New York, NY
| On Location / In Office
$38,000 - $38,000/yr.
11/15/23 HIRING EVENT
Job Title: Peer Specialist
Department: Community Support Programs
Reports To: Program Administrator
Schedule: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: New York City
Education: GED or High School Diploma with completion and certification from NYS Peer Specialist program
Experience: Lived experience involving incarceration, mental health treatment and/or substance abuse treatment
- Provide designated services with participant in home and/ or community-based setting(s).
- Demonstrate excellent time and task management skills, as well as oral and written communication skills.
- Complete Wellness Recovery Action Plans WRAP, safety, crisis intervention and relapse prevention plans.
- Identify the treatment services consumers should receive based on severity of stage of change, immediate needs and recommend treatment objectives for the consumer’s treatment plan.
- Assess and provide services to consumers to address housing, income support, education and vocational training, social supports, employment, and primary care needs.
- Recommend treatment objectives for the consumer’s service plan.
- Use motivational interviewing, recovery and trauma-informed approaches when delivering peer services.
- Involve family and significant others in the consumer’s treatment with the ACT team.
- Complete progress notes collaboratively but no later than 24-hours after delivering a service and ensure progress notes are available to be read in the daily organizational meeting.
- Provide individual peer support and wellness counseling, harm reduction counseling based on motivational interviewing.
- Work effectively with the consumer’s support system, and self-help groups providing services to FACT consumers.
- Link consumes to peer support and self-help recovery resources.
- Achieve the minimum required face to face service contacts in the community each month.
- Act as advocate and liaison for consumers in income support and access to resources to support service plan goals.
- Provide culturally competent services in accordance with The Bridge’s policies and practice.
- Any other duties as assigned.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills:
- Experience working in a home and/ or community-based settings preferred
- Knowledge of harm reduction and person-centered service provision preferred
- Effective use of self-disclosure to inspire hope and support for individuals experiencing mental health and substance use challenges
- Excellent inter-personal communication including the ability to establish empathic, empowering relationships with people who have experienced psychiatric disabilities and trauma
- Must be able to maintain clear and appropriate boundaries with service recipients and their collaterals
- Basic knowledge of the public mental health system, including self-help and empowerment programs that support recovery
- Must be able to climb stairs and utilize all forms of public transportation; must be able to travel independently within the community
THE BRIDGE INC. IS AN AOA/EOE.