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Beth Israel Lahey Health’s roots in providing top-quality health care date back nearly a century. We're fully committed to ensuring our patients receive the care they deserve. As a leading healthcare provider throughout New England, we aim to change the current state of health care for the better and make lasting improvements that guarantee access to our services.

Peer Specialist

Salem, Massachusetts

Job ID: JR8189 Date posted: 01/25/2023 Category: Behavioral Health Organization Facility: Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services
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When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Peer Specialist

Job Description:

  • Sign-on bonus up to $3,000 (prorated for part-time)

  • Benefits that start day 1!

Works as part of the Emergency Services Program staff to provide a safe and welcoming environment for the client presenting for mental health crisis evaluations in the ED, clinic, or during mobile evaluations.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Provides a welcoming environment for the client while in the Community Based Clinic, or Emergency Department.

2. Provides comfort items as needed i.e. food, encouragement, support, activities while waiting.

3. Works collaboratively with the ESP evaluator and assists in arranging services to which the individual is being referred.

4. Ensures that the client understands what is happening during the evaluation process and assists with communication.

5. Shares skills learned that have been useful in managing stress in the community.

6. Engages appropriately with clients to support them in identifying strengths, existing supports and community resources.

7. Assists and supports clients in the Crisis Stabilization Unit as needed.

8. Other related duties as assigned.


  • Currently have Certification as a Peer Specialist or willing to obtain within 6 months of employment.Bachelor degree preferred, other education/training/experience considered. Have personal knowledge of mental illness via their own lived experience with recovery.
  • Demonstrates good boundaries regarding confidentiality and personal relationships, while at the same time be able to share personal knowledge about recovering from mental illness.
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge and skills regarding the recovery process.
  • Demonstrates the ability to evaluate what is needed by each individual and adjust approach accordingly.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of local resources.

Listens and gets clarification when needed; responds well to questions. Writes clearly and informatively. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from consumers, regulatory agencies, or other service providers.

Full Time 40 hours

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

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