Burncoat Family Center
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Peer Specialist/Case Manager - Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS)
at Burncoat Family Center
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- Experience (Years)
- Case Management
Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Peer Specialist/ Case Manager in Worcester, MA.
Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) is a comprehensive clinically focused service anchored by a multi-disciplinary team that provides clinical coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through an integrated team led by clinical staff. ACCS Integrated Teams provide clinical interventions, employment support and peer and family support to facilitate engagement, support functioning and maximize symptom stabilization and self-management of individuals residing in all housing settings. ACCS serves adults 18 years of age or older with a significant mental health or substance abuse diagnosis. The Persons served through ACCS reside in group living environments, supported individual environments, Intensive clinical or Intensive Medical group living environments or in independent living environments in the community.
The Peer Specialist (PS) will provide peer support services such as information, training and advocacy in order to assist Persons to regain control over their own lives and over their own recovery process. Peer Specialists also provide a unique perspective and related skills to the Integrated Team within ACCS and perform a wide range of tasks to assist Persons in increasing knowledge of and access to community resources, and partner with Persons the development of a plan to achieve personal growth.
Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications
Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)
Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time
Life and Disability insurance
401k with agency contribution
Wellness activity discounts
Work related travel reimbursement
- Work effectively and as part of a team to provide information, support, and advocacy to assist Persons in articulating and developing their recovery goals.
- Provide service in a manner that meets agency requirements and the needs of the Person.
- Effectively document service activities according to agency/program standard
- Partner with other members of the Integrated Team: directors, LPHA’s, psychiatrists, etc.. in order to assist Persons in providing the best possible process of recovery
- Assist, encourage and empower Persons using mental health and addiction services
- Facilitate mutual support and self-help groups.
- Guide Persons in developing WRAP or crisis plans.
- Work with and support Persons to prepare for formal and informal meetings including IAP meetings and social networking events.
- Build effective working relationships with agencies and organizations in support of the Person’s recovery.
- Participate in workshops, conferences and training to keep current with emerging evidenced based recovery oriented practices.
- Perform other related job duties
- Attend Integrated Staff Meetings and Daily Rounds.
- Will provide transportation to persons as needed. May include transporting in individuals in personal or program vehicle.
Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.
- Grade 5: Case Manager I: Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED/HiSet; Associates degree preferred
- Grade 6: Case Manager II:Requires a Bachelor’s degree; preferably in the field of psychology or human services
- Previous/current participation in MH system as recipient of service and a willingness to convey this experience as relevant, and must be certified or be eligible for the Mass Peer Specialist training and be certified within 6 months of being hired.
- Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
- Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide a registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in a personal vehicle and travel between work sites
- Must be able to pass a CORI background check
Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.