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Housing Recovery Peer Advocate

Family and Children's Association

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$24 - $24/hr.

II.  GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The THRIVE Housing Recovery Peer Advocate will provide recovery support services via coaching and group facilitation onsite at housing programs THRIVE has developed partnerships with.  The THRIVE Housing Recovery Peer Advocate will provide majority of services in the field within the housing programs, addressing the needs of residents within the programs.

III.  ESSENTIAL  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following are the essential duties of this position.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

  •   Develop strong working collaboration with staff at housing programs that Director has developed partnership with.
  •   Identify in-home needs of residents within housing programs, provide coaching and groups to meet these identified needs.
  • Identify community based supports, including events at THRIVE Recovery Centers, to connect residents with.
  •  Develop and implement groups onsite at THRIVE Recovery Centers to engage residents in onsite services specific for their housing program.
  •  Assist in developing plans for expanding the agency’s presence within the housing programs.
  • Keep communication open and continuous with agency, supervisor(s), staff & members of the team of new and important information that could support ongoing and development of new programs within the agency. Also keep agency apprised of new developments such as resources, organizations, and agencies as they become available
  •  Provide information and literature about the program to potential clients
  • Provide monthly reports for agency and agency partners
  •  Position works evenings  and 1 weekend day

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS  EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 H.S Diploma or Equivalent plus Completion of 30 hours CCAR- Recovery Coach Academy plus 16 hours peer ethics training

Certificates or Licenses: CRPA, CRPA-P, or CRPA-P eligible

 

  • Relevant life experience required which includes personal experience living with a disability, history of substance use, or social/emotional challenge, and willingness to draw upon this experience to serve as a role model to support the recovery goals of individuals served required.
  • Familiarity with recovery skills, support services, and local community resources required, including substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and referrals.
  •  A valid New York State driver’s license with a safe and responsible driving history. Ability to drive to client’s home and other sites required.
  • Must have intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) in order to complete all required paperwork and perform other responsibilities. Must have the ability to readily learn and adapt to program specific applications, including an EHR system.
  • Ability to work evenings required.

 

All positions at FCA are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, political status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

Posted On: December 29, 2023

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