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Peer Specialist - PT & FT

WellLife Network

Description

Essential Accountabilities:

•Teach skills to individuals and groups.
•Knowledge of coping skills for dealing with symptoms of various psychiatric disabilities.
•Advocate for recipients and negotiate with service providers.
•Travel to/from different sites and assist recipients with traveling training.
•Verbally engage and empathize with consumers based on common experiences.
•Assist consumers in identifying recreational/social activities, community supports and facilitating linkages.
•Represent the agency at meetings and trainings.
•Communicate information with staff/supervisors and maintain documentation.

Positions available in the following areas : Brooklyn, Queens Village, Smithtown and Brentwood.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

REQUIRED: NYS Peer Specialist Certification
- Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills and the ability to empathize with, relate to and effectively work with recipients of mental health services.
-Life experience with mental health or substance abuse history.
-Two years of active participation in mental health self-help activities, peer support or peer advocacy programs, or recipient run organizations or similar experiences or programs.
-High school diploma or GED preferred, not required.
-Drivers license a plus.

Contact

Please forward your resume to: Lisa.Maher@welllifenetwork.org
or call 631-920-8049

Posted on 10/02/17; CVMHA ID #11445