The Peer Support Professional provides services and supports to individuals with an acquired or traumatic brain injury. To assist participants to acquire, maintain or improve the skills necessary to live in a community setting. 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. Must be bilingual with ability to easily communicate in Spanish.
In this part time role you will help this individual increase their independence through activities such as attending mass on Sundays, visiting family and friends in Worcester, walks in the park, shopping, attending area support groups and events with animals and other activities.
Position Schedule: Part time position. Flexible schedule. 16 hours per week.
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.
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.
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.
Must maintain and provide proof of minimum levels of auto insurance coverage as specified by The Arc of Opportunity.
Bilingual - fluent in Spanish
Ability to physically assist individual according to their needs.
Ability to sustain periods of walking, standing, and sitting.
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 of Opportunity is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged.
The Arc of Opportunity North Central Massachusetts is a smoke free workplace and campus.