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HCBS Peer Specialist (Home & Community Based Services)

Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ

Description

Goodwill Industries is currently seeking a Per Diem 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.

Skills Required:

Intermediate Word and Excel a plus
Familiarity with documenting in an electronic health record required
Excellent communication and written skills
Must be able to prioritize and multi-task
Navigate and negotiate through difficult situations
Experience with crisis management a plus
Ability to communicate with all levels of employees
Must be able to document medical necessity for services
Scope of Responsibility & Positions Supervised:

Supervision provided by Clinical Coordinator of Behavioral Health Services

Special Working Conditions:

Requires ability to travel via public transportation
Requires climbing stairs
Must be comfortable providing services in the home and community
Must be able to maintain clear and appropriate boundaries with service recipients and their collateral's

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

cdalton@goodwillny.org

or apply online at:

https://www.irecruit-us.com/jobRequest.php?OrgID=I20120605&RequestID=15221798985aba9f3a579344077&source=XML

Posted on 03/29/18; CVMHA ID #11986