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

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

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About The Position
We are currently seeking a dynamic Family Peer Specialist to join our team at our office in Rocky Hill, CT!   The Family Peer Specialist shall provide family support; help families create a support network; do outreach; promote recovery and resilience by knowing how to share their own story and by being a role model helping to promote hope, skill development, strength, stability and safety; help set vocational and social goals; share coping skills and “tips” for families on how to manage difficult behaviors, providing training on negotiating the system and other topics of interest to families, teach self-advocacy skills; organize natural supports for families in crisis, help ease transitions upon return home after hospitalization; provide information to providers on family perspectives; and outreach to family organizations and the community at large.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide telephone and face to face support to members and families to offer support and information on resources available.
  • Assist members who may need help navigating the system, filling out applications (i.e. Voluntary Services, SSI, and System of Care), explaining member rights, locating non-traditional supports, dealing with feelings of shame, guilt, overwhelming stress, and learning about self-advocacy skills.
  • Collaborate with the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Social Services as necessary to support members.
  • Build, develop and maintain a positive and collaborative relationship with providers and adult consumer and family organizations by establishing a local presence via telephone interactions and by attending meetings.
  • Outreach to, and work with family and adult consumer advocacy groups across the state
  • Provide technical assistance to adult consumer and family groups, as well as Community Collaborative.
  • Maintain a regionally assigned caseload while meeting all documentation expectations.

Position Requirements:

Relevant Work Experience:   Family member or former family member or adult consumer/former adult consumer. Experience working in the educational or community system with Behavioral Health populations. 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.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Comfortable with being out in the community and meeting with members/families face to face in their homes, or other community locations.
  • Strong computer and typing skills.
  • Strong communication skills and time management skills.
  • Reliable transportation and current CT driver’s license.

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Beacon Health Strategies, LLC., a Beacon Health Options company, is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer as well as a Drug Free Work Environment. EOE/M/F/Veterans/Disabled



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