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Behavioral Health Network Certified Peer Specialist in Springfield, Massachusetts

If you are reliable, caring, and are looking to make a difference in other people's lives and want a place to grow your career, come join the team here at BHN where you belong. Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Certified Peer Specialist in the Crisis Program at Behavioral Health Network! The pursuit of our individuals' development of autonomy, self-esteem, and involvement in their own care is highly supported and encouraged. Peer Specialists assist to empower those we serve to be in the ?driver?s seat? of their lives, and to clearly define their needs, wants, hopes and dreams.and we help make that happen. Our employees are the most important asset in improving the lives of the individuals we serve. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for community involvement, diversity, the opportunity to gain highly marketable skills, and to take on challenges. BHN is committed to growing our own employees and promoting from within. BHN's Crisis Program provides 24/7 front line response to individuals of all ages who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, regardless of insurance. BHN provides services on a mobile basis, including home and community-based settings or in an emergency department when needed. Certified Peer Specialists at Behavioral Health Network have the following qualities: Are adults who have previously utilized mental health or substance abuse services, are currently in recovery, and are excited to model recovery for others experiencing similar struggles. Have a heart for people who are hurting and a desire to help ease the suffering of others. Believe recovery is possible for all people who experience mental health and substance use challenges, including a knowledge and application of the Recovery Oriented Model specific to those experiencing a mental health crisis. Work well in a team. Display empathic skills and the ability to establish rapport with individuals served, family members, and service providers. Have knowledge of delivery systems, organizational skills, understanding crisis intervention. Are familiar with internet, word processing and email systems. Prior experience working in Peer Support Services (required). Current Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) certification (preferred). Recommended Skills Mental Health / Service Provider / Cloud Platform System / Certified Professional Secretary / Central Process Scheduling / Child Protective Services