PEER COMMUNITY COORD in Rocky Hill, CT at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 4/6/2018

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Job Description


We are currently seeking a dynamic Peer Specialist to join our team at our offices in Rocky Hill, CT.  The Peer Specialist shall 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.

Position Responsibilities:

  • 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 ofany 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 promoterecovery and resiliency efforts

Position Requirements:

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


Relevant Work Experience:  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:

  • Basic computer skills required. Knowledge of Microsoft Products and basic internet skills required.

  • Knowledge of system, organization and programs that deal with children and families facing developmental, behavioral and learning problems

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work with diverse groups of individuals to effectively provide information to identify problems and develop feasible solutions

  • Skill in organizing formal and informal networking opportunities


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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


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