Family Peer Support Specialist ( Maternal Mental Health)

Community Care Network is looking for a Family Peer Support Specialist (Maternal Mental Health) to join our team!

Community Care Network is comprised of Rutland Mental Health Services and Rutland Community Programs. Our mission is to enhance the well-being of our communities, individuals and families through responsive, innovative and collaborative human service

About the Role:

This position is 3-5 hours a week. The Family Peer Support Specialist (Maternal MH) is an active member of the Early Childhood Team and provides peer support services to parents requesting support. The Family Peer Support Specialist functions as a role model and support system to pregnant parents or parents of young children. While utilizing their own life experiences, the Family Peer Support Specialist will provide parents with services including peer support and outreach. When appropriate and helpful to the parent, the Family Peer Support Specialist will share relevant personal experiences that foster hope, resiliency and decrease stigmatization of mental illness.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Act as a role model for individuals seeking to achieve or maintain long term stability.
  • Assist clients in articulating personal goals for support through the use of individual and family supports.
  • Assist families in using formal and informal supports.
  • Compile and share health and wellness resources for peers
  • Attend and participate in face-to-face supports if requested. Telephone and internet-based supports deployed in equal measure.


  • High School Diploma/GED required; Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Requires the individual have lived experience with adjustment to pregnancy, birth, adoption or guardianship, and exposure to the continuum or perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
  • Peer Certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of mental illness and in addition, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (i.e. auditory and visual hallucinations, aggressive talk and behavior, thoughts of self-harm or harm towards others, isolation) and the ability to support the client to connect with formal supports or crisis services as needed.
  • Completion of training on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, either prior to the start of the position, or within the first 60 days.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation with personal automobile liability insurance coverage at or above the levels mandated by the State of Vermont.
  • *Successful completion of a criminal history background check after hire.

CCN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.