Peer Specialist Job

Job Number: GHI15787

Job Title: Peer Specialist (Certified)

Department: ACT Johnston - 5302281

Facility: Gateway Healthcare Inc.

Location: Pawtucket, RI

Multiple Location(s) available:
  • Pawtucket, Johnston and Charlestown, Rhode Island

Position Hours:

  • Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Position Requirements:

  • Must have completed OR be currently enrolled in aPeer Specialist Certification Program offered through the State of Rhode Island with intent to complete certification exam.
  • Be self-identified current or former user of mental health or co-occurring services who can relate to other who are not using those services.
  • Have personal experience and knowledge of recovery
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have demonstrated proficiency in reading and writing.
  • Have maintained, within the last 3 years, at least 12 months of successful full or part time paid or voluntary work experience (not necessarily consecutive) or one year post-secondary education totaling 24 credit hours.
  • Have completed and passed a Peer Specialist certification program approved by the Department.

Job Description:

  • Provide direct mental health service to clients in an emergency crisis, inpatient / outpatient, community support programs and residential settings.
  • Serve as a role model for clients and educate on self-help techniques and self-help group process (effective coping strategies).
  • Based on personal experience, assist clients in clarifying their goals for rehabilitation and recovery and help them to develop support systems.
  • Perform a range of tasks designed to assist clients in regaining personal control over their lives and over their own recovery processed.
  • Tasks would focus on facilitating the development of self-help skills, support systems, coping strategies and the increased hope and self-esteem that are central to recovery from psychiatric disability.