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Peer Specialist - Bronx F.A.C.T. Program

The Bridge

Description

The Bridge, an innovative and well respected mental health agency serving adults with serious mental illness, substance abuse, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and co-morbid medical conditions is seeking a Peer Specialist for its FACT Program.

Responsibilities:

•Complete the vocational assessments, components of the ACT comprehensive assessment •Identify services consumers should receive in ACT based on assessment of education, vocational and work history, and immediate needs and recommend treatment objectives for the consumer's service plan•During the assessment obtains information: a) to establish the nature and extent of consumer interest in education, vocational training and competitive employment and interventions required to promote progress towards vocational goals, and b) lead the ACT team in daily meetings and weekly clinical meetings around vocational issues and incorporate findings into service plans•Build in review and evaluation points, and modifies the service plan in the light of feedback from recipients and relevant others•Develop comprehensive service plans and 6-month service plan reviews in collaboration with the consumer and the consumer's support system•Involve family and significant others in the consumer's treatment with the ACT team and provide psycho-education•Complete 6-month comprehensive assessment and crisis intervention and relapse prevention plans, progress notes and significant data•Provide individual employment and vocational counseling •Complete at least 68 face to face treatment contacts in the community each month•Assess and provide supports to consumers to address needs for problem-solving, wellness self-management, housing, education and vocational training, social supports, and employment. •Act as advocate and liaison for consumers activities to seek and gain access to adult education, vocational training and competitive employment •Provide 24-hour crisis intervention on-call services on rotating basis•Provide 80 percent of treatment contacts in the community•Provide culturally competent services in accordance with The Bridge policies and practice

Qualifications

NYS OMH and/or OASAS Certified Peer Specialist, or Provisionally Certified• At least 2 years of work experience providing peer support to individuals with serious mental illness and criminal justice involvement; graduate of a recognized peer specialist training program such as the Howie the Harp Peer Advocacy and Training Center Peer Specialist Program; High school diploma • Lived experience using mental health treatment and/or substance use treatment services• Individuals with previous criminal justice experience are eligible• Proficiency with computer and electronic health records • Spanish speaking a plus.

Salary

Competitive

Contact

Please forward resume and cover letter to:

Sheryl Silver, Senior V.P. of Community Support Programs.

Posted on 03/06/17; CVMHA ID #10795