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Empowering people with disabilities to live, learn, work, and thrive independently since 1975.
Rate of Pay:
$13.00 per hour
10 hours per week, may include evenings and weekends. Daily schedule based on programmatic needs.
The Peer Support Staff provides support to individuals with disabilities in a variety of community living environments, including peer support, assistance and advocacy with the goal of achieving greater independence and self-fulfillment.
The ideal candidate must possess strong communication skills with strong self-advocacy skills desired. The ability to work independently in a team environment is necessary, as is flexibility to meet program needs. Knowledge of and respect for diverse populations is required.
Education, Training, and Experience
High School Diploma or GED, one year of college desirable, with one year of paid employment, community service and/or training. Lived experience with a mental health diagnosis with experience in advocacy or peer support preferred.
Must be able to travel within the region to access residential settings, employers, offices and community organizations. Must be able to lift and transfer consumers. Demonstrated competencies specific to job position. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in core trainings such as First Aid, CPR, Health & Safety, Human Rights. Desire to do meaningful work and make a difference in someone’s life a must. Bilingual/Bicultural experience is an asset.
Excellent Benefits Package
● Flexible work schedules and a great work environment, encouraging professional and personal growth
● Paid sick time
● Employee Assistance program for employees and loved ones
● 403(b) retirement plan
Applications accepted until position is filled. Please email letter of interest and resume/application to:
Ms. Theresa Cook, Director
Community Enterprises, Inc.
1985 Main Street, 2nd floor
Springfield, MA 01108
Current employees of Community Enterprises are encouraged to apply for promotional or transfer opportunities. If you will need an accommodation for any part of the application process, please notify the hiring Director.
Thank you for your interest in a career with Community Enterprises!