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Peer Specialist - The Massachusetts General Hospital (MA) Posted 8/31/2017
The Massachusetts General Hospital is currently looking for a Peer Specialist (PS) to work 10 hours per week for the First Episode and Early Psychosis Program. The position is open immediately. Please note this position is temporary in nature and not eligible for benefits.
The PS provides a variety of recovery-oriented services to individuals who receive treatment at the First Episode and Early Psychosis Program at MGH. The PS is an integrated team member who helps promote greater independence, community integration, and recovery from mental illness. Services provided by peers include a wide range of supports, including advocacy and contribution to a client’s ability to engage in ongoing treatment. The PS provides guidance from their personal road to recovery and rehabilitative services that enable people to increase functioning in the living, working, and social environments of their choice.
The PS will:
To apply click on the link below (job number: 3042371)
The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. This critical mission is accomplished by working in partnership with other state agencies, individuals, families, providers and communities.
The Director of Recovery will play an integral role in the development and maintenance of key components of a person-centered, recovery-oriented and culturally sensitive service system in the Western MA Area. The Director will provide project management and oversight for targeted DMH initiatives including suicide prevention, community integration, peer -run services, trauma-informed approaches, services for co-occurring mental health and substance use issues, and the integration of peer perspectives in all aspects of the work of the Area. The Director will provide leadership, technical assistance, and programmatic expertise in project management activities with a demonstrated capacity for building consensus with a diverse group of stakeholders that includes people with lived experience, family members, providers of mental health services, other members of the community, and the DMH workforce.
The Director will provide leadership in the ongoing development of a system which is grounded in the principles of recovery, considers peoples background and culture and is trauma-informed. The Director will provide input into policy development to ensure programs developed are continually evaluated for successes through defining expectations, measuring outcomes, and providing guidance for corrective measures to ensure programmatic success.
The Director will strive to increase the understanding and implementation of evidence-based and promising practices throughout the area. Best practice standards for case management to achieve a person-centered, trauma informed, strengths-based, and culturally inclusive service delivery system will be identified and reinforced throughout the Area.
Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.
For questions, please contact Human Resources at 413-784-9339.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Official Title: Program Manager IV
Apply online at https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/joblist.ftl [Sort by Job Title (Ascending Order) and look for Director of Recovery]
The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS), a nationally acclaimed state and national mental health system change agent dedicated to advancing the recovery, rehabilitation, rights and full community inclusion of people with psychiatric disabilities or diagnoses, seeks to fill the following posts:
DIRECTOR OF PEER SERVICES
The Director for Peer Services oversees and supports the development and implementation of nationally replicated peer service innovations and corresponding training and technical assistance. This position may be located in the Albany or New York City areas. This position will ensure the successful delivery and continued refinement of NYAPRS peer service demonstrations and pilots using multiple forms of reimbursement; they will monitor Division budgets and evaluate data around referrals, responses and reports to achieve expected program outcomes; they will also deliver state and national presentations and certificate level training and technical assistance on the NYAPRS Peer Bridger model.
Requirements: The successful incumbent must have lived experience with the recovery process and behavioral health service systems as well as significant experience as a supervisor/manager of skilled peer personnel in a variety of direct service settings; Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human services preferred; they will demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in leading support groups and providing formal training and/or leading groups, facility with computers and other technical equipment, proven organizational and time management skills and a valid driver’s license and ability to travel.
DIRECTOR FOR POLICY AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
The Director for Policy and Public Engagement provides state and national leadership in the development and implementation of public policy advocacy, engagement and education strategies that advance the recovery, rehabilitation, rights and community inclusion of people with psychiatric disabilities and/or diagnoses. This position also provides support to NYAPRS Board, agency and individual members, will directly lobby federal, state and local officials and staff, testify at public hearings, provide representation at state and national work groups and meetings, manage public and media communications and support a variety of grassroots and anti-stigma campaigns.
Requirements: Significant experience and success working with policymakers in public affairs and/or government relations; a demonstrated understanding of state and federal policy issues and trends affecting behavioral health, health and human services; Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public policy or related field preferred; strong multi-tasking, organizational, strategic thinking and relationship-building skills; demonstrated experience working with media and colleague groups; excellent written and verbal presentation, public speaking and facilitation skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office suite with ability to write and articulate public policy positions; and a valid driver’s license and ability to travel.
We offer a highly competitive benefit package including health benefits, retirement plan, paid time off and paid holidays. Please submit cover letter, salary requirements and resume by August 18, 2017 to email@example.com or by regular mail to NYAPRS, 194 Washington Avenue, #400, Albany, NY 12210 ATTN: HR Manager. www.nyaprs.org
NYAPRS is an equal opportunity employer. Lived experience with mental health services and systems strongly preferred for all positions.
NILP is a human service organization for people with disabilities who wish to live independently in the community. As an Independent Living Center (ILC) funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is mandated to be an organization comprised of people with disabilities assisting people with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
We are always eager to hear from enthusiastic individuals who would like to join our team!
Please visit www.nilp.org/careers to view multiple job opportunities.
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Employment Status/Salary: Full-time, Exempt (Annual Salary Range: $62,000 - $68,000)
To apply: Please complete ALL application steps to be considered for this position. This position will remain open until filled.
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PEERS is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving underrepresented communities, and we encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. People of color, women, transgender people, LGBQI people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
JRI Boston Metro is hiring Peer Youth Mentors. This is a BA level position open to folks 21-30 who have lived experience with trauma, mental health concerns, and youth systems such as foster care and juvenile justice. Applicants must drive and be willing to transport clients. Applicants should hold HS diploma/GED. This is a 40 hour position with excellent benefits and room to grow. Supportive and progressive workplace. LGBTQ folk, and ethnically and culturally diverse individuals are especially encouraged to apply. Please contact Melissa Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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The Iris Place Peer Run Respite, a program of NAMI Fox Valley is currently seeking to hire 1 Night shift Peer Companion. This individual in this position will be responsible for covering 3 to 4 eight-hour shifts per week (may include weekends and holidays), typically from 8:00 p.m. through 4:00 a.m. The A description of expectations and qualifications can be found at: https://www.unitedwayfoxcities.org/resources/nonprofit-job-opportunities/look-for-a-job/#B210217
We are looking to cast a wide net of experience including:
Iris Place is values based, and there is an expectation that staff, volunteers and guests will hold the values of the space. Peer Companions are expected to fully understand and uphold the values of Iris Place.
For more info about NAMI Fox Valley and the Iris Place Peer Respite program please visit: www.namifoxvalley.org
Peer Companion applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to:
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