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Framingham, MA, USA Req #246
Friday, August 16, 2019
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network is a children’s mental health agency serving Metrowest and the Greater Boston Area. Our 450+ employees are interested in helping children and families strengthen and enhance their well-being. Come work for us!!!  

Peer Support Specialist  

Job Posting Overview 

Full time Peer Support Specialist with personal lived experience to work with young adults involved with DMH in either the past, present or who has aged out of other services. Peer Support Specialist will work with young adult's through their strengths and needs and help them identify services, activities and access community resources that promote wellness as they transition to adulthood. 


Minimum Requirements  

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or equivalent  
Minimum Work Experience:  Candidate must have personal experience, knowledge of mental health issues, support & community resources.  
Licensure:  N/A 
Certification: Gathering and Inspiring Future Talent (GIFT) or Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) required. 
Perform Supervisory Duties: No 

Candidate must have a current/valid MA driver's license 


Job Description/Tasks 

Clinical: Provide hope, information, and 1:1 support to young adults involved in behavioral health services or DMH. Work as part of a team with the young adult and other providers. Have minimum required contact with client(s) according to program specifications. Assist young adult in developing advocacy and negotiation skills to improve efficacy of service. 

Care Coordination: Collaborate with all members of the team to ensure continuity in treatment, services, and messages delivered. Share resources with the team and with client as learned/needed. Be able to prove transportation for clients to care plan meetings, DMH meetings, and other meetings as applicable. 

Administrative: Document all contacts with client and regarding client in client record. 



Demonstrates high quality customer service (i.e. ability to connect with others, approachability, being respectful to others). 

Demonstrates an ability to multitask 

Demonstrates ability to meet deadlines 

Demonstrates belief in the Agency mission and values 

Demonstrates knowledge of behavioral health services and systems 

Demonstrates knowledge of DMH and DCF resources, special education law and services, and other social service resources and how to access them 

Demonstrates ability to use "lived experience" effectively to support growth in others 

Demonstrates problem-solving & analytical skills (i.e. able to identify root cause of problems & provide effective solutions) 

Demonstrates ability to exercise discretion with confidential information 

Demonstrates ability to understand boundaries with both clients and staff.   

Successful candidate is asked to be engaged in Wayside’s commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 


Wayside offers a significant salary differential for BILINGUAL Masters Level Clinicians, who are fluent in any of the following languages: Haitian-Creole, Spanish, Portuguese, American Sign Language, Mandarin, Cantonese and Khmer.  

•Generous tuition reimbursement  
•Substantial repaying of student loans  
•Generous vacation, holidays & sick leave  
•403B retirement plan with match provided by Wayside 
•Life, AD&D and Disability insurance 
•Career Ladder and Job Advancement 


Wayside is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Bilingual, Bicultural, & LGBTQI applicants strongly encouraged to apply! 

Other details

  • Job Family 5436
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Framingham, MA, USA