02 Dec

Recovery Peer Advocate Jobs Vacancy in Farnham Family Services Oswego

Position
Recovery Peer Advocate
Company
Farnham Family Services
Location
Oswego NY
Opening
02 Dec, 2018 14 days ago

Farnham Family Services Oswego urgently required following position for Recovery Peer Advocate. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Recovery Peer Advocate Jobs Vacancy in Farnham Family Services Oswego Jobs Details:

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Recovery Peer Advocate position provides person centered, strength focused services delivered by an individual credentialed as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) to work with peers in the office and community based setting providing recovery peer and HCBS services. The Recovery Peer Advocate will provide peer-to-peer support, advocacy, resource information and self-help services as part of a multi-disciplinary team to individuals with substance abuse problems in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures. The position is for an individual who has lived experience with, or knowledge of, the needs of those diagnosed with substance abuse and how to assist them with accessing community resources.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide HCBS Services including assessment, individual and family sessions and associated documentation.
  • Provide linkage to participants to formal recovery supports
  • Engage with individuals that are considering entering treatment
  • Engage with individuals to attend treatment or other healthcare services
  • Assist individuals to develop Recovery and Wellness Plans
  • Guide peers in self-monitor their progress
  • Model effective coping skills
  • Attend court and other system meetings as a support as needed
  • Support peers in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services.
  • Assures the provision of consistent, non-judgmental, consumer-centered services that are strength-based and develop assets.
  • Educate program participants about various modes of recovery
  • Raise awareness of existing social and other support services
  • Complete data entry and monthly statistics to agency
  • Maintains accurate, up-to-date records of all contacts, collects statistical data
  • Utilize an Electronic Medical Record.
  • Attend Partnering Agency and Peer staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Participate in Supervision Sessions
  • Adheres to all applicable local, state, federal and agency regulations, policies and procedures
  • Attends training, staff meetings, case review as scheduled
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the program, and needs of individuals served.
  • Must follow program and agency policies, procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Must have the ability to work well with others, be a positive role model and a good representative of the Agency
  • Must model appropriate problem resolution and living skills
  • Must be able to work independently as well as an intricate member of a team
  • Must maintain a high degree of professionalism, good judgment in practice accordance with CRPA Code of Conduct
  • Must have acceptable physical and mental health to carry out the responsibilities of the position

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

NOTE: Farnham Family Services Training Institute offers the 46 hours of Required training to obtain CRPA-P

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Experience as a peer or family member with personal experiences of recovery regarding mental illness and substance use conditions.
  • Have or in process of obtaining Certified Peer Recovery Advocate (CPRA-P) certification at the time of employment, or obtain provisional within 3 months of commencement of employment.
  • Prior work experience in peer support and HCBS activities preferred.
  • Ability to satisfactorily complete required background screenings.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Lived Experience as a peer or family member with personal: 1 year (Preferred)

License:

  • Have or in process of obtaining CRPA (CRPA-P) (Preferred)


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