Title RLC – Community Bridger (part-time or per diem)
Location Springfield, MA
Job Information

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Community Bridger, 8-15 hours part-time. Based in Vibra Hospital (Springfield) Offer peer-to-peer support, group facilitation, assistance with finding resources, and support planning for and navigating a return to the community. $14 to $15.50 per hour (Pay rate based on bilingual abilities, and trainings completed). Individuals interested in filling in per diem (as needed) hours are also welcomed to apply (pay rate is $13.75 for individuals who work on a strictly per diem basis).

Required: First-hand experience with psychiatric diagnosis (you yourself being given a diagnosis), homelessness (you yourself living without a home), problems with substances (you yourself struggling with addiction or problems with substances), and/or other life-interrupting challenges. Commitment to challenging racism, sexism, and other systemic oppression.

Preferred/A Plus: Experience having been previously hospitalized on a psychiatric unit is strongly preferred. Also preferred/a plus: Experience having been incarcerated in jail; Experience navigating conventional clinical environments and acting as a change agent; Knowledge of local resources; Knowledge of peer support and related movements; Bilingual/bicultural (bilingual in Spanish/English or ASL/English); Intentional Peer Support, Alternatives to Suicide, Hearing Voices, and/or other peer support trainings.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to info@westernmassrlc.org by January 29th, 2020. Your cover letter should explain your interest in this job, AND confirm that you meet the basic requirements for the position. Applications without a cover letter may be thrown out.