Community Peer Specialist in Rocky Hill, CT at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 11/7/2019

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Job Description

We Help People Live their Lives to the Fullest Potential!

For more than 30 years, Beacon has changed the way people live with behavioral health conditions. Today, we are the undisputed leader in behavioral health management, serving 40 million people across all 50 states. At Beacon, we are committed to delivering a ‘world-class’ candidate experience from the moment you click ‘Apply’! Our goal is to help you reach your fullest potential, while utilizing your talents and expertise to help us deliver on our promise.

Do you have a passion for helping others? If so, we are looking for you!

Beacon is currently seeking a Community Peer Specialist to join our team at our Rocky Hill, CT office. This position will provide consumer and provider support by assisting Medicaid members connect to treatment, and helping community agencies develop and/or enhance their understanding of person centered care and the support network that is available to  members. The Peer Specialist functions as a part of an interdisciplinary team designed to meet the needs of Medicaid members. At times in partnership with an Intensive Care Manager (ICM), at other times independently, the Peer Specialist provides face to face support to members with complex behavioral health and/or substance use needs who frequently access services.  Face to face meetings are conducted in hospital settings and/or in the community (including clinical and non-clinical settings). On average, 60% of the Peer Specialist work is done in the community interacting directly with members and providers. The goal of the Peer Specialist is to support members in the development of wellness and recovery goals and to assist them in identifying and connecting to resources that will assist them in identifying their own pathway to recovery.

What does a typical day look like?

  • Serve as a CT BHP “Ambassador” across Connecticut, demonstrating by example the mission of the organization and it’s commitment to person centered care, recovery and wellness.
  • Conduct and/or assist in the coordination of training for Beacon Health Options staff as well as community agencies, providers, consumers, families and others across the state.
  • Partner with community agencies to assist members who may need help navigating the recovery system, explaining member rights and responsibilities, addressing feelings of shame, guilt and stress and learning self-advocacy skills, recognizing hope and wellness are possible.
  • Work closely with provider relations and clinical staff to identify area resources, both traditional and non traditional, that are available to members.
  • Collaborate with our state partners, as necessary, to support development and training surrounding local resources and the development of peer run services.
  • Identify self-help groups and/or networks of adult consumers and families. Assist in development of new groups if the need is identified.
  • Work collaboratively with the Provider Relations department, supporting the success of  any sub contracts.Outreach to and work with consumer advocacy groups across the state to educate individual’s regarding Beacon Health Options and the services provided as well as to promote recovery and resiliency efforts.

What you Contribute?

Education: High School diploma or High School equivalency diploma required, Associates degree preferred

Licensure: N/A

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 2-3 years experience serving as an advocate to families or individuals within the behavioral health service delivery system. 
  • Knowledge of community outreach and education preferred. 
  • Bilingual preferred
  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
  • Flexible Schedule – some evening programming    

What Makes Us Different?

  • Here, it’s not just a job – it’s an opportunity to change lives.
  • Our employees are learners, innovators and original
  • Our mission and values guide the way we treat our members, providers and each other.

What We Have to Offer:

  • Healthcare benefits available starting day 1!
  • Health & wellbeing incentives, such as gym membership reimbursement
  • 401K with company match to help reach your future financial goals
  • Generous PTO, because we know life happens outside of work
  • Tuition reimbursement so you can keep reaching your fullest potential

If Beacon sounds like the place for you, what are you waiting for? Apply with us today to get started!

Beacon Health Options is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer as well as a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Work Environment. EOE/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disabled

At Beacon Health Options, our candidate's data privacy is a top priority. Our recruiting team conducts all communications using official company email (@BeaconHealthOptions.com). Only candidates who have applied for an open position through our Careers page (careers.beaconhealthoptions.com) will be engaged in our interview process. Beacon conducts all interviews in person or over the phone. At no time during the recruiting process will any Beacon recruiter request any financial or personally identifiable information from you.

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