Sub - Peer Community Recovery Specialist

The Howard Center START Team currently seeks sub-peer support specialists.  START (Stabilization, Treatment, And Recovery Team) Peer Support Specialists have the unique opportunity to provide direct crisis response/resolution services that are informed and guided by a candidate's personal experience with recovery from mental health and/or substance use conditions.

This individual will be part of a team providing support services to adults in psychiatric crisis. Support is provided in a variety of settings including clients' homes, crisis stabilization facilities, and in venues out in the community.  The aim is to help clients achieve stabilization and their highest level of functioning by providing support counseling, working with the client to explore coping strategies and reinforcing problem solving skills. 

Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients, including maintaining good boundaries and acting with professionalism toward clients who might display a wide spectrum of presentations and levels of functioning including resistant and challenging behaviors. 
  • This candidate will regularly communicate with various professionals about their interactions with clients. 

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Vehicle and valid drivers license

Structure:

  • Hours vary weekly
  • $15.42 per hour. 

Benefits:

This position is not eligible for traditional employment benefits, but Howard Center  partners with many local businesses to offer voluntary benefits to all employees. While these benefits may change at the discretion of the partner businesses examples of long-standing voluntary benefits include discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, and auto/home insurance, among others.

Howard Center also boasts an award-winning workplace wellness program. HC4ME is a multi-year recipient of the Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports award. The HC4ME Committee coordinates physical fitness groups for Howard Center staff, occasional activities such as on-site massage, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education including a full-day annual wellness fair for staff.

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.#Hilary #SocialServices