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Peer Specialist - PACT (MA) Posted 10/24/2017
Peer Specialist - Bay Cove Human Services (MA) Posted 10/24/2017
Peer Support Worker - PERC (MA) Posted 10/25/2017
Peer Councelor - Waverly Place, Belmont (MA) Posted 10/24/2017
Peer Support Staff - Washington County Mental Health Services (WCMHS) (VT ) Posted 10/19/2017
Peer Specialist Position for OnTrackNY - Lenox Hill Hospital (NY) Posted 10/16/2017
HSRI Behavioral Health Internship (MA) Posted 9/26/2017
Peer Specialist - The Massachusetts General Hospital (MA) Posted 8/31/2017
Director of Recovery - Mass Department of Mental Health (MA) Posted 8/15/2017
Two postions at the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NY) Posted 8/15/2017
Multiple Job Opportunities - Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP) (MA) Posted 7/12/2017
Senior Programs Manager - PEERS (CA) Posted 6/26/2017
Peer Mentor - Justice Resource Institute (MA) Posted 5/21/2017

Peer Specialist - PACT (MA)

Posted 10/25/2017

Requisition Number: 7276
Position Title: Peer Specialist
Division: Mental Health Services
Program Name: PACT
Location: Boston, MA
Hours: 40 hours
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm four days per week, 12pm-8pm one day per week, and rotating weekend coverage approximately every four to six weeks
Date Posted: 04/05/2017

Responsibilities: The PACT Peer Specialist uses their personal recovery experience as a tool to both support individuals receiving services from the team in all aspects of their recovery and support the PACT team in working with program participants from strengths-based perspective. Provide peer counseling and support, drawing on common experiences as a peer, to validate clientsí experiences and provide guidance and encouragement to take responsibility and actively participate in their own recovery on an individual and group basis. Provide practical help and supports, mentoring, advocacy, coordination, side-by-side individualized support, problem solving, direct assistance, and supervision to help clients obtain the necessities of daily living including medical and dental health care, legal and advocacy services, financial supports such as entitlements, housing subsidies, money-management services, and transportation. Promote recovery principles within the team by providing orientation and training to new staff that join the PACT team and within the agency by participating in peer groups and providing support and training as needed. Collaborate with the team to promote a team culture in which each clientís point of view, experiences, and preferences are recognized, understood, and respected, and in which client self-determination and decision-making in treatment planning are maximized and supported. Provide case management for a limited number of individuals, including contributing to the development of the comprehensive assessment and participating in the development, writing, implementation, evaluation, and revising of the treatment plan. Provide treatment and rehabilitation services to all persons served by the team by providing skills training and support in all areas of functioning. Provide crisis assessment, prevention, and needed intervention during the work day. Complete all required documentation.

Qualifications: A Bachelorís Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related area. Lived experience with mental illness and willingness to serve as a mentor to others in the process of recovery by sharing own recovery experience. At least two years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental health issues or similar human services needs. Certification as a Peer Specialist (Mass CPS or equivalent). Professional writing and oral communications skills. High degree of personal organization, attention to detail, and time management skills. Proficiency in word processing and other computer functions using Windows, Word, and Google Email and Apps. Ability to climb stairs and carry up to 40 pounds. Valid driver's license and use of oneís personal vehicle. Ability to provide holiday coverage on a rotating basis with other teammates.

Driver's License Required? Yes

To Apply: Go to www.baycove.org and then select jobs. Under division, select "mental health services" and click "search jobs at baycove"


Peer Specialist - Bay Cove Human Services (MA)

Posted 10/25/2017

Requisition Number: 7527
Position Title: Peer Specialist
Division: Mental Health Services
Program Name: MH CBFS Team 4 - Bay Cove
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA
Hours: 40 hours
Schedule: M-F 9-5 with some flexibility
Date Posted: 8/18/2017

Responsibilities: Model lived experience of mental illness in all aspects of job as a Peer Specialist. A willingness to share his/her personal recovery story to inspire clients and to role model recovery as an ongoing process. Serve as client advocate in a variety of settings and situations. Assist clients to achieve their personal needs, wants and goals. Provide support and advocacy for issues related to crisis recovery, psychiatric and medical hospitalizations, medical issues and appointments, housing issues, legal proceedings, employment and community integration. Participate in clinical risk and/or treatment planning meetings for individuals served. Engage and support any individual who is not engaging with their current providers . Teach recovery principles throughout the Mental Health Division to staff including leadership, rehabilitation specialists, housing staff, clinicians, employment specialists, and any others involved in supporting the individual served. Communicate regularly with all team members through participation in team meetings, writing service notes, service planning and risk meetings.

Qualifications: Self-identification as a current or former consumer of mental health services. Participation in a consumer training program, such as the Peer Educators Project, CASCAPís Consumer Provider Program, Massachusetts Leadership Academy etc. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a culturally diverse population of clients, other care providers, family and community members. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Professional documentation and communication skills, as well as demonstrated organizational skills.

Driver's License Required? No

To Apply: Go to www.baycove.org and then select jobs. Under division, select "mental health services" and click "search jobs at baycove"


Peer Support Worker - PERC (MA)

Posted 10/25/2017

Requisition Number: 7641
Position Title: Peer Support Worker
Division: Mental Health Services Program
Name: MH Employment Services
Location: Dorchester MA (the listing says it's Jamaica Plain)
Hours: 15 Schedule: Wednesday 11-5, Thursday 1-5, Saturday 10 am to 3
Date Posted: 10/18/2017

Responsibilities: Your position as Peer Support Worker at the Peer Education Resource Center (PERC) supports maintaining programing at the Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community, a consortium led by Boston Medical Center. This position requires peers to facilite amd lead groups including emploment, wellness, and recovery groups of various kinds at locations throughout the Metro Boston area.

Qualifications: High School degree or high school equivalency diploma or 1 year experience as peer facilitator. Knowledge of recovery strategies, peer group facilitation, and effective listening. A willingness to share “one’s own story” with individuals attending MBRLC/ PERC. An acceptable CORI (criminal record assessment).

Driver's License Required? No

To Apply: Go to www.baycove.org and then select jobs. Under division, select "mental health services" and click "search jobs at baycove"



Peer Councelor - Waverly Place, Belmont (MA)

Posted 10/24/2017

Peer Counselor position works in a unique empowerment-oriented adult community support program.

Works with multi-disciplinary staff assisting individuals with vocational, social, and life skills on site and in  Works in the milieu and with individuals, leads groups, and assists running various Waverley Place  Meets one on one with members to provide support around s mental health recovery process while setting appropriate limits and professional  Receives one on one on a weekly basis supervision from program supervisory staff to provide guidance and support to the peer counselor as he/she interfaces with  Participates in weekly team meetings to provide updates, goals and action plans of  Peer Counselor has access to s personal history, therefore CONFIDENTIALITY is a  Individually leads/facilitates groups to provide support and guidance to  Uses his/her own recovery experience as a framework to understand and support members in their own recovery journey and process his/her own recovery experience in a professional way, consistently observing appropriate limits/boundaries including those supported by the Peer Specialist certification training and the Waverley Place Program to preserve and protect the staff/ Complete required documentation in a timely  Inspire hope by modeling personal responsibility, self-advocacy and wellness.

For more information, and to apply, please go to www.partners.org, click on careers to get to page: http://www.partners.org/Careers/Default.aspx. Click job search to get to page:http://www.partners.org/Careers/Job-Search-Options.aspx. Click to view and apply to positions across our system. Where it says keyword enter peer specialist and hit the search symbol under job title click peer counselor.


Peer Support Staff - Washington County Mental Health Services (WCMHS) (VT )

Posted 10/19/2017

Position: Sequential Intercept Peer Supports - Peer Support Staff

Program: CSIP

Division: CCPS

Direct/y Responsible To: SIPS Project Manager

Summary of Position: Peer Support Staff are responsible for facilitating Peer Support and Recovery groups in the Norther State Correctional Facility, helping to determine what supports pilot participants will need to successfully reintegrate into the communities they are releasing to. Peer Support Staff will communicate that information to the SIPS Project Manager and participate in monthly reentry planning meetings with pilot participants and regional reentry teams.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Reference their own lived experience with mental health, addiction, trauma and/or homelessness and incarceration.
  2. Have demonstrated stable recovery-successfully reintegrated in their community and avoiding incarceration, psychiatric hospitalization, and/or placement in residential addiction facilities for at least 1 year prior to beginning work as paid Peer Support Staff.
  3. Have received training in Wellness Recovery Action Planning, Intentional Peer Support, and /or Recovery Coaching.
  4. Abide by the SIPS Code of Ethics at all times while working with pilot participants in correctional facilities and the communities participants are released to.
  5. Adhere to all DOC policies, procedures and directives as it relates to the safe, secure, and orderly operation of Vermont's correctional facilities.
  6. Keep regular group attendance and complete Arizona Self-Sufficiency Outcomes Matrixes and other data collection instruments. Provide these materials to the Project Manager at quarterly intervals.
  7. Engage in monthly supervision sessions with the Project Manager.

Other: Valid drivers license, acceptable driving record, and access to safe, insured vehicle requirer.

For additinal info/questions: Please call the project manager, Rob Farrell at 802-479-4055 x 391, or 802-477-3145.

Send letter of interest/resume to:

PO Box 647
Montpelier, VT 05601

www.wcmhs.org | personnel@wcmhs.org | Fax 802-223-8623


Peer Specialist Position for OnTrackNY - Lenox Hill Hospital (NY)

Posted 10/16/2017


The OnTrackNY Program is an innovative treatment program at Lenox Hill Hospital. The program serves adolescents and young adults who are within two years of experiencing the onset of non-affective psychosis. The Peer Specialist will work .25 FTE (9 hours) as part of an OnTrackNY team with program participants, family members, and all other team members. The Peer Specialist serves a unique role on the team. By drawing on their own lived experience of overcoming challenges with mental illness, the Peer Specialist can use their unique perspective to inspire hope in clients and families, and model relationships built on respect, validation and trust. The Peer Specialist can provide an essential framework for highlighting the potential that each client has for achieving a successful recovery trajectory.


  • Outreach/Engagement/Bridge Building: Helping to facilitate engagement with OnTrackNY teams by forging strong connections with participants and families, undertaking outreach activities designed to promote community awareness of OnTrackNY services, encouraging help-seeking, and at times serving as a bridge between team members and participants when they experience ambivalence about treatment.
  • Relationship Building: Developing authentic, meaningful relationships with individuals and families through empathy, sharing experiences, listening and collaborating with genuine curiosity and interest.
  • Embracing Creative Narratives: Peer Specialists need to be able to understand, share and discuss multiple frameworks for understanding life experiences such as psychosis with participants and the rest of the OnTrackNY team. Peer Specialists intentionally use language in the service of listening to understand and making space for complex personal stories of recovery and resilience.
  • Advocacy: Peer Specialists advocate with and for program participants both in the larger community and on the team.
  • Co-Creating Support and Wellness Tools: Collaborate with participants to clarify their personal visions and develop their wellness toolkit. Along with other team members, Peer Specialists support participants in strengthening their self-awareness, building life skills, and connecting to resources and community outside of the OnTrackNY team.
  • Influencing Team Culture: Whenever possible, positively influencing the team culture by advocating for clients, promoting a youth friendly approach and encouraging the use of recovery oriented language. OnTrackNY Peer Specialists also work actively within the team itself to help build an environment that operates from a belief in the human potential to grow and an understanding of human diversity.
  • Team Communication: Peer Specialists maintain open and frequent communication with the team. This includes reporting safety and other concerns to the team. Peer Specialists will also keep notes on visits with program participants as required by the provider agency. In the spirit of peer support, co-collaborating on reporting with the program participant is encouraged.


  • It is preferable that the individualís lived experience of mental health challenges includes experience with psychosis during his or her youth. However, personal experience with psychosis is not required.
  • Ideally the Peer Specialist is a young adult; however, a Peer Specialist of any age may be considered for the position, provided that he or she relates well to young people.
  • As much as possible, the Peer Specialist should have an understanding of the community in which the team is based with an awareness of available community resources.
  • The Peer Specialist should also be someone who possesses the fundamental skills to meet the job requirements.
  • The Peer Specialist should demonstrate good interpersonal communications skills and the ability to empathize with, relate to and effectively work with participants of mental health services
  • The individual should have two years of active participation in mental health self-help activities, peer support or peer advocacy programs, or participant run organizations or similar experiences or programs.
  • They must possess the ability/ willingness to disclose their recovery story (where appropriate) for the purposes of empowerment

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Loren Dent, PhD: ldent@northwell.edu


HSRI Behavioral Health Internship (MA)

Posted 9/26/2017

Are you interested in social determinants of health, self-determination, and person-driven approaches in mental health and substance use service systems? Would you like to gain experience in program and policy research? Do you have lived experience of the mental health service system? Come join a mission-driven team that conducts mixed methods research and applied systems analyses to support the development of good and modern behavioral health systems.

Who We Are
The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute. Our team of nationally recognized experts provides high-quality research, evaluation, program implementation, and data and statistical services. We assist federal and state agencies and local communities in their quest to improve the health, well-being, and economic and housing stability of the populations they serve—and to remove obstacles to quality of life. We achieve this by conducting collaborative, inclusive research and working to identify sustainable, person-driven solutions. We conduct this work across all fields of health and human services, including population health, behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, aging and physical disabilities, child and family well-being, and housing and homelessness.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and our office is accessible by public transportation. 

What We’re Looking For
We’re seeking a part-time (10 to 15 hours/week) intern to work on behavioral health research and evaluation projects in our Cambridge, MA offices. Primary responsibilities include notetaking and transcription of qualitative interview data, literature searches and summaries, and assisting with other research and program evaluation activities.
We’re looking for someone who is deeply interested in mental health systems research and evaluation, who communicates clearly, and who enjoys developing and maintaining positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, and co-workers.
Ideal candidates will have lived experience of the mental health service system and a strong interest in program and policy research, recovery and wellness, self-determination, and person-driven approaches.


  • Maintain project records and files;
  • Schedule meetings and take notes;
  • Create interview transcripts and summaries;
  • Gather information through literature reviews and searches;
  • Data entry and coding;
  • Proofreading and other editorial tasks;
  • Help prepare presentation materials, reports, and briefs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good communication skills, organizational skills, and writing skills
  • Ability to learn additional software and applications such as those used for web conferencing, online meetings, and for managing and storing project schedules, information, and materials
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Education and Experience

  • Minimum requirement is completion of junior year in college; bachelor’s degree or 1 to 2 years of relevant experience is preferred
  • Basic to intermediate experience with productivity software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in a typical office environment
  • Routine meetings are held face-to-face, by telephone, or via web conference
  • Work is performed in a team-driven environment

To Apply
Email your cover letter and resume, in PDF format, to jobs@hsri.org, and include the job title in the subject line. Or send to: Human Services Research Institute, 2336 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140

No phone calls please.


Peer Specialist - The Massachusetts General Hospital (MA)

Posted 8/31/2017

The Massachusetts General Hospital is currently looking for a Peer Specialist (PS) to work 10 hours per week for the First Episode and Early Psychosis Program. The position is open immediately.  Please note this position is temporary in nature and not eligible for benefits.

The PS provides a variety of recovery-oriented services to individuals who receive treatment at the First Episode and Early Psychosis Program at MGH. The PS is an integrated team member who helps promote greater independence, community integration, and recovery from mental illness. Services provided by peers include a wide range of supports, including advocacy and contribution to a client’s ability to engage in ongoing treatment. The PS provides guidance from their personal road to recovery and rehabilitative services that enable people to increase functioning in the living, working, and social environments of their choice.

The PS will:

  • Work with peers to identify wellness and recovery goals
  • Assist peers in creating a Personal Recovery Plan that identifies the individual’s self-determined recovery goals and specific objectives/skills needed to carry out these goals
  • Works with peers to identify and implement strategies for health maintenance and whole body health
  • Engages and supports peers in their communities, and collaborates with peers on expanding community connections
  • Assists peers in navigating the mental health and medical systems
  • Proactively works to engage peers and families in the treatment and recovery process
  • Assists peers in developing empowerment and self-advocacy skills and combating stigma
  • Facilitates individual and group based peer support services (focusing on recovery, resiliency and resources)
  • Creates and maintains up to date information on community resources related to self-help and recovery
  • Exemplifies recovery principles in order to show by example that recovery is possible and attainable. The PS may share his/her own recovery story as appropriate, and walks the road of recovery alongside the peer
  • Participates in required interdisciplinary meetings and provides peer advocacy
  • Offers a lived experience perspective to the clinical team
  • Ensures accurate and timely documentation of all peer contact at time of service
  • Receives regular supervision from staff, seeking additional supervision whenever necessary
  • Performs other related administrative duties as required.

To apply click on the link below (job number: 3042371)



Director of Recovery - Mass Department of Mental Health (MA)

Posted 8/15/2017

The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. This critical mission is accomplished by working in partnership with other state agencies, individuals, families, providers and communities.

The Director of Recovery will play an integral role in the development and maintenance of key components of a person-centered, recovery-oriented and culturally sensitive service system in the Western MA Area. The Director will provide project management and oversight for targeted DMH initiatives including suicide prevention, community integration, peer -run services, trauma-informed approaches, services for co-occurring mental health and substance use issues, and the integration of peer perspectives in all aspects of the work of the Area. The Director will provide leadership, technical assistance, and programmatic expertise in project management activities with a demonstrated capacity for building consensus with a diverse group of stakeholders that includes people with lived experience, family members, providers of mental health services, other members of the community, and the DMH workforce.

The Director will provide leadership in the ongoing development of a system which is grounded in the principles of recovery, considers peoples background and culture and is trauma-informed.  The Director will provide input into policy development to ensure programs developed are continually evaluated for successes through defining expectations, measuring outcomes, and providing guidance for corrective measures to ensure programmatic success.

The Director will strive to increase the understanding and implementation of evidence-based and promising practices throughout the area.  Best practice standards for case management to achieve a person-centered, trauma informed, strengths-based, and culturally inclusive service delivery system will be identified and reinforced throughout the Area.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the behavioral, social, vocational and other needs of people with Severe & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Some demonstrated training in peer to peer work
  • Demonstrated commitment to the peer to peer recovery movement.
  • Understanding of the intersection of health, mental health, and justice system issues
  • Strong foundation in recovery principles and practices
  • Strong foundation in trauma-informed and person-centered and culturally sensitive approaches
  • Ability to provide guidance, consultation and supervision to professional and paraprofessional staff
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate group processes
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Strong team-building abilities and a collaborative approach
  • At least 5-7 years of experience working with issues affecting people who have experienced life-disrupting emotional distress, trauma, or mental health or addiction issues,
  • Prefer at least two years’ experience as a peer to peer worker
  • At least 2-3 years supervisory, administrative or teaching experience
  • Understanding of lived experience with Mental Health challenges.
  • Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency

Pre-Offer Process:

  • A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
  • Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact Human Resources at 413-784-9339.


MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.

  1. Substitutions: I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
  2. An Associate’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. I
  3. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
  4. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.
  5. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for the required experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official Title: Program Manager IV
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Northampton-1 Prince Street
Job: Management
Agency: Department of Mental Health Schedule:
Full-time Shift: Day Job
Posting: Aug 1, 2017, 12:22:51 PM
Number of Openings: 1 Salary: 35,247.68 - 95,078.02 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Joy Connell - 617-626-8133
Bargaining Unit: M99-Managers (EXE)

Apply online at https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/joblist.ftl [Sort by Job Title (Ascending Order) and look for Director of Recovery]


Two postions at the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NY)

Posted 8/15/2017

The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS), a nationally acclaimed state and national mental health system change agent dedicated to advancing the recovery, rehabilitation, rights and full community inclusion of people with psychiatric disabilities or diagnoses, seeks to fill the following posts:


The Director for Peer Services oversees and supports the development and implementation of nationally replicated peer service innovations and corresponding training and technical assistance. This position may be located in the Albany or New York City areas. This position will ensure the successful delivery and continued refinement of NYAPRS peer service demonstrations and pilots using multiple forms of reimbursement; they will monitor Division budgets and evaluate data around referrals, responses and reports to achieve expected program outcomes; they will also deliver state and national presentations and certificate level training and technical assistance on the NYAPRS Peer Bridger model.

Requirements: The successful incumbent must have lived experience with the recovery process and behavioral health service systems as well as significant experience as a supervisor/manager of skilled peer personnel in a variety of direct service settings; Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human services preferred; they will demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in leading support groups and providing formal training and/or leading groups, facility with computers and other technical equipment, proven organizational and time management skills and a valid driver’s license and ability to travel.


The Director for Policy and Public Engagement provides state and national leadership in the development and implementation of public policy advocacy, engagement and education strategies that advance the recovery, rehabilitation, rights and community inclusion of people with psychiatric disabilities and/or diagnoses. This position also provides support to NYAPRS Board, agency and individual members, will directly lobby federal, state and local officials and staff, testify at public hearings, provide representation at state and national work groups and meetings, manage public and media communications and support a variety of grassroots and anti-stigma campaigns.

Requirements: Significant experience and success working with policymakers in public affairs and/or government relations; a demonstrated understanding of state and federal policy issues and trends affecting behavioral health, health and human services; Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public policy or related field preferred; strong multi-tasking, organizational, strategic thinking and relationship-building skills; demonstrated experience working with media and colleague groups; excellent written and verbal presentation, public speaking and facilitation skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office suite with ability to write and articulate public policy positions; and a valid driver’s license and ability to travel.  

We offer a highly competitive benefit package including health benefits, retirement plan, paid time off and paid holidays.  Please submit cover letter, salary requirements and resume by August 18, 2017 to hr1@nyaprs.org or by regular mail to NYAPRS, 194 Washington Avenue, #400, Albany, NY 12210 ATTN: HR Manager. www.nyaprs.org   

NYAPRS is an equal opportunity employer. Lived experience with mental health services and systems strongly preferred for all positions.


Multiple Job Opportunities - Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP) (MA)

Posted 7/12/2017

NILP is a human service organization for people with disabilities who wish to live independently in the community. As an Independent Living Center (ILC) funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is mandated to be an organization comprised of people with disabilities assisting people with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are always eager to hear from enthusiastic individuals who would like to join our team!

Please visit www.nilp.org/careers to view multiple job opportunities.


Senior Programs Manager - PEERS (CA)

Posted 6/26/2017

The ideal person for this job has a passion for eliminating stigma and discrimination towards people who have mental health experiences, diagnoses, and/or challenges. This person should have successful experience in supervision, program coordination, meeting contract requirements and program evaluation. Experience with budgeting is a plus. The ideal candidate will have an Advanced Level Facilitator certificate in WRAP. This person should enjoy working with peers within a team setting. 

The Senior Programs Manager is a part of the Leadership team and will manage the planning, outreach, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of mental health peer-led programs, including Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Everyone Counts Campaign (Latino/a/x Campaign), Community Engagement/Outreach, and the Transition Age Youth (TAY) Program. The person in this position supervises staff, contractors, interns and volunteers.  The Program Director works closely with leadership team and reports to the Associate Director.

Programs Management:

  • Supervise and work closely with staff to evaluate the design, development, and implementation of all program/deliverable elements. In partnership with Program Coordinators, manage timeline and coordination of projects, programs, and staff.
  • Follow Results Based Accountability (RBA) and Prevention and Early Intervention, MHSA standards to manage the data and evaluation of assigned programs by analyzing data and reporting on program activities, including data collection, summary and analysis of program effectiveness.
  • Monitor costs for all program-related activities, ensuring appropriate tracking of budget items.
  • Sustain programs that hold high integrity of cultural foundation, including ethnicities, life experiences, gender(s), sexuality, socio-economic status, age, etc.
  • Stay abreast of the latest development in culturally appropriate recovery based mental health services and best practices approaches for reducing stigma and discrimination.
Staff Development and Supervision:
  • Supervise staff, contractors, interns, and volunteers; ensuring that high levels of performance standards are met.
  • In close partnership with the Associate Director, identify and coordinate trainings for staff.  Promote the value of continuous learning and wellness throughout the organization through empowering strategies; including coaching, team building activities, trainings, and leadership opportunities.
  • Provides leadership to all agency staff; assists other managers to create an atmosphere of cooperation, connection, and support. 
  • Supports a work environment that focuses on wellness, cultural humility and high accountability to eliminate stigma and discrimination.
Community Relations and New Partnership Development:
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with individuals and organizations that share a stake in the mental health community (consumers, family members, mental health providers and community at large).
  • Work closely with Executive Director to create strategies that expand our reach (local, state, national level) with a focus on building new partnerships through various strategies including grant writing and fund development efforts.
  • Experience as a mental health consumer and/or family member is at the core of our mission and vision. We are seeking someone who understands that we are a peer-run and operated organization that honors lived experience as an expertise in the field of mental health.
  • Exceptional leadership skill, ability to take initiative and work independently to meet organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully and from a strengths-based perspective with diverse populations.
  • Absolute commitment to confidentiality and discretion.
  • Excellent communication, administration, outreach/marketing, program management, and personnel management skills essential.
  • Advance level Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator preferred.
  • Exceptional training, public speaking, presenting, and group facilitation skills.
  • The individual in this position will have skills equivalent to someone who possesses a Bachelor’s degree. The degree itself, though valued, is not required.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and car.
  • Program headquarters is a standard office setting on the second floor of a multi-story building, requiring use of an elevator for access.
  • Environment with diverse populations internally and externally, with community members routinely coming in for workshops or trainings.
  • Innovative organization founded and run by people with lived-experience with mental health, wellness and struggles, and special messages, with strong ties to the community.
  • Business operating hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, with some weekends and evenings.
Employment Status/Salary:  Full-time, Exempt (Annual Salary Range: $62,000 - $68,000)
To apply: Please complete ALL application steps to be considered for this position. This position will remain open until filled.
  • Submit a resume, cover letter, and supplemental questionnaire by e-mail to Lynn Rivas at hr@peersnet.org. Please include Senior Programs Manager as the subject line in the email.
  • Supplemental questionnaire:
    1. Do you identify as having lived mental health experience or do you have a family member with lived experience?
    2. What skills do you possess that would allow you to flourish in a mental health consumer-run peer organization?
    3. Briefly describe your experience managing programs and directly supervising staff.
DisclaimerThe above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties/assignments may be modified as needed.
PEERS is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving underrepresented communities, and we encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. People of color, women, transgender people, LGBQI people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Peer Youth Mentors - Justice Resource Institute (MA)


JRI Boston Metro is hiring Peer Youth Mentors. This is a BA level position open to folks 21-30 who have lived experience with trauma, mental health concerns, and youth systems such as foster care and juvenile justice. Applicants must drive and be willing to transport clients. Applicants should hold HS diploma/GED. This is a 40 hour position with excellent benefits and room to grow. Supportive and progressive workplace. LGBTQ folk, and ethnically and culturally diverse individuals are especially encouraged to apply. Please contact Melissa Parker at mparker@jri.org for more information.

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