Community Healthlink

  • Case Manager/Peer Specialist-Screening and Treatment of Early Psychosis (STEP)

    Location US-MA-Worcester
    PCN#
    5970
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    2
  • Overview

    Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a part-time (19 hrs/wk) Case Manager/Peer Specialist at our Worcester site.

     

    CHL’s STEP (Screening and Treatment of Early Psychosis) program provides both patients and families with education, support and the highest quality medical care during the crucial early phase of psychotic disorders to improve long term outcomes.  The program provides services to individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 who are experiencing early psychotic symptoms or who are experiencing psychotic prodrome, which are early signs that a psychotic illness might be about to happen. The program, located in Worcester, provides individual, group, family counseling, psychopharmacology, physical health monitoring and substance abuse screening and treatment.

     

    The Peer Specialist (PS) will provide peer support services such as information, training and advocacy in order to assist Persons to regain control over their own lives and over their own recovery process.  Peer Specialists also provide a unique perspective and related skills to the STEP program and perform a wide range of tasks to assist Persons in increasing knowledge of and access to community resources, and partner with Persons the development of a plan to achieve personal growth.

    Responsibilities

    • Self-identify to staff and persons served as a person with a mental illness who is using or has used the behavioral health system to enhance their own recovery
    • Work collaboratively as a member of the STEP team.
    • Assist, encourage, and empower persons served to use behavioral health services and resources available.
    • Provide peer support services such as information, training, and advocacy in order to assist individuals to create the life they want.
    • Demonstrate an ability to develop respectful interpersonal relationships with persons served while maintaining professional role expectations.
    • Assist persons served in identifying their recovery goals and developing recovery plans.
    • Provide linkages to recovery-oriented peer support, self-help supports and services,community-based behavioral health, and family support programs.
    • Support the persons served educational and employment goals and objectives.
    • Collaborate with mental health and substance abuse providers with regard to the individual\'s health and wellness goals.
    • Assist, encourage and empower individuals in making and following through on wellness plans.
    • Transport persons served for purposes related to these duties.
    • Complete documentation consistent with agency expectations.
    • Participate in workshops, conferences, and training to keep current with emerging evidence based recovery orientated practices.

    Qualifications

    • Grade 5: Case Manager I: Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED/HiSet; Associates degree preferred
    • Grade 6: Case Manager II: Must have a Bachelors degree; degree and/or course work in a related field preferred
    • Previous/current participation in MH system as recipient of service and a willingness to convey this experience as relevant, and must be certified or be eligible for the Mass Peer Specialist training and be certified within 6 months of being hired.
    • Current  valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide a registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in a personal vehicle
    • Must be able to pass a CORI background check

     

    Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
    If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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