Recovery Peer Specialist (LEAP Program)

Recovery Peer Specialist (LEAP Program)

Elmcor Youth and Adult Activity, Inc. Queens, NY favicon

SUMMARY

The Recovery Peer Specialist will function as a role model, exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills, serving as an advocate providing peer support and resources for participants served. This includes developing person-centered recovery goals that enable individuals to live, learn, socialize, work and thrive in the community. This position reports directly to the Program Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES;

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide outreach to participants in order to facilitate their engagement in services and offer additional supports.
  • Conduct completion of required peer contact sheet
  • Picks up newly discharged participants from various locations and referral sources.
  • Assists with the development of wellness recovery action plans and recovery plan.
  • Assists participants with identifying sustaining coping techniques and self-help strategies.
  • Provides health coaching and recovery support, especially on issues of self-advocacy, wellness self-management, medication adherence, entitlements, and daily living activities.
  • Life skills or support group facilitation
  • Accompanies participants as needed to various appointments.
  • Encourages family involvement when appropriate, and provide family education and support
  • Provides telephonic as well as face to face outreach, engagement and service planning in the community.
  • Acts as a linkage to community services including medical, behavioral, residential, entitlement and any other needed services per interdisciplinary care plan.
  • Acts as a resource to all team members on team planning activities around substance abuse/MATS issues.
  • Maintains documents, records, statistics, and other related reports in an organized, timely and accurate manner as per policy and procedures.
  • Accesses records only where the “need to know” exists.
  • Follows established Federal, State and Elmcor guidelines on confidentiality.
  • Assists participants with their case manager in determining steps necessary to achieve treatment goals.
  • Assists Case Manager to support participants, as needed, during interventions.
  • Recovery education for community members
  • Post-treatment monitoring and support
  • Provide recovery check-ups and coaching
  • Seeks supervision and consultation as needed.
  • May be required to work evenings and weekends.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diplomas or GED ( minimum requirement)
  • Certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate ( can be attained after employment)

Additional Qualifications:

  • Current New York State Driver’s License
  • Must have proficient computer skills.
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check, obtain clearance from the Office of Children and Family Services and be drug-free.
  • Written and verbal proficiency in Spanish preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Responds to changes in work requirements
  • Shows flexibility in changing of schedules as needed.
  • Be willing to take on additional responsibilities as requested.
  • Uses good judgment in bringing issues to the attention of supervisor.
  • Organizes tasks manages time well and directs oneself.
  • Performs job tasks in a manner that does not result in negative audit reviews.
  • Provides appropriate notice for absences and late arrivals, and is not chronically absent or late.
  • Refers to and follows agency policy and procedures.
  • Responds to opportunities and requirements for skill development.
  • Demonstrates openness to input on work issues from supervisor and co-workers.
  • Meets productivity requirements for position.
  • Maintains a work focused atmosphere; shares techniques for increasing productivity.
  • Performs duties in a manner that expedites work requirements.
  • Manages time, adheres to deadlines and prioritizes tasks.
  • Reports potential safety hazards on agency property.
  • Uses good judgment in matters of safety and liability for which there may not be prescribed procedures.
  • Shares information only where the “need to know” exists.
  • Conversations are conducted with privacy in mind (information is not discussed in public areas).
  • Demonstrates tact, courtesy, and helpfulness in relating to community agencies, coworkers, clients and other associates.
  • Responds to problems and conflict with solution-focused thinking.
  • Works effectively with people regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or national origin.

Employment Type: Full Time

Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) a plus.

Benefits: Participation in 401K/403B, Health/Dental Insurance, Paid Holidays, Annual and Sick Leave.

Job Types: Full-time & Part-time

Pay: $19.00 per hour

To apply for this job email your details to iserveu@me.com