independence. Assist Persons with being able to identify personal methods of recovery from mental illness and to develop self management plans to address their experiences.

  • Promote hope and empowerment through meetings and support with Persons. Collaborate with the team to ensure that the Person’s perspective is always included, that preferences are recognized and that Person choices are maximized.

  • Participate in the development of TP’s (Treatment Plans). Assist the Person and the team in developing Person centered plans. Assist and encourage Persons to participate in developing the treatment plan by assisting Persons in communicating their personal recovery goals

  • Ensure that services are culturally competent, strengths based, recovery based, focused on rehabilitation and are inclusive of Person preferences. Ensure that the Person is at the center of all care and that all interventions are developed and provided in a manner consistent with Person preferences.

    Schedule: Mon- Fri 8am-4pm

    *Eliot mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, please discuss the requirements with the hiring manager during the interview process.

Qualifications

Skills

Preferred

  • Administrative Tasks: Intermediate

  • Computer Software Skills: Some Knowledge

  • Communication Skills: Intermediate

Education

Preferred

  • High School or better

  • General Equivalent Diplom or better

Licenses & Certifications

Preferred

  • MA DRIVER'S LICENSE

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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