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Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) -$21/hr -ME

Lewiston, ME 04240

Posted: 09/14/2023 Employment Type: Community Health Job Title: Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist Job Number: 650627

Job Description

Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) - Up to $21/hr - ME
**This position requires an active CIPSS certification issued through the State of ME**

MAS Community Health is currently seeking kind and compassionate individuals with a passion for helping others to join our team. Hybrid position openings in both Northern and Southern, Maine.

Careers in Community Health are ideal for those who have degrees or current students working towards a degree in: Psychology, Social Work, Human Services, and other related fields. 

About MAS: 
MAS Community Health provides a wide variety of services to help individuals and families build natural supports to enhance their quality of life. We work within client's homes, and out within their surrounding communities to provide individualized support, innovative therapies, and exceptional service. Through active listening and observation, we adapt to the needs of our clients that we proudly service.

Don’t take it from us, here’s what a Community Health Professional has to say about working with MAS: 
“I enjoy working for MAS because it truly is a company that cares about its employees. Whether you’ve had a rough day or a great day with your clients, a supervisor is always there to listen! I also enjoy the kids I get to work with, each of them is special and like no kid you’ve met before.” – MAS Behavioral Health Professional

Perks and Benefits:
Aside from offering excellent care to clients, our Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) jobs provide several benefits for anyone looking to grow in their Community Health career.
  • Competitive Pay: up to $21.00 per billable hour
  • Weekly Direct Deposit
  • Incentive programs (e.g., Referral Bonus & Bonus opportunities)
  • Opportunities to meet new people & use your skills
  • Health & supplemental insurance offerings
  • Painless Credentialing Process
  • 401(k) program
  • Accrued Paid Time Off
  • Mileage reimbursement

Job Overview:
As a Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) you will provide care to adult clientele. Specifically, a MAS CIPSS is receiving or has received services and/or support related to the diagnosis of a mental illness, is in recovery from that illness, and is willing to self-identify as a consumer of services.  As a Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist, you must be willing and open to communicating about your personal experience and recovery in a way that is conducive to encouraging hope for other individuals in the recovery process. CIPSS provide supervision and therapeutic support to adults struggling with severe and persistent mental health challenges, in order to help them achieve the highest level of independence possible. This role takes a special kind of person who is patient, trusting, communicative, and innovative.

Job Details: 
  • Providing individualized support within the clients' personal home and surrounding community. As a MAS Community Health CIPSS, you are responsible for hosting part-time/hourly phone, telehealth, and in-person support. 
  • Safely transporting the client within your own personal, reliable vehicle.
  • Following the client’s treatment plan outlined and created by the client’s family and the case management team.
  • Basic understanding of smart phone applications, access to email communication, and awareness around processing electronic documents such as session notes. Training is available.

  • ACTIVE State of Maine Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) Certification
  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, as in your own vehicle.
  • Active motor vehicle insurance & registration 
  • Experience providing case management and social services to members of the mental health and developmental disability communities.

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