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Peer Mentor

Company: Gandara Mental Health Center
Location: Chicopee
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Job Description:

Peer Mentor94-379 Peer Mentor We're looking for a Peer Mentor for our Continuum Program at our 152 Center St location in Chicopee who will assist families and youth in developing skills and supports that promote family cohesion and safe and successful community living. The Peer Mentor will work with a team of Masters Level clinician, case managers, occupational therapist, and DMH/DCF personnel. Duties: * Engage in mentoring activities with one or more youth at a time, not to exceed three. * Develop positive working relationships with contracted residential providers and their clinical teams; DMH/DCF personnel; and educational personnel. * Focus on developing competencies to prepare a youth for developmentally appropriate functioning in the community, such as engagement in social and recreational activities, money management skills, use of public transportation, career planning, searching for jobs or colleges, and learning to complete applications. * Teach new personal skills related to self-care, making friends, managing symptoms. * Assist in educational and pre-vocational skill attainment, such as practice in interviewing for jobs or college, appropriate dress, etc. * Accompany to and/or engage youth in age-appropriate social and recreational activities in which he/she would not be able to participate without therapeutic support. * Transport the youth or assist him or her with use of public transportation to participate in such activities. * Work with youth Continuum clinical teams to develop an Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) for this service component pursuant to the DMH/DCF Rehab Options Standards. * Peer Mentor must be at 21 years of age. * An associate's degree in the human services field from an accredited school and one (1) year experience working with the target population; OR * High school diploma or GED and a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with children/adolescent/transition agency youth; OR * Preference to individuals with lived experience with Social Emotional Disabilities (SED), mental illness or as a family member of a youth with SED or mental illness. * Understanding/willingness to be part of a program that supports youth and families 24 hours per day, 365 days a year and assist as requested/needed. * Must have a driver's license and availability of vehicle to support Program needs. BENEFITS

  • Retirement Plan 403(b)
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid vacations
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 8 discretionary days a year
  • Discounts offered to your Verizon and/or Sprint plans
  • Hiring Bonuses may vary based on degree* G--ndara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse and preventive services for children, adults and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community. Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States Full-Time/Regular

Keywords: Gandara Mental Health Center, Chicopee , Peer Mentor, Other , Chicopee, Massachusetts

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