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Peer Outreach Specialist

Community Access

Description

JOB POSTING

Community Access, Inc. (CA), founded in 1974, is a progressive not-for-profit organization that expands opportunities for people living with mental health concerns to recover from trauma and discrimination through affordable housing, training, advocacy and healing-focused services. We are built upon the simple truth that people are experts in their own lives. Our programs are spread across 20 locations and include over 1000 units of supportive housing in three boroughs, the Howie The Harp Advocacy Center, ThriveAtWork, Blueprint Supported Education, East Village Access—a PROS program, and a peer-driven Crisis Respite Center.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of
PEER OUTREACH SPECIALIST
to work in a new Crisis Respite Center, located in New York, NY.


This is a part time position, scheduled 24 hours per week with a pay rate of $18.27 per hour with an excellent benefits package offered. This is a temporary position ending March 31, 2018, with potential to become permanent and/or full-time based on program need.

Position Overview:

The Peer Outreach Specialist is responsible to provide outreach to CA housing tenants utilizing mail, phone, and field visits; Enroll tenants in the agency care management program; Complete intake including all pre-screenings, Medicaid eligibility, health home consents, and intake assessment; Assist participants with non-active Medicaid through initial entitlements acquisition process; Produce and maintain thorough, accurate and timely documentation, including demographic collection, assessment completion and documentation of interactions with participants, services provided, important information and/or events, and contacts with other agencies and service providers as required by agency policies, Health Home guidelines, and relevant contracts and regulatory agencies; Address prospective participant’s questions and concerns regarding health home enrollment; Maintain data, statistics and other information and reports for timely and accurate submission; Liaise with Health Home(s) and other external partners.

Qualifications:

Have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access and the Self Direction program; Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED); Graduate of core peer specialist training program preferred, and certified, provisionally certified or demonstrated progress toward Peer Specialist Certification, required; A lived experience with the mental health system and willingness to share related experiences to program participants; Must be fingerprinted by New York State Justice Center; Demonstrated commitment to recovery oriented practice; Be responsive to change: open to new ideas; adaptable to changing needs, transitions and situations; willing to modify approaches to achieve positive outcomes; Experience in collaborative, interdisciplinary planning processes; Knowledge of mental health, serious medical conditions, HIV/AIDS, substance use and homelessness; Knowledge of Medicaid, Social Security and other entitlements, preferred; Strong written, verbal and computer skills to present and document information utilizing Microsoft word and Excel; Experience working with electronic health records; Show initiative and be responsible for follow through; Willingness to work in the field and travel by public transportation; Ability to maintain confidential information, as related to position; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Bilingual Spanish-speaking, preferred; Ability to walk up several flights of stairs.


Interested candidates should apply on www.communityaccess.org/jobs.

Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at all levels of management.
www.communityaccess.org

Salary

This is a part time position, scheduled 24 hours per week with a pay rate of $18.27 per hour with an excellent benefits package offered. This is a temporary position ending March 31, 2018, with potential to become permanent and/or full-time based on program need.

Contact

Interested candidates should apply on www.communityaccess.org/jobs.

Posted on 12/22/17; CVMHA ID #11710