| On Location / In Office
$41,037 - $44,605/yr.
The Caring Transitions Team is comprised of Social Workers, Peer and Family Advocates, a Transitions Coordinator, and a Medical Director, who will support children, youth, and their families who present at H+H hospitals in Queens following a suicide attempt or serious suicidal behavior, from point of entry until 90 days post-discharge. The Caring Transitions Team will engage with youth and families upon presentation to the ED or direct admission.
The Peer Counselor is an integral part of this interdisciplinary team. Under supervision, the candidate for the position uses their lived experience as a behavioral health consumer. Peer counselors provide direct services to behavioral health consumers in emergency, inpatient, outpatient, home and specialized settings. Works in close collaboration with staff, consumers and family in planning and implementing treatment plans, supporting and navigating the system of care. Empowers individuals to advocate for themselves, resolve issues or problems and plan for their futures by serving as a role model.