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Eastern State Hospital - Peer Recovery Specialist Internship (Virginia)

This internship is for those wishing to get their 500 required hours to get Virginia State Certification as a peer recovery specialist. Download Flyer

Contact: Melissa Evans: [email protected]   (757)208-7293 

OR 

Katrina Pollard: [email protected]  (757)253-5011 

Lantern - Peer Engagement Specialist - Supportive Housing (NYC)

The Peer Engagement Specialist (PES) is responsible for providing assistance to residents in recovery to live as independently as possible within a supportive housing setting.  Using lived experience, the PES will help to engage residents in services and activities both internally at Lantern and in the external community.   They will assist staff in the implementation of supportive housing services and build positive relationships with residents in order to maximize engagement.

Location: Washington Heights and Ozone Park

Required Education and Experience: 

·       Peer Certification with New York State or willingness to complete within six months hire.

·       Lived experience receiving services for mental health, substance use, and/or a chronic health condition and a commitment to assist others in attaining recovery and wellness goals. 

·       Good written and verbal communication skills; computer proficiency required.

·       High School Diploma or equivalent required.

·       Demonstrated ability to work in conjunction with a social services team.  

·       Sensitivity to issues involved in working in diverse organization is essential.

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Agape Network, Inc. (Florida) - We are currently seeking Outpatient Peer Specialist for North and South - Dade County. 

Agape Network provides holistic, value-based quality care through a patient-centered medical home for a total wellness approach, incorporating treatment modalities that heal the body, mind and spirit. With highly experienced care teams of more than 150 staff members, including physicians, board certified addiction specialists (child and adult), psychiatrists, therapists, licensed clinical social workers, case managers, chaplains, intake team, advanced nurse practitioners, benefits eligibility determination specialists, registered dietitians and peer specialists, we are uniquely qualified to serve people with complex behavioral and physical healthcare needs. 

Work out in the field, flexible schedule 

Outpatient Peer Specialist Job Description

The Peer Specialist is an active member of the Treatment Program/Team and provides peer support services to clients with serious mental illness, substance abuse, co-occurrent disorders; both in a residential and outpatient setting. Peer Specialist will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support for clients in outpatient and inpatient settings. The Peer Specialist performs a wider range of task to assist peers of all ages, in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. This individual will share his or her practical experience, knowledge, and first-hand insight to benefit the team and clients.  The Peer Specialist functions as a fully integrated team member to provide expertise about the recovery process and symptom management.

Outpatient Peer Specialist Responsibilities (This list not inclusive of all duties assigned)

  • The right candidate will possess the following skills and abilities:
  •  Engages in peer-to-peer counseling and education to clients, including advocacy, and direct service, using own recovery experience as a positive model.
  • Encourages individuals through their own recovery process by assisting individuals with learning about and accessing community resources independently. 
  • Collaborate with treatment team by attending weekly meetings.
  • Serves as a role model and mentor to consumers to help provide empowerment. 
  • Collaboration with the treatment team to ensure protection of client rights and improve their knowledge of those rights as well as appropriate grievance and complaint filing procedures.
  • Performs related and special projects that provide client’s needs, including community-based and/or agency events as assigned
  • Facilitate group meetings to assist clients with daily living skills.
  • Organize and lead individual and group leisure activities to provide increased social experiences.
  • Link clients to a church in the area where client will be relocating after finishing the program.
  • Providing Peer Specialist services to outpatient clients in the field.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Outpatient Peer Specialist Qualifications

  • Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (preferred) or Peer Specialist seeking certification. 
  • The ability to articulate wellness/recovery focused value and principles. 
  • Adaptability, cultural sensitivity, and understanding of the mental health and co-occurring population
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Continue personal education through staff development and training each year, (i.e. WRAP, Peer Specialist, and Leadership).

  • ·         Reliable Transportation, Cellphone, and Laptop/Computer
  • ·         Bilingual Preferred
  • ·         Ability to handle multiple priorities and switch tasks quickly.
  • ·         Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written.
  • ·         Ability to use good judgment in sensitive situations and maintain confidentiality.
 

 Contact

Alysson Corrales

Human Resources Manager

305.235.2616 EXT 341

Or Apply online  https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=hcnet&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US


Horizon House

Youth CPS at the Horizon House PEACE program in Philadelphia, PA. The PEACE program provides coordinated specialty care services to young adults with early psychosis. PEACE is looking for a youth peer support specialist who can support young adults at the program as they establish and move toward self-directed recovery and life goals. The peer specialist would also have the opportunity to receive training and support to be a peer decision coach to program participants as part of a grant-funded pilot study taking place at PEACE over the next 2 year
Interested individuals can email the program director (Marie Wenzel:  [email protected]) directly with their resume and cover letter (cover letter not required). They can also apply online at this link: http://hr.hhinc.org/careers/Careers.aspx?req=2020%3a2193-002&type=JOBDESCR
 

NYC Health + Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health (Part-time, Multiple Positions) - posted 2/26/20

Peer Counselor II Job Description

Under the supervision of the Office of Behavioral Health, the candidate for the position uses their lived experience as a behavioral health consumer to be a role model regarding the power of hope and resiliency, especially in relation to maintaining healthy habits that prevent relapse of mental illness, substance abuse and/or health issues.

General Patient-Centered Focused Activities:

 §  Assists the consumer with activities of daily living, e.g., setting up household, public transportation, budgeting, shopping, socializing, parenting, and other skills relevant to an individual’s rehabilitation goals. May make home visits.

§  Distributes and uses the Guide to Keeping Healthy after the Hospital © booklet in groups with consumers on inpatient units and within ambulatory care services.

§  Uses one's personal experience as a consumer of behavioral health services in role-modeling recovery and providing hope for other consumers.

§  Shares with the consumers their own personal skills that they use to stay out of the hospital.

§  Engages consumers and helps motivate them to set positive goals for their health and well-being. Also helps them to better understand the purpose and benefit of being in the hospital.

§  Assists consumers in seeking clarification about the treatment and recovery process.

§  Promotes wellness and recovery by assisting consumers, in an individual and/or group setting, to identify their strengths and goals and to promote the notion of empowerment.

§  Assists consumers in identifying their own individual warning signs of relapse and identifying and developing individual coping strategies.

§  Assists consumers in identifying the causes of what brought them into the hospital and how they can learn how to stay out of the hospital.

§  Assists consumers in developing skills intended to improve: mental health, substance abuse, physical health, activities of daily living (ADL), and self-advocacy.

§  Links consumers with peer support and social support networks in the community. Documents in accordance with program requirements, in a timely manner.

§  Maintains a rapport with assigned Nurse Liaison upon entering and exiting the inpatient unit.

§  Participates in a weekly team supervision to obtain information and resources for consumers and staff.

Minimum Qualifications

1.     A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent; and

2.     Satisfactory and documented completion of a formalized peer counselor/specialist training program which meets the training requirements for a Peer Advocacy Organization as mandated by the State of New York Office of Mental Health in their Official Policy Manual. The training program must be at least six months in duration; and one year of full-time satisfactory experience working with consumers of mental health services as a peer counselor/specialist, peer advocate or in a related human services area.; or

3.     Two years of full-time satisfactory experience working with consumers of mental health services as a peer counselor/specialist, peer advocate or in a related human services area; and

4.     Current NYS Peer Specialist Certification

Contact:

Gita Enders, LMSW, MA, CPRP | she, her, hers

212.788.3524 |[email protected]