Peer Coordinator

Casa Esperanza, Inc.
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: September 9, 2019
Application Due: Open Until Filled

Agency Summary: Casa Esperanza, Inc. is a bilingual/bicultural behavioral health treatment provider serving Boston and the Merrimack Valley. Our mission is to empower individuals and families to recover from addiction, trauma, mental illness and other chronic medical conditions; overcome homelessness; and achieve health and wellness through comprehensive, integrated care. Casa Esperanza has an operating budget of $9 million and more than $9 million in assets.

Position Summary: The role of the Peer Coordinator is to provide support to the Peer Recovery Coaches at Casa Esperanza, Inc. Under the direction of the Director of Recovery Support Services the Peer Coordinator will be responsible for providing support to clients in their efforts to access and remain engaged in Substance Use and Mental Health services. The Peer Coordinator will work in collaboration with other programs in making referrals to local treatment providers and help clients to navigate the mental healthcare and drug/alcohol abuse recovery systems, as these are critical to their stability and behavioral health engagement.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years of direct care services
  • Ability to understand and manage moral/ethical boundaries with clients/staff.
  • Minimum three years’ experience working with individuals in recovery and individuals struggling with substance use and mental health disorders.
  • Familiar with social, health and cultural issues specific to the Latino population
  • Previous experience with peer-based support services
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 to $45,000.00/year

Experience: Supervisory: 1 year (Required)

License: Driver’s License (Required)

Language: Spanish (Required)