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Peer Recovery Advocate

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/18/2024 11:46 AM)
ID
2024-2872
Category
Comprehensive Employment Services (CES)

Overview

NADAP is a multiservice non-profit agency dedicated to helping people with medical, behavioral health and social service needs to become self-sufficient. NADAP programs assist disadvantaged populations in New York City and Long Island. NADAP's services include health insurance enrollment, assessment, care coordination, case management, professional training, job preparation and placement services. NADAP is dedicated to building a culturally diverse workforce, one that aspires to promote an environment that welcomes and supports diversity, equity, inclusion and affirms equal opportunities for all.  Visit us at www.nadap.org

 

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 CES staff 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.
  • Facilitate recovery oriented groups and organize social activities on site and in the community as they relate to employment.
  • Work with interdisciplinary team to create the Relapse Prevention Plan and support clients’ making a smooth transition into the workforce.
  • Assists clients to identify goals, strengths, and personal interests helpful in recovery.
  • Provide focused retention support to employed clients, verify employment and retention milestones. 
  • Outreach to treatment facilities and programs to encourage referrals to NADAP for employment services. 
  • Promote self-advocacy and identify community resources that support clients' goals and interests.
  • 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

Salary: $47,000-49,000/year

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