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Riverside Community Care Young Adult Peer Mentor - Part Time in Somerville, Massachusetts

Riverside Community Care is seeking a Part Time (20 hours/week) Peer Mentor to provide peer assistance to a young adult population!

The Peer Mentor will guide youth through their recovery process providing outreach, peer support and advocacy, all in accordance to the client’s individual treatment plan.

The Peer Mentor will, as well, help clients to gain access to recovery resources and communities.

Working in coordination with our Intensive Community Services home based teams, the Peer Mentor will use their recovery experience as a positive model for clients’ process.

Why You'll Love RiversideWe make a true difference in people’s lives through rewarding work. Most of our jobs come with great benefits – including healthcare, numerous professional development opportunities, and generous time off - all in a respectful and inclusive environment, perhaps why Forbes named Riverside a best-in-state employer.

Benefits include:

  • Comprehensive, high-quality health, dental, and vision insurance options

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – both medical and dependent care

  • Eleven paid holidays

  • Separate accruals for vacation (increases with tenure), personal, and sick time

  • Tax-deferred 403(b) retirement savings plan

  • Employee Assistance Plan / Travel Assistance Plan

  • Employee bonus for referrals resulting in hiring

  • Discounts to movie theaters, sporting, and entertainment events

  • Employee YMCA discount: 10% off a YMCA monthly membership and 50% off the joiner’s fee

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Required Skills

  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office) required

  • Valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and regular access to a reliable vehicle required

Required Experience

  • Experience as consumer of services or family member of a consumer preferred

  • High School Degree/GED required, Bachelors preferred

  • One year experience working with target population required, though experience as a consumer can be substituted

  • Certification as a Peer Specialist preferred; Riverside will help candidate obtain certification once employed if not currently certified

    Riverside Community Care is dedicated to respect, integrity and engagement of all individuals. We are committed to building an inclusive and culturally competent organization and we value the richness of having a diverse applicant pool. As an employer committed to equal opportunity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.