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Peer Support Specialist - PER DIEM - MCORT

Company: Collaborative Support Programs of NJ Inc.
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: June 27, 2024

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The PER DIEM Peer Support Specialist position is part of the Mobile Crisis Outreach Response Teams (MCORT) in Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex and Union counties. The MCORT team will consist of "Master Level Supervisors" & "Crisis Counselors". The Peer Support Specialists and Crisis Counselors will respond to calls dispatched through the 988 crisis center. The Peer Support Specialist is trained in crisis intervention and will provide crisis care through a peer lens ensuring that the individual feels heard and understood as well as modeling hope that there is a path forward.

MCORT provides 24/7 mobile community outreach services to adults in crisis, including mental health, substance use, and suicidal emergencies. Calls are dispatched through the 988 Suicide Crisis Lifeline Call Center. Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams will be available to help individuals de-escalate their crisis and access needed resources.


  • Provide immediate support, crisis intervention, and promote mental health and wellness.
  • Utilize personal lived experience to build rapport and trust with individuals.
  • Share your recovery journey to inspire hope and demonstrate that recovery is possible.
  • Must be able to demonstrate competency in appropriate care, trauma informed, de-escalation techniques, suicide assessment, and safety planning.
  • Provide linkage to ongoing community mental health services, and initiate follow-up contacts to ensure further crisis diversion.
  • Collaborate with individuals to identify strengths, goals, and areas for skill-building.
  • Work with community referral sources and stabilization provider networks regarding case management and linkages to stabilization and aftercare services. ON CALL - $25.00 PER HOUR - NO BENEFITS

    • High School Diploma or equivalent with 2+ years of work experience in mental health field.
    • Must have lived experience and at least 2 years of continuous recovery from SMI or SUD diagnosis.
    • One of the following certifications is required: CRSP-Certified Recovery Support Practitioner, CPRS-Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, NCRPSS-National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist, Certified Wellness Coach or Community MH Associate Certificate.
    • Proficient in MS Office products.
    • A prominent level of patience and emotional resilience.
    • The ability to remain calm under pressure when dealing with challenging situations.
    • Great critical thinking skills and the ability to adapt and act accordingly to situations.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively engage with individuals in crisis.
    • Ability to work with individuals with mental illness in a caring and professional manner.
    • Ability to make and maintain contacts and positive relationships with individuals who receive or have received mental health and/or substance abuse services.
    • Bilingual skills are a plus.
    • Valid NJ Driver's License with acceptable driving record.
    • Lived Experience: CSPNJ prioritizes hiring people who use their own life experience dealing with mental health/substance use issues to inspire and support others.

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Keywords: Collaborative Support Programs of NJ Inc., Jersey City , Peer Support Specialist - PER DIEM - MCORT, Other , Jersey City, New Jersey

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