From Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC)
“Our employee’s skill sets and backgrounds create a diverse team that shares a common goal of fostering collaboration and promoting economic development. EMDC is committed to providing excellent service for over 50 years, we offer rewarding employment opportunities across Eastern Maine.”
Position Title: Peer Connector
Level: Level 5- Program Staff
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Reports To: Director of Workforce Services
Primary Office: Bangor, Maine
Peer Connectors are central to Maine’s National Health Emergency Grant project. They will primarily work in concert with EMDC Workforce Services team members and community partners under the direction/supervision of the Director of Workforce Services. They will assist individuals impacted by Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) connect with education, training and employment. Peer connectors offer encouragement and emotional support, facilitate connections to information, and provide a supportive role in assisting with referrals to community resources. In addition, Peer Connectors will help those impacted by OUD in accessing other needed resources, such as shelter, food and transportation–necessary to reintegrate into life, work and community.