Acadia Healthcare

  • Peer Support Specialist CIPSS - Part Time

    Job Locations US-ME-Waterville
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/24/2018 2:21 PM)
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    We are currently seeking a Part-Time Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) for our Discovery House Waterville facility. Hours are Tuesdays from 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM. 


    Discovery House Waterville, a member of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, is a part of the leader in medication assisted treatment for individuals struggling with an opioid addiction. With full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications, we are prepared to treat the entire problem, not just a piece of it.


    Position Characteristics 

    The Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) assists the care management team in providing a seamless continuum of care. Maintains regular and constant communication with insurance companies, finance department, treatment team members, patients and their families to increase quality and cost-effective outcomes.  Conveys medical criteria and clinical information between the insurance provider and treatment team as warranted.  May also correlate clinical data for business office as required.


    • Complies with organizational policies, procedures, performance improvement initiatives and maintains organizational and industry policies regarding confidentiality;
    • Communicates clearly and effectively to patients and their family members, guests and other members of the health care team;
    • Exhibits therapeutic rapport with patients maintaining professional boundaries, being respectful of personal space, giving patients direct attention while maintaining rational detachment;
    • Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintains them over time; and,
    • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.


    • High School Diploma required, with an Associates’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related Human Service field from an accredited college or university preferred
    • 1-2 years of experience working in behavioral health or addiction recovery setting preferred.
    • Previous experience in case management and/or utilization review preferred


    • Certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist (CIPSS) required

    Company Benefits 

    We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Company paid group term life insurance.





    Connect With Our Recruitment Team!


    Sarah McCloud: New England and East Region


    Justin McComber: Central Region 


    Ken Dugan: West Coast and Discovery House





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