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Wellness Specialist

Hands Across Long Island

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$40,000 - $50,000/hr.

Organization Summary

Hands Across Long Island, Inc. (HALI) is a non-profit, peer-run mental health agency providing advocacy and support to people experiencing trauma, mental health, and co-occurring life challenges. HALI provides a collaborative, flexible, and supportive work environment, along with a competitive benefits package.

Job Summary/Objective

The Wellness Specialist is a member of HALI’s Empowerment team. This is an opportunity to support individuals with wellness by delivering 1:1 peer support and assisting in the delivery of peer training and the internship program. The Wellness Specialist helps to expand the social and community building opportunities while providing peer delivered support.

Essential responsibilities

  • Support Recovery Center visitors with wellness and community participation goals
  • Communicate the value of community participation
  • Assist in delivery of HALI peer training and internship program
  • Provide 1:1 peer support and facilitate self-help groups
  • Collect data and document work as needed
  • Help design, plan, and host social events
  • Conduct outreach to community resources
  • Educate and present in the community on mental health needs and experiences
  • Use frameworks like Trauma-Informed Peer Support, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Personalized Medicine, Eight Dimensions of Wellness, Recovery Coaching, and Motivational Interviewing in support of HALI community.
  • Promote overall agency vision of recovery, peer support, empowerment, and social justice.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to creatively design programming
  • Reliability and ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant resources available in Suffolk County
  • Training in, and demonstrated understanding of, frameworks such as Trauma-Informed Peer Support, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Personalized Medicine, Eight Dimensions of Wellness, Recovery Coaching, and Motivational Interviewing
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and engagement skills

Required Education/Certifications/Experience:

  • At least 2 (two) years’ experience working as a Peer Specialist, in any setting
  • Valid NYS driver’s license
  • HS diploma or GED required; Bachelors degree a plus.
  • NY Certified Peer Specialist (CPS or CPS-P) or credentialed Youth Peer Advocate (YPA or YPA-P).
  • NY Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) not required, but a plus.
  • Self-identified experience with mental health, trauma, and/or co-occurring life challenges and receiving mental health services with a willingness to disclose experience, and ability to strategically use experiences to relate to and support others now experiencing challenges and/or services

Work Location: Central Islip, NY. Local travel may be required. HALI vehicles may be used as appropriate

Work Hours/Schedule: Full time, 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm

Pay: $40,000-$50,000 annually dependent upon experience and credentials

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Term Life/AD&D/Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Pet Insurance, Identity Theft, 403(b) with Matching, Paid Time Off (PTO)

At HALI, we are committed to creating a workplace that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusivity in all aspects of our operations. We firmly believe that diversity enriches our Agency’s culture, fuels innovation, and leads to employee and participant empowerment. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion extends to all employees, participants, and the community.

Hands Across Long Island is an equal opportunity employer, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications, in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.

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