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Full Time
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Immediately
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Queensbury, NY 12804
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1/26/24

 

Peer Support Spec

JOB DESCRIPTION

As a Peer Support Specialist, you will be a member of the Mobile Team, assisting the clinicians on Mobile visits and providing support and advocacy to individuals in crisis. You will also be a resource to the clinicians and case manager, through sharing their expertise of common challenges individuals with SPMI endure and sharing expertise about community resources. You will be an individual (adult) with lived practice with mental illness. You will report to the Executive Program Director and you will work on-site.
Responsibilities:
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Collaborate with service providers involved with individuals with SPMI.
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Provide information and peer to peer support to individuals who are served by the program.
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Educate and empower clients and their supports regarding their functions in developing crisis plans and in crisis avoidance.
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Educate service providers regarding an individual's function in developing a crisis plan for themselves and in crisis avoidance. Ensure that the individual is an integral part of the crisis planning process.
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Inform service providers (including Mobile Crisis and PCFC providers) regarding person- centered and strength-located practices. Maintain and model a focus on strengths.
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Advise Clinical manager.
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Ensure that clients are satisfied with the services they are receiving and, if not, help them advocate for what they need.
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Educate individuals and primary caretakers on how to advocate if services are not meeting their needs.
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Be the liaison to other local supports in the community.
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Link individuals to Peer Support Services activities such as support groups, social events, newsletter.
Requirements and suitable education
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Requires a High School Diploma or GED
Benefits
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Health care package: medical, dental, and vision
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Tuition reimbursement
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Paid time off
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Holiday Pay
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401 (K) plan
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Life Insurance
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Loan repayment assistance
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Free training/CEU opportunities

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About Northern Rivers

At Northern Rivers Family of Services, we work together to make a difference in our client's lives. Northern Rivers empowers children, adults, and families to change their lives and build stronger communities.
Northern RiversFamily of Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire great people from a variety of backgrounds, not because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger! All candidates will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or discapability status, or any othercharacteristicprotected under applicable law. We cherishthe unique contributions of our diverse staff and are building a culture where everyone has the opportunity to do the significant work.

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Job Category: Health Services [ View All Health Services Jobs ]
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Job Location: Queensbury, NY 12804, Other
Address: Queensbury, NY 12804
Company Type Employer
Post Date: 02/26/2024 / Viewed 200 times
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