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Intentional Peer Support Specialist- CMMC or St. Mary
Job Code:11774
Location:Lewiston 04240
FT/PT Status:Part Time
$2,500 Sign-On Bonus

Applies the tools developed in their 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 Intentional 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 peer support, with participants, volunteers and colleagues.
  • Fully understands and is able to actively implement the Eight Dimensions of Wellness as described by SAMHSA.
  • Models the attributes of respect, trust, sensitivity and confidentiality to participants, volunteers and colleagues.
  • Provides support and models healthy relationships.
  • Follows best practices and guidelines established by the Peer Support in Emergency Departments program.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Lewiston Area

Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-7:00pm


  • Lived experience of Recovery with Mental Illness, Trauma or Substance Use 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 and data entry to spreadsheets.
  •  High School diploma or equivalent

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