Careers

Peer Specialist 3

Division: Youth Family and Community Service
Department: CCSI
Hours: 13 hours a week flexible
Application Deadline: March 30, 2017

QUALIFICATIONS
Education/Experience
1. High school diploma or GED
2. NYS Credential Certified Peer Specialist
3. Direct personal experience with Behavioral Health Services

Skills
1. Ability to advocate for self and others
2. Ability to communicate clearly, including active listening
3. Knowledge of recovery approaches
4. The ability to climb stairs, bend, stoop, sit, stand, reach and lift items weighing up to 40 lbs.
5. Ability to legally operate a vehicle in NY State

MAJOR FUNCTIONS
1. Participate in on-going continuing education completing certification requirements
2. Provide peer to peer support
3. Share common experiences
4. Participate in care planning
5. Provide transportation
6. Facilitate community orientation/integration
7. Actively participate in scheduled supervision
8. Facilitate support groups
9. Assist others in recovery based on individual need and cultural considerations
10. Participate in all required training
11. Represent the Agency and program in the community and with other service providers
12. Regular and substantial contact with individuals receiving support
13. Perform other related tasks as directed by supervisor