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Peer Outreach Coordinator



Counseling & Wellness

Springfield, MA
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ID: 542-379
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Full-Time/Regular

Peer Outreach Coordinator- Recovery Support Center (Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred)

Location: Springfield 

The Peer Outreach Coordinator is responsible for ongoing 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and networking with recovery-oriented community organizations   
  • Manages peer outreach at community activities
  • Responsible for developing educational and informational presentations on Recovery Support Center benefits
  • Assists with gathering required data for reports
  • Responsible for developing new member orientation and training Peer Volunteers on orienting new members
  • Responsible for virtual outreach to the community including social media and Zoom meetings and groups and collecting data from social media platforms

 

 


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 recovery or have lived experience as an individual affected by substance use disorder 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 Holyoke community, its organizations, and service providers
  • Completion of Recovery Coach Academy or pending registration for RCA

Benefits 

  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

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 at 383 Worthington Street, Springfield, MA. View the Google Map in full screen.



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