BEST Criminal Justice Diversion Peer Specialist II (Per Diem) Boston, MAApply Job ID 3517551 Date posted 11/29/2016
Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It´s a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet – an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary to family medicine to advanced specialty care.
BMC is also committed to our employees, who are a very important piece to who we are. We pride ourselves in providing equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. BMC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
The Peer Specialist II will perform various duties to support the Boston Emergency Services Team (BEST) Criminal Justice Diversion Program, primarily providing 1:1 peer support for clients referred by the BEST police co-responders and other staff of the Diversion Program. The Peer Specialist will also assist in the collection and reporting of data, facilitate community education and communication regarding the Diversion Program, and communicate, represent and promote the peer perspective in the Diversion Program.
Associate's degree, Certified Peer Specialist or equivalent experience in a mental health care environment or related work experience required. Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in healthcare field preferred Certified Peer Specialist preferred Current or previous experience as recipient of mental health services required Basic computer familiarity inclusive of ability to enter and access data/information. Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook and web browser, preferred Excellent interpersonal skills to instill confidence and to advocate for patients and their family Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations