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Peer Advocate

Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$20 - $21/hr.

Required Education:

HS diploma or GED; Complete 46 hours of training; 500 hours of volunteer or paid experience as a peer advocate; complete 25 hours of supervision by a Qualified Health Professional; has a provisional certification (CPRA-P), and then a full Recovery Peer Advocate Certification

Core Responsibilities

  • Modeling coping skills. Assisting with applying for benefits
  • Accompanying clients to court appearances and medical or other appointments.
  • Providing non-clinical crisis support, especially after periods of hospitalization or incarceration
  • Working with participants to identify strengths, Linking participants to formal recovery supports
  • Educating program participants about various modes of recovery
  • Travel training – to use public transportation independently
  • Supporting another peer in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services
  • Facilitating non-clinical peer support groups
  • Helping peers develop Recovery Plans, Learning and practicing new skills
  • Helping peers self-monitor their progress

Call:  718-670-4416

Posted On: January 31, 2024

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