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The Peer Facilitator is a member of the Recovery Learning Center community at the Hope Center for North Suffolk and the wider Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community (MBRLC). This position is designated for a person who is or has been a recipient of services for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. The Peer Facilitator at the Hope Center reports to the Hope Center Director and is a contributing team member of the larger peer support specialist network at North Suffolk.
Education: The peer facilitator may have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than behavioral sciences or have a high school diploma or GED
Experience: Has work experience with adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses or with individuals with similar human-services needs. This individual should be a current or former recipient of mental health services who is in recovery. May have related training (e.g., certified occupational therapy assistant, home health care aide) or work experience (e.g., teaching) and life experience
Skills: Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person visits the Hope Center and who identifies as having a mental health and/or substance use disorder. Must have completed an accredited Peer Facilitator training program or be willing to complete one within the first six months of hire.