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Child & Family Services, Inc. EFS Young Adult Peer Mentor in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Job Description

New Bedford, MA: Work as part of the Empowering Families for Success (EFS) team to complete the assessment process with young adults, up to age 21, who are looking for EFS services. S/he will report directly to a member of the EFS’s leadership team.

Schedule: Flexible scheduling M-F 10am-6pm- must be flexible to accommodate potential weekends per family requests


  • A Young Adult Peer Mentor is a part-time employee who has lived experience in coping with a serious mental health condition and is comfortable sharing their successes and experiences with peers. An Associates or Bachelor’s is preferred.

  • YAPM certification or are a certified Peer Specialist.

  • Will consider someone who is serious about completing training within a year.


The following responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet the agency’s needs

  • Have personal knowledge of mental illness via their own lived experience with recovery

  • Comfortable working with clients who have severe mental illness and/or are experiencing crisis

  • Understanding of boundaries when sharing personal experiences

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed

  • Comfortable facilitating groups

  • Collaborate with the EFS clinical team to provide individual support, with weekly contact, to young adults who choose to engage with a Peer Mentor

  • Participate as needed in treatment plan teams and other meetings, as requested by young adult

  • Assist EFS team in partnering with, engaging, and retaining young adults in necessary services. (This may include providing transportation to meetings when needed and appropriate.)

  • Assist Family Partners in collecting and sharing information about community resources, with focus on young adult resources

  • Other duties as needed

Benefit Details:

  • Benefit eligible at 20+ hours

  • Medical – Harvard Pilgrim/Health Plans - 75% employer paid for full-time employees- cost has not increased in 3 years!

  • Dental – Delta Dental

  • Vision - Eye Med

  • 2 weeks’ vacation accrued over 1 st year, 3 weeks after 3 years, 4 weeks after 5 years and 5 weeks after 20 years

  • 12 sick days per year (accrued monthly); 2 personal days per year

  • 10 paid holidays

  • 401K – CFS matches first 1% at 100%; 2%-6% of annual earnings are matched at 50%

  • Tuition reimbursement – Up to $1,500 per calendar year

  • FREE Clinical Supervision towards licensure & Professional Licensure reimbursement (LICSW, LMHC)

  • FREE CEU's and Trainings- up to 1,000 trainings available!

  • Flexible spending accounts – save on medical expenses and dependent care!

  • 100% Employer paid Life Insurance

  • 100% Employer paid Long Term Disability and AD&D

  • Mileage Reimbursement of .62 cents/mile & Employee Discount Program

  • FREE Employee Assistance Program and AbilitiCBT Mental Health program for employees & their family

CLICK HERE to view the 2022-2023 CFS Benefits Guide (

Child and Family Services, Inc. values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages applicants from the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, AAPI, Hispanic, Latinx and Veteran communities to apply for employment. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, gender, sex,( including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy) disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.