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Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Maternal Health Program

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/1/2024 8:57 AM)
ID
2024-2887
Category
Health Homes Care Coordination

Overview

NADAP, Inc. 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. Our services include health insurance enrollment, assessment, care coordination, professional vocational training, job preparation, placement and case management. NADAP has a culturally diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.



Responsibilities

Position Summary
The Peer Recovery Specialist (CRPA) will provide strengths-based guidance and substance use recovery supports to clients to motivate and assist them with making a decision to engage in treatment. The Peer Recovery Specialist will help clients resolve barriers to achieving self-sufficiency. The Peer Recovery Specialist will work with women in the community to support our Maternal Health Program by providing recovery supports to pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorder (SUD).

 

  • 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 attend treatment programs; find ways to help clients consider stopping/reducing using substances or reducing the risk associated with addictive behaviors.
  • Utilize a trauma-informed approach to promote clients right to self-determination and provide services in a manner that emphasizes the women’s safety, respect and dignity. 
  • Participate in outreach to clients who are ambivalent about the assessment process, and discuss the process with them.
  • Facilitate recovery oriented discussions with clients in the community.
  • Become a Narcan responder and dispenser by attending training and becoming certified in dispensation of Narcan; train clients on the use of Narcan and provide kits and guidance on proper procedures of its use.
  • Promote self-advocacy and identify community resources that support clients' goals and interests and share them with clients under the supervision of M-WRAP Social Worker.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education Required: Associate Degree or certification equivalent; Bachelor's Degree in a related field preferred
1 Year experience required. 
Experience working with pregnant or post-partum women highly preferred.
License Required: CRPA - NYS
Certificate Required: CRPA - NYS

Salary: $45,000/year

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