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The Arc of Opportunity Part Time Peer Support Professional - Hubbardston in Hubbardston, Massachusetts

The Peer Support Professional provides services and supports to an individual with an acquired or traumatic brain injury. The Peer Support Partner provides supports and training for the individual(s) to develop the skills that enable them to become more independent, integrated, and productive in their communities. They will also be responsible to come up work with individual to research activities and create biweekly schedules. The Peer Support will provide transportation and assistance with volunteer opportunity at the Horse Farm.

Peer support would be working with an in Individual who is enjoys riding horses, Dunkin Donuts coffee, and reconnecting with old and new friends.

Mileage reimbursement is included.

Position Schedule: Flexible 16 Hours per week

Essential Functions:

  • Working with individual(s) with an Acquired or Traumatic brain injury in an individualized or group setting in the individuals’ home or community.

  • Provide training and support in self-determination and self-advocacy to enable individual(s) to exercise control and responsibility over the services and supports they receive, and to participate fully in their community.

  • Actively advocates for individual(s) served and demonstrates agency mission and values.

  • Model and assist individual(s) in building desired skills to enhance community integration.

  • Maintain positive, professional relationships with individual(s) served, families/guardians, peers, community partners, and government agencies.

  • Occasional driving of personal motor vehicle.

  • Document individual(s) activities and schedule. Document time worked as appropriate.

  • Additional duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attends mandatory trainings and meetings as assigned and required.

  • Knowledgeable about community resources to better assist individual(s) served in achieving their goals, while seeking to empower and enhance their quality of life.

    Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required, experience in relevant field preferred.

  • A valid driver’s license is required.

  • Acceptable driving record, CORI, and Finger printing is required at all times during employment with The Arc of Opportunity.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to physically assist individual according to their needs.

  • Ability to sustain periods of walking, standing, and sitting.

    Mental Requirements:

  • Demonstrated communication skills, both in verbal and written English.

  • Functional and situational reasoning to follow policy, problem solve, exercise sound judgement, prioritize multiple tasks, and manage crisis.

  • Computer literacy skills.

    The Arc is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

    When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply and/or interview for a job, they may request it orally or in writing through the VP of Human Resources.

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