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Peer Specialist

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 and from different sites and assist recipients with traveling training.
• Verbally engage and empathize with consumers based on common experiences.
• Assist consumers in identifying community supports and facilitating linkages.
• Assist consumers in planning and coordination of recreational/social activities. At times this may require escorting clients to these activities and/or participate in moderate physical activities as part of this task.
• Participate in activities of other staff members in their absence or during periods of staff shortage.
• Represent the agency at meetings, trainings not otherwise specified.
• Ability to work flexible schedule as work schedule and locations are subject to change.
• Maintain confidentiality at all times.
• Responsible for reporting and documentation of all incidents, utilizing the chain of command, within 24 hours.
• Communicate information with all staff and supervisors verbally and in writing for the purpose of giving instruction, providing feedback and adjusting work practices.
• Responsible to document all consumer interaction in accordance with program standards.
• Participate in the development of treatment goals.
• Conduct field based visits. The ACT Program provides 85% of their services in the community.
• Perform any other tasks assigned by the program coordinator or team leader.

Qualifications

• 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.
• AND
• 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.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
All positions are in Far Rockaway.
Part time - Saturday and Sunday 4pm – 12am
Part time - Saturday and Sunday 12am – 8am
Full time – Monday – Friday 4pm – 12am
Full time - Monday – Friday 12am – 8am

Salary

$16.98/hour

Contact

Lisa Maher 631-920-8049
or you can email me at: Lisa.Maher@welllifenetwork.org

Posted on 06/15/18; CVMHA ID #12142