Peer Support Specialist - Integrated Family Care and Support

New Haven, CT, USA

Job Type

Full Time

We are seeking a Peer Support Specialist to join our Integrated Family Care and Support Team! You will provide emotional and administrative support to members. On-site work required.

About the Role

-Engage families by telephone, face-to-face and virtual contact as determined by the family’s individualized Plan of Care.

-Maintain electronic documentation.

-Assist the family with assembling, coordinating, and facilitating family team meetings.

-Assist the family with accessing programs/services to address their needs, including but not limited to mental health, substance use, domestic violence/intimate partner violence and parenting.

-Help the family build connections to non-traditional and faith-based supports and services.
Participate in all training modules and activities required based on program needs and demand.

Requirements

  • Preferred applicant will have lived experience in Connecticut’s Behavioral Health system, or will be a caregiver/family member of a person with such lived experience. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and/or bilingual (English/Spanish) are encouraged to apply.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services related field or HS diploma/GED with at least 4 years demonstrated success providing family advocacy or support.

  • *Relevant work experience in the educational or community system with Behavioral Health populations. Experience working with families in their homes and communities and familiarity with the Wraparound practice model.

  • Strong written and oral communications skills. Proficient computer skills.

  • Substantial familiarity with community resources in the New Haven, Connecticut area (DCF Region 2)

  • *Valid Driver's License Required

  • *Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance. SIMPLE IRA with Employer Contribution.

  • Submit cover letter and resume to: dhr@afcamp.org