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Company: Sweetser
Location: Portland, ME
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Nationally recognized and accredited, each year Sweetser connects 20,000 children, adults, and family members with the services they need and deserve in the treatment of mental illness. The organization's roots in residential care for children date back to 1828.

Our caring and compassionate professionals provide services in mental health, recovery and education, creating promising futures for the children, adults and families we serve. Our professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice psychiatric nurses and licensed clinical social workers, supporting our statewide network of care:

*  Community-based services: Assertive Community Treatment, Behavioral Health Home, Community 
    Integration, Primary Care Integration, and School-based Services
*  Crisis Services: Crisis Stabilization Units, and Mobile Crisis Intervention
*  Outpatient Services: Affiliate Network, Individual, Family or Group Therapy, New England Eating Disorders, Psychiatric 
    Services, School-based Therapy, and Substance Use Disorder Therapy
*  Peer Services: Intentional Warm Line, and Peer Training Network
*  Residential and Educational Services: Day Treatment Services, FOCUS Through Adventure, and Specialized Schools

As part of our dynamic, growing organization, you can help make a difference in the lives of the children, adults, and families of Maine. A nationally recognized and accredited leader, we have the resources to help you excel: competitive salaries, a wide range of benefits and a motivated team of more than 700 employees. Find out how Sweetser can make all the difference in your career!

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Portland location but possible option for remote based on experience.

Applies the tools developed in his or her own recovery as well as the philosophy and values of Intentional Peer Support to build a connection, consider world view, maintain mutuality, and move towards a new way of being within the new relationship being built with the individual. The Peer Support Specialist will collaborate, coach, and challenge individuals in viewing life's challenges as an opportunity for growth and change; within each individual's recovery process.

• Fully understands and is able to actively implement the three principles and four tasks of Intentional Peer Support.
• Models relationship building, based on the four tasks of intentional peer support, with participants, volunteers and colleagues.
• Understands and actively implements the Eight Dimensions of Wellness as described by SAMHSA.
• Models the attributes of respect, trust, sensitivity and confidentiality.
• Supports and models healthy relationships.
• Best practices and guidelines will be followed for each shift.

• High School diploma or equivalent.

• Provisional CIPS Certification required within 12 months of hire date.
• State of Maine Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) Certification preferred.
• Meet the annual State of Maine requirements to maintain CIPSS Certification.
• Must have reliable transportation.

• Lived experience of Recovery from Mental Illness or Co-occurring Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and is willing to self-identify with peers on this basis in the community.
• Paid, or unpaid, peer support experience preferred.

• Demonstrates understanding of Intentional Peer Support within 90 days of hire.
• Demonstrates knowledge of personal Recovery.
• Ability to be “emotionally present”; recognize when you are not, seek support, and communicate this to the assigned manager.
• Ability to work with diverse populations and accept differences in perspective and values.
• Basic computer skills including receiving and sending emails.

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