PATH Peer Navigator
Supportive. Compassionate. Professional.
Kennebec Behavioral Health is currently seeking a PATH Peer Navigator to work with our Outreach Program.The principal role of the PATH Peer Navigator is to provide outreach, engagement and referral resources to the homeless population who also experience serious mental illness or co-occurring serious mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
Have you experienced homelessness and/or been diagnosed with a serious mental illness or mental health and chronic substance abuse disorder?
Peer Navigator utilizes strategies aimed at engaging persons into the needed array of services, including identification of individuals in need, development of rapport, offering support while assisting with linkage to immediate and basic needs and referral to appropriate resources. The Peer Navigator is an individual who has experienced homelessness and/or has at some time been diagnosed with a serious mental illness or mental health and chronic substance abuse disorder. Peer support is about relational change: a commitment to mutuality, negotiation, noticing of power dynamics and a transparent agreement that both people are there to learn through the process of their relationship.
Are you flexible with regard to your schedule and commute?
The primary location for this position will be Kennebec and Somerset Counties, but candidates must be flexible to work in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo Counties when necessary. Candidates must also be flexible to working a non-traditional schedule as needed to meet client need.
These positions require Candidates to have a valid driver's license. Certified Intentional Peer Support Training preferred or willingness to become certified. Interest in working with those who have Mental Health and or Substance abuse issues. Commitment to working as a team with other program outreach workers. Prior work experience with the target population preferred.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Kennebec Behavioral Health
67 Eustis Parkway
Waterville ME 04901