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Peer Outreach Coordinator



Substance Use & Recovery

Springfield, MA
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ID: 541-379
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Full-Time/Regular

Peer Outreach Coordinator- Recovery Support Center

We are looking for an Outreach Peer Coordinator to help us in our mission to serve our community! The Peer Outreach Coordinator is responsible for on-going community outreach and advocacy at an active recovery support center that develops and maintains peer-to-peer support services and activities provided for and by people in recovery from substance abuse. The recovery support center is encompassed in peer governance and uses the peer participatory process to create a safe, inclusive environment to promote ongoing growth and long term recovery.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Peer Outreach Coordinator will:

1) Identify and network with recovery oriented community organizations.

2) Manage peer outreach at community activities.

3) Responsible for developing educational and informational presentations on Recovery Support Center benefits.

4) Assist with gathering required data for reports.

5) Responsible for developing new member orientation and training Peer Volunteers on orienting new members.

 


Required Skills

Qualifications:

  • Embrace and work in a culturally and linguistically diverse recovery community
  • Support all paths to recovery and have a minimum of 2 years of solid recovery or have lived experience as an individual affected by substance abuse in the family
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of substance addiction and recovery
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Have strong interpersonal boundaries
  • Have better than average experience using a computer and required software
  • Have experience and knowledge of the Greater Springfield community, its organizations and service providers

Travel Requirements: Statewide travel is required for meetings, trainings and conferences. Occasionally there may be trips to other New England states for annual conferences or trainings.

Supervised by Recovery Support Center Director

Benefits

  • Retirement Plan 403(b)
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid vacations
  • Paid holidays
  • 8 discretionary days a year

The Gandara Mental Health Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gándara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse and preventive services for children, adults and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community.

This position is located in Springfield, MA. View the Google Map in full screen.



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