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Peer Respite/SUSD Coordinator

TO APPLY: Please send a resume, cover letter, and references to kcarrien@monadnockpsa.org OR apply via Indeed.

The Peer Respite/SUSD Coordinator is a part of the residential programs of Monadnock Peer Support including non-clinical peer support of individuals experiencing emotional distress as well as long term community support for individuals at risk of, or coming out of clinical psychiatric hospitalization. Our goal is to co-create a mutually supportive and communal space for healing and growth as defined by the individual. 

This position requires valuable organizational, interpersonal, and detail-oriented skills with the ability to work effectively with diverse individuals. It requires engaging with other Monadnock Peer Support (MPS) members and staff. This position reports to the Director of Step Up/Step Down and Respite. Our programs, which are designed for those in emotional distress, keep an individual within the community by supporting recovery and promoting wellness as defined by the individual. The programs include the Step Up Step Down program and Peer Respite program. This position is scheduled for overnight shifts and weekends. 

MPS is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents part of our culture. Furthermore, this collective sum represents our reputation and that of MPS’s reputation, and achievement as well. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, disability, and beliefs.

Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of personal and/or professional experience working in a clearly related field, such as mental health, residential care, substance recovery models, community aid, etc.;

  • Self-identification of having lived experience with mental health challenges, i.e. being a peer 

  • Intentional Peer Support skill sets, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) skill sets, and Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) skill sets or a willingness to work on being trained in these skill sets within 1 year of hire;

  • Proven written and oral communication skills;

  • Ability to handle conflict and uncomfortable situations with professionalism;

  • Willing to work shifts during nights and weekends, as scheduled;

  • Valid driver’s license with driving record that free of accidents, moving violations, etc.;

  • Ability to take initiative, be creative, flexible, and work independently and with a team;

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;

  • BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) and LGBTQ+ Individuals encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in peer support activities related to guests and members; support residents in achieving self-identified goals; 

  • attend SUSD/MPR meetings and community meetings as needed; 

  • engage in one to one peer support, and, when appropriate, engage in outreach/advocacy;

  • Welcome visitors and guests in person, on the telephone, or on Zoom;

  • Cultivate mutually supportive relationships and handle conflict, complaint, or incidents using the tasks and principles of Intentional Peer Support;

  • Attend appropriate meetings and trainings as directed and required;

  • Maintain confidentiality of information;

  • Provide the supervisor with copies of any and all action taken relative to issues of conflict, complaint, or incident;

  • Work with residents, guests, members, and staff to co-create a mutually beneficial community environment as is relevant to cleaning, maintenance, meals, and cohabitation;

  • Meet with, confer, and discuss performance evaluations with appropriate supervisor;

  • Ensure knowledge of guest movements in and out of organization;

  • Monitor guest access and maintain awareness of property;

  • Provide general administrative and clerical support; and

  • Other job functions as assigned by the appropriate supervisors that are not specifically described in this job description

64 Beaver St. Keene, NH 03431

Phone: 603-352-5093/5094

Warm Line: (365 days, 4:00 PM- 9:00 PM)

Fax: 603-355-8211

Email: staff@monadnockpsa.org

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