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Peer Specialist - Residential Services

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 is seeking a Peer Specialist to assist and encourage Young Adult clients with ADLs, travel, appointments, and shopping; develop and supervise activities, groups and field trips with Young Adult clients; document interactions with clients in AWARDS and according to funder requirements; participate in service planning and assist Case Managers with development and updating psychosocial and functional assessments; attend Case Conferences, Staff meetings to provide progress reports on Young Adult clients; other duties as required.

AA/EOE

Qualifications

High School Diploma or Equivalent, BA preferred, experience working residential services

*2+ years in similar field; excellent English language skills; both verbal and written, Bilingual a plus

*Excellent time management skills; stress resistant, flexible; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; team player; open to feedback; creative; excellent organizational skills; CPR/First Aid/CPI certified or willing to obtain

*Preferred experience with Young Adults, mental health, substance abuse, and willingness to learn techniques for crisis intervention and managing trauma related behaviors.

Salary

Competitve

Contact

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Ms. Linda Taylor, Program Director

E-mail: ltaylor@htebridgeny.org

Posted on 11/22/17; CVMHA ID #11597