CORE Certified Peer Specialist
Job Details
Monticello - Monticello, NY
Full Time
High School
Direct Support

Do you love to empower others?

 

We are looking to hire a CORE Certified Peer Specialist (Community Oriented Recovery and Empowerment) who will be responsible for providing individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or behavioral health conditions, who receive Medicaid, opportunities to receive services in their homes or community.

 

Independent Living, Inc., a progressive and dynamic cross-disability services organization and a leader in the provision of peer services in the Hudson Valley region. The CORE Certified Peer Specialist will be responsible for but not limit to providing non-clinical peer support, promoting skills for coping with and managing behavioral health symptoms as well as providing transitional support for individuals with hospitalization, detox admissions or other institutional stays. Must have personal lived experience as a former or current user of mental health services or have personal substance use recovery experience. Bachelor's Degree in Human Services plus two years of advocacy experience preferred or commensurate experience.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advocacy Support- assist with building self-advocacy and self-efficacy skills.
  • Activation and Engagement in Recovery- engaging in the recovery process, empowering the Individual to achieve their goals. Increase and promote hope.
  • Community Participation- assist the Individual in developing social networks, meaningful activities and building healthy relationships.
  • Pre-Crisis and Crises Support- use knowledge of resources, treatment, services and supports to the Individual.
  • Complete all reporting and record keeping as required which includes entering progress notes and service plans into the agency's electronic healthcare record.
  • Maintain regular contact with participants care managers to coordinate care.
  • Completes all reporting and record keeping following the defined processes and within the required timeframes.
  • Other duties as assigned or required by the needs of the position.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Honesty, respect for diversity, high personal standards, language and behaviors reflecting such values and the Independent Living philosophy.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize the need for and facilitate connections between consumers and IL and other disability related services.
  • Knowledge of local, statewide and national disability related issues and community dynamics.
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Must have good time management skills and be self-directing, especially if there is any downtime.

 

SHIFT:

  • Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.

 

BENEFITS:

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid time off

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • New York State Certified Peer Specialist credential (can be provisional) or New York Certified Recovery Peer Advocate credential (can be provisional).
  • Must have personal lived experience as a former or current user of mental health services or have personal substance use recovery experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services plus two years of advocacy experience preferred or commensurate experience.

 

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