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  • Peer Recovery Advocate

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/22/2019 12:52 PM)
    ID
    2019-1708
    Category
    Comprehensive Employment Services (CES)
  • Overview

    The Peer Recovery Advocate will provide strengths-based guidance and substance use recovery supports to clients to assist them with obtaining and maintaining employment. The Peer Recovery Advocate will help clients resolve barriers to achieving employment. The Peer Recovery Advocate will work with clients on site and in the community connecting them to resources that support recovery.

    Responsibilities

    • Work closely with Engagement Specialist to outreach to clients at risk for relapse.
    • Attend team meetings and collaborate with staff members to ensure client needs are met.
    • Research important resources and make referrals for clients in need. Escort clients to appointments, self-help groups or to resources in the community, as needed.
    • Facilitate recovery oriented groups, job readiness workshops and organize social activities on site and in the community as they relate to employment.
    • Work with interdisciplinary team to support clients making a smooth transition into the workforce.
    • Assists clients to identify goals, strengths, and personal interests helpful in recovery.
    • Find ways to help clients stop using substances or reduce the risk associated with addictive behaviors.
    • Promote self-advocacy and identify community resources that support clients' goals and interests.
    • Maintain a small caseload of clients and support them in their recovery.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma  Required
    • New York Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) Required
    • 1 Year Work Experience Required after receiving CRPA.

    • The Peer Recovery Advocate must have At least 6 months of abstinence 
    • Ability to do fieldwork at least 50% of the time
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with staff and clients.

    • Basic proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Bilingual Spanish Preferred

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