State of Massachusetts Peer Support Specialist in Braintree, Massachusetts
Peer Support Specialist
The Sexual Assault Response Unit (SARU) at The Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) is seeking a full-time Peer Support Specialist.TheSexual Assault Response Unitensures that sexual assault survivors with disabilities access multi-disciplinary trauma services throughout the Commonwealth. The Peer Support Specialist is responsible for supporting the Peer Support Leaders in their work. Peer Support Leaders build individual and community capacity by increasing sexual abuse/assault trauma knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, Peer-to-Peer Support, social support and advocacy.The Peer Support Specialist is charged with supporting and guiding Peer Support Leaders with their daily tasks and projects including but not limited to:
Traveling state-wide providing support for Peer Support Leaders during Peer-to-Peer meetings, outreach events and more;
Aiding Director and other agency staff in programmatic development including policy;
Collect and report on data from the field to inform Peer Support Policy and Procedure;
Work with leadership to establish needed policy, train Peer Support Leaders and supervise them in following policy
Contribute, advise and recommend areas for training and development;
Arranging for and ensuring transportation needs are met to participate in meetings and events;
Providing needed support and training to accomplish daily tasks and projects;
Addressing communication and writing needs;
Developing and sustaining professional relationships within the field;
Working with SARU and DPPC staff to ensure Peer Support Leaders are supported for all agency events and meetings;
Assisting with speech and power point preparation for presentations and other events; and
Other duties as assigned.
Required: Access to a vehicle and a MA Driver’s License for statewide travel
Working knowledge of state resources available to violent crime victims;
Sexual abuse/assault work experience with vulnerable populations;
Experience working with persons with disabilities, including persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
Ability to work and teach basic computer skills, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Ability to supervise and mentor persons with disabilities; and
Ability to conduct outreach to self-advocacy organizations within MA.
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.
I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
II. An Associate’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
III. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
IV. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.
V. 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.
Organization: *Disabled Persons Protection Commission
Title: Peer Support Specialist
Location: Massachusetts-Braintree - 300 Granite St
Requisition ID: 21000067