Respite Peer Specialist – Relief

Riverside Community Care

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Peer Specialist

Peer Specialists help to make our Respite program welcoming, comfortable, supportive, and responsive to individuals who utilize them and their families. Using personal experience and knowledge of navigating the greater system of care, Peer Specialists provide consumers with support, information, and assistance in connecting with and obtaining community-based resources and services.

Primary responsibilities include:

providing consumers and families with information about recovery, rehabilitation and crisis self-management

arranging post-intervention services

providing support while consumers are transitioning to follow-up care

Relief hours available; flexibility to work day, evening and weekend hours required

Why Youll Love Riverside

We 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 Riverside was named a Boston Globe Top Workplace and a best-in-state employer by Forbes.

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 with employer match

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

Excellent communication and organizational skills required

Basic computer fluency (including Microsoft Office) required

Valid drivers license and personal vehicle required for local transportation

Required Experience

High school degree or equivalent required; Associates Degree or higher preferred

Must have personal knowledge of the effects of psychiatric symptoms

Personal knowledge of area clinical providers and support systems preferred

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.