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Bilingual Peer Counselor

Samaritan Daytop Village

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$40,000 - $45,000/yr.

Bilingual with a CRPA or CRPA-P certificate

Position Overview
Under general direction, The Peer will work with the team to provide community based support with a rehabilitation and recovery focus using shared lived
experiences in NYS OASAS regulated programs. In addition, the Peer Worker will
work as a fully integrated team member providing individual face to face services in
the client’s home or community as specified in the service protocols. This work is
carried out in support of the mission and goals of Samaritan Daytop Village.

Essential Functions:
• Provides in person individualized support to individuals who have been
identified with a mental health diagnosis and/or substance use.
• Serves as a role model, mentor, and advocate in order to help prevent
relapse and promote log-term recovery.
• Provides strength-based rehabilitative and recovery-oriented services
individually and as part of a team.
• Establish a trusting relationship with client based in mutuality and
unconditional positive regard during outreach and meetings in the
community and in various program settings.
• Supports client in developing and implementing a person-centered recovery
plan that is relevant to the current expressed needs of the client, consistent
with the Plan of Care.
• Shares personal experiences to foster a sense of hope and recovery.
• Ensures coordination of services through collaboration and consultation with
other staff, providers and identified family and/or friends of clients.
• Assists client with entitlements and concrete services; working together with
client, advocates on client’s behalf via telephone and written
• Attends and participates in weekly supervision, staff meetings and periodic
in-service trainings.
• Attains and maintain competency in evidence-based practices as assigned.
• Documents time and effort and tasks during working hours as required for


  • Knowledge of various organizational treatment.
  • Assess residents using Samaritan Daytop assessment tools as assigned.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with persons with co-occurring disorders.
  • Knowledge of the laws regarding personnel and client information.
  • Knowledge of Client Rights.
  • Knowledge of Code of Ethics.
  • Always be courteous to clients, families, and other staff members.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable to change in the work environment.
  • Good computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Willing to travel to other sites
  • Ability to multi-task.


Posted On: October 19, 2023

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