Part-time FlexForce Peer Support Worker

Work Location:

Springfield, MA

Rate of Pay:

$13.00 per hour

Schedule:

10 hours per week, may include evenings and weekends.  Daily schedule based on programmatic needs.

 

 

Summary

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.

 

Required Skills

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.

 

Other Requirements

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

tcook@communityenterprises.com

 

 

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!

www.communityenterprises.com

Posted 12.11.15

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