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Peer Specialist

F/T Peer Specialist develops effective partnerships with individuals in order to identify a Path toward Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Recovery. The process will support the development of skills in self-advocacy, choice and empowerment.

Principle Duties:

  • Good Computer skills, Documentation skills, and Time Management skills required.
  • Provides Individual Peer Support in the Community
  • Identifies strengths and barriers to create a plan for skill development
  • Advocates to create a community connection and linkage to natural and paid supports
  • Able to adapt work schedule to meet the program and client needs
  • Able to meet weekly Managed Care requirements for assessment, documentation and billing
  • Committed to Quality Services
  • Demonstrates a thoughtful approach to transition planning

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have New York State Peer Specialist certification – or – provisional certification
    • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent, at least 1 year of relevant experience working with individuals with Substance Use Disorder and/or Serious Mental Illness
    • Must have personal experience in developing recovery from a Mental Health diagnosis
    • Must have completed Core Training on Academy of Peer Services
  • Must have a valid Driver's license and own transportation

Preferred:

  • 2 or more years’ experience providing Peer Support
  • Knowledgeable of HARP HCBS including Empowerment Peer Support, Habilitation, Psycho-social Rehabilitation, Family Support and Training and Pre-Vocational Services
  • Multilingual a plus

EOE

Open Date: 9/19/2018

Close Date: 10/3/2018

How To Apply