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

Date Posted: 3/19/2020

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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!

The Peer Specialist - ASD Program shall provide individual and family support, providing the necessary tools and services to ensure families are connected to community services and resources. The Peer Specialist will help individuals create a support network; create and update a local area resource database with the ASD populations, do outreac,h and promote recovery and resilience. 

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Telephone and/or face to face support to members and families to provide resources and support. Members may need help navigating the system, completing applications (i.e. Voluntary Services, SSI, System of Care), locating non –traditional supports, and learning about self-advocacy skills.
  2. Peers will make home visits; meet with parents; enter data in computer system; search databases for appropriate resources.
  3. Develop local area resource database and guides to assist corresponding communities.
  4. Participate in a Local Area Team approach to care management to enhance member treatment by identifying resources, access to care, identifying barriers to care and gaps in service.
  5. Work closely with the Care Management and Care Coordination staff to coordinate services as well as community-based systems of care.
  6. Collaborate with the Department of Developmental Services, Department of Children and Families, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Department of Social Services as necessary to support members.
  7. Build, develop and maintain a positive and collaborative relationship with providers and support organizations by establishing a local presence and by attending meetings.
  8. Outreach to, and work with family and individual advocacy groups across the state.
  9. Identify respite needs in Connecticut and organizations already providing respite.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-Good communicational and organizational skills
-Minimum computer skills

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 ( Only candidates who have applied for an open position through our Careers page ( 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.