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Peer Coordinator/Supervisor

Outreach Development Corp

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$50,000 - $62,000/yr.

ODC seeks a Peer Coordinator/ Supervisor for the agency’s new Street Outreach Program on Long Island. The Peer Coordinator/Supervisor is responsible for the coordination and care management of Street Outreach Program clients and co-supervision of their fellow program peers. The Peer Coordinator/ Supervisor engages one on one with clients to integrate and coordinate care, support care transitions and support delivery of treatment for clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders in collaboration with the Street Outreach team, ODC staff and partner agencies. In addition to executing the duties and responsibilities of the Peer Coordinator/ Supervisor, this individual also serves to make any other arrangements, whether at ODC or outside providers, who are deemed necessary or beneficial to the client’s treatment, recovery, & health.

Job Scope:

  • Under the direction of the Program Director, support outreach and engagement efforts to clients to provide information about ODC and other agencies’ program and services.
  • Assists in gathering data to support the assessment process.
  • In collaboration with the Street Outreach Program team, ODC’s clinical staff and other agency partners, identifies cultural and linguistic needs and preferences and delivers person-centered care.
  • Provides community-based SUD and behavioral health treatment and recovery services to clients with SUD and co-occurring disorders and collaborates with the care team and staff.
  • Identifies and resolves barriers, reports, and complies with the Person-Centered Treatment Plan.
  • Supports clients in goal achievement by scheduling follow-up contacts as needed and appropriate. Assesses progress against the care plans’ goals and modify as needed.
  • Facilitates referrals to care, transportation, and other supports to ensure that clients can attend appointments.
  • Assists with transportation to needed appointments as necessary.
  • Assists clients in navigating the network of community-based services and information.
  • Supports warm handoffs and safe transitions of care for clients moving between care settings.
  • Facilitates communication between clients or designated representative and community-based medical, behavioral, and social service providers.
  • Attending meetings and participating in training as required or requested.
  • Completes all required documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assists with making reminder phone calls for appointments.

Qualifications:

  • Certification required; Credentialed as a NYS Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) and / or a CASAC.
  • At least 2 to 3 years’ experience in CRPA role; supervisor or leadership role.
  • Knowledge and clinical experience working in an OASAS and/or OMH licensed facility.
  • Program management and clinical supervisory experience in an OASAS facility.
  • Experience in community-based behavioral health support programs preferred.
  • Experience with accessing local resources, navigating health, behavioral health and/or substance use treatment systems preferred.
  • Ability to perceive people in the context of the Stages of Change Model of behavior change.
  • Knowledge of SUD treatment paths including medication assisted treatment options, community resources, and knowledge of 12 Step recovery model.
  • Willingness to perceive substance use treatment and recovery through the lens of holistic care.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people and personalities.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Strong motivational interviewing skills or willingness to learn.
  • Clean driver’s license.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Pay: $50,000 – $62,000 annually
  • Benefits: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, TDA 403(b)

Other:

  • Background check required for all employees
  • Full-time
  • Location: Roosevelt, NY

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.Must have the ability to travel among assigned sites as needed. There may be long periods of standing, sitting, and computer usage.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Outreach is an equal opportunity employer. The agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, socio-economic status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or creed, disability, or political or sexual orientation. Diversity is celebrated as a strength at Outreach.

Outreach seeks a diverse pool of candidates and will offer a competitive salary. Adding to our outstanding benefits, some members of Outreach’s clinical and professional staff may be eligible for student loan forgiveness and repayment plans for persons working in public service, education, and health care, including the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) Plan, or the New York State Licensed Social Worker Loan Forgiveness (LSWLF) Program. Outreach’s NYC outpatient programs are also approved for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Substance Use Disorder Loan Repayment program, for eligible clinicians.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 – $62,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Application Question(s):

  • Are you a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor?
  • How many years of experience do you have working in an OASAS and/or OMH facility?

Experience:

  • supervisory: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)
  • Certified Peer Recovery Advocate credential (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Posted On: December 21, 2023

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