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CCBHC Peer Specialist

Family Service League

Part-Time | On Location / In Office

$23,985 - $23,985/yr.

Established in 1926, Family Service League is a social services agency who provides comprehensive services to individuals, children, and families to improve the quality of their lives at home, in the workplace, and in the community. With more than 60 social service and mental health programs in over 20 locations, Family Service League is committed to serving Long Island’s most vulnerable citizens.

 

SUMMARY

Family Service League is seeking a part-time salaried Peer Specialist for our Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in Riverhead. The Peer Specialist will serve as a part of the multidisciplinary team outpatient behavioral health program. The Peer Specialist will be responsible for the outreach support and coordination of care for clients.

 

We offer a generous benefits package including the following:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Retirement Savings Plan with a 5% employer contribution
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Generous PTO (paid time off)
  • Up to 11 paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Student Tuition Remission Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Discounts and more!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Peer Specialist will provide outreach to clients to facilitate their engagement in services and offer additional support so they can engage in treatment and live successfully in the community.
  • Provide coaching and recovery support, including issues of self-advocacy, linkage to aftercare, wellness self-management, medication adherence, smoking cessation, entitlements, and daily living activities.
  • Accompany clients to medical and other appointments to facilitate their engagement and follow through as needed.
  • The Peer Specialist will provide concrete service delivery to clients, such as benefits and enrollments, as per individual needs.
  • Maintain documents, records, statistics, and other related reports in an organized, timely and accurate manner, as per policy and procedure.
  • Coordinate care planning with other providers of services and resources to ensure goal directed, collaborative care, including care transitions.
  • The Peer Specialist will act as a resource to all team members on psychosocial and substance abuse issues and resources.
  • Provide telephonic, as well as face to face outreach, engagement and service planning during clients stay at the center, and immediately following discharge.
  • Act as a linkage to community services, including medical, behavioral, residential, entitlement and any other needed services per interdisciplinary care plan.
  • Monitor overall service delivery to clients to ensure coordination and continuity; advocate with service providers/resources as needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention and follow-up.
  • Complete training and maintain proficiency with de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or equivalent required

Peer Specialist Certification or eligible with plan to obtain certification within 1 year of employment required.

At least 1 year of experience as a peer specialist in a related setting preferred.

Relevant life experience required, including personal experience living with a disability and/or social/emotional challenge, and willingness to draw upon this experience to serve as a role model.

Familiarity with NYS Entitlements, Housing, Health, and/or Mental Health/Substance Abuse Service Delivery System preferred.

Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills required.

Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Electronic Health Records required.

Valid and clean NYS Driver’s License required.

 

“Family Service League is committed to the belief that all individuals deserve uncompromising respect. Through our recruitment efforts, we continually strive to attain and maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce that meets the needs of our clients and the communities we serve. Family Service League strongly encourages candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for any positions for which they feel potentially qualified.”

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