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Certified Peer Specialist 2, Buffalo Psychiatric Center, P24399

New York State Office of Mental Health

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$53,263 - $64,693/hr.

Vacancy ID150095

Minimum Qualifications: 

Non-Competitive: current certification as an NYCPS by the NYPSCB and two years of post-certification experience as an NYCPS.

Duties Description: 

As a Certified Peer Specialist 2 you Serves as a role model and provides advocacy and support services to individuals.

• Assists individuals in identifying, developing, and practicing personalized coping and crisis management skills to deal with their psychiatric symptoms.

• Interacts with individuals as a peer and shares common experiences; and assists individuals in identifying areas in which they need support.

• Organizes and facilitates self-help groups and activities; teaches self-help techniques and group process skills; and facilitates the establishment of peer, natural, and social support networks.

• Helps individuals carry out tasks defined in their treatment plans, and actively participate in their treatment planning process.

• Instructs and assists individuals in identifying or clarifying rehabilitation and recovery goals, and in developing daily living, educational, social, vocational, and other skills for empowerment and successful community living.

• Assists individuals in understanding and obtaining access to available community resources and benefits; provides information; and links individuals to essential supports, such as legal, housing, education, medical, and financial services.

• Advocates for the needs of individuals; and provides education and training on their perspectives to other mental health and human service providers.

May mentor and train non-certified Peer Specialists. Certified Peer Specialist 2 In addition to performing any of the above duties, performs the full range of supervisory duties for lower-level Peer Specialists; plans, develops, implements, and evaluates peer programs and services; and serves as the discipline head for Peer Services.

Additional Comments

Background Investigation/Justice Center Review:
Prospective appointees will be:

1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.

2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information and may be required to pay any necessary fees.

3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Notes on Applying:

Indicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it with your other application materials.

http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/employment/docs/employment-application.pdf

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations, and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees’ unique attributes and skills are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Posted On: February 16, 2024

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