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  • TOC Peer Advocate

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/15/2020 9:59 AM)
    ID
    2019-1825
    Category
    Health Homes Care Coordination
  • Overview

    The Peer Advocate will provide strengths-based guidance and recovery supports to clients to motivate and assist them with achieving optimal recovery, health and functioning. The Peer Advocate will help clients resolve barriers to achieving self-sufficiency and help them reduce the use of emergency care. The Peer Advocate will work with high risk patients during care transitions by providing recovery supports as part of a Transitions of Care (TOC) team. 

     

    Responsibilities

    • Accompany clients to appointment, on transportation, and assist in reducing barriers to accessing care.
    • Assist clients to identify goals, strengths, and personal interests helpful in recovery by providing didactic information.
    • Motivate clients to engage in treatment programs; find ways to help clients seek preventative and ongoing care and utilize appropriate community resources.
    • Utilize a trauma-informed approach to promote clients right to self-determination and provide services in a manner that emphasizes their safety, respect and dignity.
    • Participate in outreach to clients who are ambivalent about the engagement process, and discuss the process with them.
    • Facilitate recovery and wellness oriented discussions with clients in the community.
    • Promote self-advocacy and identify community resources that support clients' goals and interests and share them with clients under the supervision the Nurse Manager 
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    • Associate's Degree or certification equivalent required, Bachelor's Degree in a related field preferred.
    • One year of relevant work experience preferred
    • Experience working with high risk clients preferred
    • CRPA - NYS Required

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