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Peer Specialist (Part-time) in Manhattan, New York at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 3/24/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW:

To train Behavioral Health clients and serve as a role model and advocate in the areas of entitlements, self-advocacy and empowerment, daily activities, housing and employment.

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide concrete service delivery to clients (i.e. benefits/entitlements), as per program needs.
  • Lead and co-leads a variety of recovery group, especially on issues of self-advocacy, entitlements and daily living activities, housing issues and employment readiness.
  • Communicate with collaterals and other agency staff on behalf of clients to assist case management staff as needed.
  • Participate in team meetings, supervision and discharge planning discussion.
  • Appropriately document groups and program activities on forms provided by Program Management.
  • Assists in various duties (as needed) for the program (i.e. kitchen aide, entitlements counselor, etc.).
  • Maintain resource materials on recovery for client use.
  • Train consumers in peer advocacy skills.
  • May be assigned other tasks and duties reasonably related to their job responsibilities.

EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • ¬†High School Diploma, GED
  • Some post-secondary education preferred, as is experience with a similar population in a community setting.
  • NY Peer Specialist certification is required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE:

  • Relevant life experience preferred.

  • Familiarity with NYS Entitlements, Housing and Mental Health Service Delivery System.

  • Basic computer skills a plus.