Job Type

part-time

Posted

18 days ago

Location

New York, NY

Description

MAJOR FUNCTIONS:

The Outreach Peer Specialist is a fully integrated outreach team member who provides linkage and referrals services to recipients with mental health and co-occurring disorders.   Because of their personal life experiences with mental health wellness and co-occurring recovery, which demonstrates self-sufficiency, the Peer Specialist provides expertise that other professional training cannot replicate.  The Peer Specialist will advocate, counsel, educate and find specific resources to refer/link the enrolled recipient(s) to reach their individual goals. The enrollment into the program for referrals/linkages will remain in place for six weeks.  Once that timeframe has been reached the individual recipient will be closed out, however there could be exceptions if the recipient(s) needs further assistance in reaching their individual goal.   

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide outreach to the community at large in an effort to locate, intake and refer/link recipients to mental health and other services; as outlined in the Recovery/Action Plan (10 recipients a month).  
  2. Keep charts updated weekly.  Weekly contact with the recipient needs to be documented in the chart in regard to progress, lack there-of or change in objectives, interventions and goals.   
  3. Support the recipient(s) in maintaining focus and accomplishment of their identified goals.
  4. Organize and facilitate focus topic wellness group.  In these groups’ attendance will be taken and only unduplicated recipients will be counted as a contact monthly.    
  5. Assist the Outreach Coordinator or be able to provide presentation of the program at potential or existing sites.
  6. Provide street outreach (tabling) and individual contact in regard to our services as offend as necessary (evenings & weekends).  
  7. Promote/develop the recipient’s self-advocacy skills.
  8. Meet monthly with Outreach Coordinator for supervision.
  9. Other duties as required.

 

REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION/TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  1. High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  2. Peer specialist certificate holder perferred