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Per Diem Training Specialist

Community Access

Description

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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 TRAINER - THRIVE AT WORK PEER TRAINING

This is a per diem position, with hourly rate $22-$25/hr. and an excellent benefits package.

Program Description
The Thrive at Work Peer Specialist Training is a new program designed to train and graduate peers in preparation for participation in the mental health workforce in NYC. In collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of NYC and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Community Access will provide different tracks of training designed to meet the assessed level of competencies and needs of both working peer specialists and peers with little or no work experience. The goal of the training is to promote competency in peer specialist work, and connect trainees to internships, job placement, and/ or workforce development opportunities. Thrive at Work also seeks to connect trainees to peer certification through the Academy of Peer Services with a curriculum that reflects certification requirements and facilitated support of the certification exam.

Position Overview
The Thrive at Work Peer Specialist Peer Trainer is responsible to assist the development, modification, preparation, and organization of training curriculum and related resources, including visual aids, handouts, and evaluation materials; Deliver training in classroom setting consistent with training goals, Peer Specialist values, and in support of optimizing each trainee’s classroom experience; Assist with the development, modification, preparation, and organization of training curriculum and related resources, including visual aids, handouts, and evaluation materials; Maintain an understanding of shifting system, program, and workforce needs, and integrate priorities and opportunities into curriculum planning; Document student attendance, participation, and progress on a regular basis in accordance with program standards; Assist with analyzing evaluations, interpreting trainee assessments, and revising training according to necessary practice and program improvements; Organize workforce development courses and related materials in collaboration with the Program Coordinator; Maintain system for collecting, recording, and organizing trainee-related classroom information; Attend and participate in supervision, meetings and training sessions as required.



Qualifications
Qualified candidates must have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access; Be a recipient/peer/survivor of mental health services; experience with and knowledge of peer workforce and training issues and the behavioral health system in NYC and NYS; Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree preferred; at least 2 years of experience working in an adult learning or education environment preferred; at least 2) years working as a peer specialist or in a peer specialist training position, preferred; Curriculum development experience and skills, including ability to create and deliver training in a variety of instructional modalities such as lecture, role playing, experiential learning, team exercises, group discussions, multi-media, etc., required; Program development experience, preferred; Possess strong understanding of peer practices, recovery, and wellness; Must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center; Willing to travel and work evenings and weekends; Ability to utilize various computer programs including Excel and PowerPoint; Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Show initiative and be responsible for follow-through; Ability to maintain confidential information, as related to position.


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 per diem position, with hourly rate $22-$25/hr. and an excellent benefits package.

Contact

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

Posted on 12/22/17; CVMHA ID #11711