Peer Specialist
at Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/4/2020

Job Description

Do you want to help create a better life for those in recovery from mental illness?

Become a Peer Specialist for Behavioral Health Network’s Adult Clinical Community Services! As a Peer Specialist, you will identify, assist, support, and communicate the needs of individuals in the program, including the use of personal recovery experience. Peer Specialists facilitate wellness groups and recovery plans. You may meet individuals in community hospitals in order to assist the transition to our Respite program. You will provide for the needs of individuals, including admission/discharge tasks and transportation for appointments. These interactions serve to develop a comprehensive understanding of the individual’s current situation.

As a Peer Specialist, you can share your own experience of recovery to support the persons served and assist them in the organization of life activities. You will assist individuals as they apply for stable living conditions and financial entitlements. Through your work as a Peer Specialist, you will get the opportunity to mentor those in the recovery process, watching them develop a healthier life style because of your influence on their daily lives.

Adult Clinical Community Services is a program that serves adults with mental health concerns.  ACCS is a multifaceted program which uses an integrated team model to perpetuate recovery and wellness for the individuals served.

Job Requirements

Peer Specialists at Behavioral Health Network have the following qualifications:

  • Personal lived experience in mental health recovery.
  • Certification as a Peer Specialist.
  • Knowledge of interviewing/counseling/recovery concepts and skills, including confidentiality.
  • Ability to work as a team member, cooperating with other staff and follow through on tasks.
  • Ability to relate and establish rapport with individuals served, family and service providers.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High motivation to work with a population in recovery.
  • Spanish speaking language capability. (preferred)
  • MA Drivers License plus registered and insured vehicle for on the job use.    

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at and click on “Browse All Jobs” to apply!

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Westfield, MA
  • Job Type: Health Care
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 1/4/2020

About Us

Your Career Starts Here!

Behavioral Health Network, Inc. (BHN) is a growing non-profit community behavioral health service agency that has been providing services to children, adult, families, and communities in Western Mass since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral healthcare. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in multiple settings within our communities.

Join the BHN team and enjoy excellent benefits!

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 529 Education IRA Savings Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Voluntary Vision Plan
  • Voluntary Insurance Plans
  • Auto/Home Insurance Discounts
  • Legal Benefit
  • Tuition Assistance Programs
  • Time off benefits

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