The Peer Specialist I will perform various duties to support the Boston Resource Center (BRC) and MetroBoston Recovery Learning Community (MBRLC) programs. Peer Specialists I provide on-going health education, emotional support and encouragement to BRC/MBRLC participants. Will also assist in maintaining a resource library, assist in the collection and reporting of data, facilitate events and programs of the BRC and MBRLC, foster a warm and welcoming environment, communicate, represent and promote the peer perspective in the BRC and MBRLC and help to facilitate peer-run groups.
Certified Peer Specialist or equivalent experience in a mental health care environment or relatedfieldrequired. Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in healthcare field preferred. Basic familiartiy with computers, inclusive of ability to enter and access data/information. 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.