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Senior Peer Specialist

CASES

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$60,000 - $60,000/hr.

Responsibilities:  

  • Work in a mental health clinic and provide peer support as defined
  • Assist client with person-centered goal planning 
  • Collaborate with client and care management team to identify the services clients should receive based on stage of change, immediate needs, and recommended treatment objectives 
  • Assess and provide services to clients to address housing, income support, education and vocational training, social supports, employment, and primary care needs 
  • Assist clients with linkages to and systems navigation within the behavioral health, human services, and criminal justice systems as appropriate 
  • Act as an advocate and liaison for clients in accessing resources to support service plan goals 
  • Use motivational interviewing, recovery, and trauma-informed approaches when delivering peer services 
  • Involve family and significant others in the client’s treatment with the team 
  • Provide individual peer supportwellness counseling, harm reduction counseling based on motivational interviewing 
  • Provide 10% of treatment contacts in the community, including accompanying clients to appointments and events as well as clients actively hospitalized 
  • Complete Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP), safety, crisis intervention, and relapse prevention plans 
  • Conduct mobile outreach to clients who unexpectedly disengage from clinic services 
  • Provide telemental health services to incarcerated persons pending release that will be connected to clinic services for engagement of services 
  • Provide 24-hour crisis intervention on-call services on a rotating basis 
  • Provide culturally competent services in accordance with CASES policies and practice 

 

Qualifications and Skills:  

  • High school diploma 
  • Must have NYS Peer Certification and in good standing or equivalent  
  • At least 18 months of work experience providing peer support to individuals with serious mental illness and criminal justice involvement 
  • Graduate of a recognized peer specialist training program such as the Howie the Harp Peer Advocacy and Training Center Peer Specialist Program 
  • Lived experience using mental health and/or substance use treatment services 
  • Individuals with previous criminal justice experience are encouraged to apply 
  • Proficiency with computer and electronic and health records 
  • Spanish speaking a plus 

 

Reports to: Practice Administrator 

 

Travel or Special Conditions/Requirements:  This position has flexible work flexibility where for which staff have flexibility to complete their work day from home or another suitable space, typically after reporting to the office and/or engaging in field or community-based work.

Posted On: April 10, 2024

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