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Peer Specialist - Bronx, NY

Goodwill Industries Greater New York & Northern New Jersey

Description

Goodwill Industries is currently seeking a Peer Specialist to join the Behavioral Health Services team. In this role, the successful candidate will provide HARP/ Adult Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) with participants referred from Care Management Agencies. Services will focus on one or more of the following: Peer Supports – Empowerment Services; Psychosocial Rehabilitation; and/or Habilitation. These services are intended to contribute to the reduction of unnecessary hospitalization/institutional level of care and improved societal integration of those served. Service delivery is designed to be flexible and individualized and is focused on the promotion of skill development and identification of community supports in order to overcome deficits related to function and motivation.

Essential Functions:
•Provide designated services with participant in home and/ or community based setting(s).
•Provide services as outlined in each participant's Plan of Care.
•Coordinate with each participant's Health Home Care Manager regarding the frequency, scope and duration components of each participant's goals and maintain regular communication with each Care Manager regarding participant progress with services and services planning.
•Complete and submit all required documentation as associated with service delivery and as outlined by each participant's Health Home Care Manager, Managed Care Organization (MCO) representatives and/ or agency supervisor(s).
•Conduct / administer identified service assessments within identified timeframes.
• Demonstrate excellent time and task management skills, as well as oral and written communication skills. (Other duties and assignments as may be assigned at the sole discretion of the employer).
•Complete the HCBS Individualized Recovery Plan.

Qualifications

•High school diploma/GED and two years related experience
•OMH Peer Certification required
•Experience working in a home and/ or community-based settings;
•Valid NYS driver's license and vehicle insurance coverage preferred;
•Able to travel independently within the community;
•Knowledge of harm reduction and person-centered service provision preferred;
•Must be willing to provide services in participants' homes.

Contact

Please apply online at: www.goodwillnynj.org/careers

Posted on 03/27/17; CVMHA ID #10871