• Peer Support Specialist

    Job
    18-58364
    Location
    MA, Bridgewater
    Facility
    Bridgewater State Hospital
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    Day
    Recruiter
    Cheryl Anderson
    Email
    CheAnderson@CorrectCareRS.com
  • Company Introduction

    Correct Care Recovery Solutions (CCRS) has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to comprehensively manage and provide medical and mental health care, forensic mental health evaluation and treatment, substance abuse treatment and dental services to patients at Bridgewater State Hospital.  CCRS is seeking qualified professionals to be part of this innovative program that will deliver care in accordance with a person-centered, trauma-informed recovery/resiliency philosophy.  CCRS’ overall goal is to improve patients’ levels of functioning and wellness for a successful recovery and discharge from the hospital.  CCRS has several exciting employment opportunities based at Bridgewater State Hospital for individuals to work alongside visionary leaders committed to improving public health.  When you work at a CCRS facility, you have an opportunity to make a difference every single day.

    Overview

    Our Peer Support Specialist interacts with patients and staff to promote a therapeutic environment for patients.  Meets with patients individually and in groups and assists in the resolution of patient complaints.  Conducts patient education groups; attends treatment team meetings as requested to relay insights gathered about patients; and assists in completing patient de-escalation preferences, patient rights education, and patient satisfaction interviews.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • High school diploma or equivalent.

    Experience:

    • Experiential understanding of mental illness.

    Licenses/Certifications:

    • Eligible to be certified as a Peer Support Specialist.

    Responsibilities

    1. Meets with patients during their admission process and interviews them to help them determine calming strategies, triggers, and warning signs. He/she uses this information to assist the patient in completion of the Personal Safety Plan.
    2. Gives the patients a copy of the Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities and explains their rights and responsibilities. Offers patients an awareness of the types of programs and services available to them. Ensures patients sign the acknowledgment form indicating they received the Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities document and places the signed form in patients’ clinical records.
    3. Assists in completing patient satisfaction surveys. Ensures the leadership receives the completed surveys.
    4. Meets privately with patients that register complaints. Gathers as much detail from the patients about their complaints and gives the information to leadership. Follows up with patients to find out if they are satisfied with the actions that were taken to address their complaints and keeps leadership informed.
    5. Conducts peer support activities and support groups.
    6. Meets in small groups with patients that are recommended by the treatment teams and presents discussions focusing on positive life management skills, how to deal with difficult situations upon discharge, and how increase recovery and hope.
    7. Attends treatment team meetings as requested and shares insights gathered to assist the treatment teams develop treatment plans.
    8. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
    9. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
    10. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
    11. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
    12. Perform other duties as assigned.

    CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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