Peer Specialist

Peer Specialist

Direct Care/Service Planning
NYC Region
2 weeks

PURPOSE:

To train Behavioral Health clients and serve as a role model and advocate in the areas of entitlements, self advocacy and empowerment, daily activities, housing and employment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide concrete service delivery to clients (i.e. benefits/entitlements), as per program needs.

Lead and co-leads a variety of recovery group, especially on issues of self-advocacy, entitlements and daily living activities, housing issues and employment readiness.

Communicate with collaterals and other agency staff on behalf of clients to assist case management staff as needed.

Participate in team meetings, supervision and discharge planning discussion.

Appropriately document groups and program activities on forms provided by Program Management.

Assists in various duties (as needed) for the program (i.e. kitchen aide, entitlements counselor, etc.).

Maintain resource materials on recovery for client use.

Train consumers in peer advocacy skills.

May be assigned other tasks and duties reasonably related to their job responsibilities.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

High School Diploma, GED or completion of Peer Advocacy Training Program required.
Relevant life experience preferred.
Familiarity with NYS Entitlements, Housing and Mental Health Service Delivery System.
Basic computer skills a plus.

  • Agency
    The Jewish Board

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