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DASH Peer Specialist

Family Service League

Part-Time | On Location / In Office

$19 - $20/hr.

Established in 1926, Family Service League is a social services agency who provides comprehensive services to individuals, children, and families to improve the quality of their lives at home, in the workplace, and in the community. With more than 60 social service and mental health programs in over 20 locations, Family Service League is committed to serving Long Island’s most vulnerable citizens.

 

SUMMARY

Family Service League is seeking a per diem Peer Specialist to provide peer support and linkages within a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week behavioral health Crisis Stabilization Center with 24/7 Hotline and Mobile Crisis Team.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide outreach to clients and/or their families in the field, by phone and in person.
  • Facilitate engagement in services and offer linkage to community resources.
  • Participate in Crisis Assessments and linkages as part of multidisciplinary team.
  • Provide recovery readiness support through linkage to community resources.
  • Provide warm hands off to all levels of treatment.
  • Provide person centered care and share lived experience to facilitate engagement.
  • Coordinate with collateral contacts, including family and other providers.
  • Utilize motivational interviewing to assist individuals in readiness for change.
  • Provide opioid overdose education and train individuals and family to use Narcan.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team, partnering with Social Workers, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Peers to work collaboratively on clients needing Assessments and Linkage.
  • Coordinate care planning with other providers of services/resources to ensure goal directed, collaborative care, including care transitions.
  • Act as a resource to all team members on community-based recovery supports.
  • Complete thorough and timely documentation according to regulations in an Electronic Health Record.
  • Complete trainings and maintain proficiency with de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques.
  • Conduct field work.
  • Abide by FSL’s Code of Ethics.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Peer Certification or willingness to become certified required.
  • Prior experience as a peer, paid or volunteer preferred.
  • Relevant life experience required and willingness to draw upon this experience to engage individuals and serve as a role model.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team. Must be responsive to time deadlines.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office required; experience with Electronic Health Records preferred.
  • Valid and clean New York State Driver’s License and able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner under all driving conditions
  • Possible Evening and Weekend hours required.

 

“Family Service League is committed to the belief that all individuals deserve uncompromising respect. Through our recruitment efforts, we continually strive to attain and maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce that meets the needs of our clients and the communities we serve. Family Service League strongly encourages candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for any positions for which they feel potentially qualified.”

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