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Peer Counselor – Level II (CPEP Bridger)(Two Positions)

NYC Health + Hospitals | Elmhurst

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$44,605 - $49,958/yr.

With the supervision of a Peer Counselor Level III and/or Social Worker Level IV/V, Peer Counselor Level I

  • Contacts eligible CPEP patients to elicit any interest in Peer Bridger Services
  • Facilitates a Plan of Services for patients assigned
  • Provides any or all of the following services to assigned clients
  • Establishing reliable channels of communication with clients and their families
  • Escorting clients into the community and making home visits as needed
  • Facilitating community-based support meetings with multiple clients
  • Facilitating warm hand offs to Community Health Worker for care management support
  • Introducing clients to community-based support groups and resources
  • Engaging one or more clients in skills building activities such as, but not limited to, effective self-advocacy, use of mass transit, enjoyment of free and low-cost events, improved nutrition and self-care
  • Offering ongoing emotional support to clients and families
  • Accompanying clients and families on the transitional journey toward health care self-reliance
  • Engage patients with housing insecurity or homelessness
  • Gauge patient’s interest in receiving services for housing coordination
  • Facilitate warm hand offs to onsite or community-based resources for housing support
  • Escort patients to assessments, shelters, or safe havens
  • Documents interventions and plan results in the EMR
  • Discusses with Peer Counselor III and/or SW IV/V patients who are approaching transition to health care self-reliance to make an effective transition plan
  • Acts as preceptor for Peer Counselor I
  • Works closely with interdisciplinary team in CPEP as well as with related social and community agencies
  • Participates in investigations, quality assurance and performance improvement activities as required by Departmental leadership

Other tasks that may be assigned

Please apply online to Job ID 88427

Posted On: December 8, 2023

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