The Peer Facilitator is a member of the Recovery Learning Center (RLC) 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.

This position is a part-time, per diem position of approximately 10 hours per week.

Expectations of the role:

  • Collaborate and participate in schedule development and on-going revision of activities and schedules.
  • Organize, lead, and co-facilitate groups to engage community members, as well as individual and group activities that promote social experiences, increase community connection, and provide opportunities to practice skills and receive feedback and support from a peer-inclusive environment.
  • Promote one’s own knowledge and the education of the Hope Center community about the emerging recovery movement
  • Emphasize and support self-determination for all community members
  • Facilitate and maintain data collection as defined by North Suffolk and Boston Medical Center, in order to insure accurate information about the community and to support any Department of Mental Health reporting guidelines.
  • Participate in and promote the organization, cleanliness, and overall welcoming environment of the Hope Center.

What you’ll need:
Education: High school diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree in a field other than behavioral sciences preferred
Experience: 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.
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. CPR/1st Aid Certification within three months of hire (training provided).

Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

Are you passionate about youth and community development? Want to find the next step in your career where you can grow and still make a impact with your job? NSMHA is looking for Youth Care Specialists to join our After School Program! The Children’s After School Program is a therapeutic program for children ages 6 to 12.  The program provides milieu treatment including behavior management/modification and facilitation of therapeutic groups and activities.

This is a part time position: 20 hours, Mon-Fri 2-6pm

What You’ll Do:

  • Supervise children during program activities.
  • Implement behavior management/modification in the milieu.
  • Plan and facilitate therapeutic and recreational activities.
  • Intervene during a crisis using appropriate techniques including NAPPI restraint.
  • Drive pupil van and accompany other staff during ride.
  • Complete daily documentation of children’s progress in the milieu.
  • Perform duties as a Youth Care Specialist including maintaining contact with collaterals and parents; planning and implementing daily activities, assisting in coordinating of snack, participate in multidisciplinary meetings, and conduct outreach to children and their families in their homes and communities as necessary.
  • Ensure all services are provided in a professional manner, ensuring privacy, safety, and respecting the youth and family’s dignity and right to choice.
  • Oversee administration and documentation of clients’ prescription medications, assuring adherence to medical policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate transportation services for clients, and vehicle maintenance, repairs, registrations and inspections.

What You’ll Need:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Experience: Applicants must have at least one year of experience working with school age children. Milieu or recreational experience is preferred. Working knowledge of community resources is preferred.
  • Skills: A valid Massachusetts driver’s license and a minimum of three years driving history required.  Ability to get 7D drivers license required. Bilingual (Spanish & English) is encouraged to apply. If you know Spanish, please note on your resume!
  • Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities