Ibero-American Action League, Inc.

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, the Peer Support Specialist will combine mental health and substance abuse disorder services and provide peer support, information, advocacy and other community resources to individuals in order to assist them in regaining control over their own lives and recovery process, and integrating into the community.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, a Peer Support Technician must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with mental health illness and/or substance use disorder to perform the essential functions.

  • Reports to the Clinical Supervisor or designee.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with staff from other agencies as well as staff from Ibero programs.
  • Facilitates various trainings, workshops, groups and activities for clients and families.
  • Maintains accurate records and progress notes for each client.
  • Provides assessment and on-going services to assigned caseload.
  • Assists clients in articulating goals for recovery and determining the objectives the client needs to take in order to reach his or her recovery goals.
  • Assists clients in determining barriers to community integration.
  • Provides appropriate interventions based on clients' recovery/life goals.
  • Observes progress clients make toward meeting objectives.
  • Identifies and communicates concerns regarding client statements or behaviors to appropriate program staff.
  • Effectively engages and communicates with other Program staff to integrate client services.
  • Coordinates activities and maintains appropriate schedules for location.
  • Collaborates with community agencies to identify resources.
  • Maintains organized resources within the facility.
  • Provides outreach to clients.
  • Provides information about community and natural supports and how to utilize these in the recovery process.
  • Assists clients in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy.
  • Works with clients to develop and implement goals.
  • Provides role modeling to clients regarding their behavior and interactions with others while in the community.
  • Models effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.
  • Attends formal and informal training seminars relating to the position.
  • Provides advocacy according to the participants needs.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed.
  • Participates in community activities as representative of Peer Support Services as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned by the supervisor.                                                             

Authority:

The employee exercises considerable initiative in setting priorities within the framework of the agency's policies and procedures. The individual must be resourceful and able to display initiative and understanding of interpersonal relations.

Position Qualifications:

Competency Statement(s)

  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Client Oriented - Ability to take care of the clients' needs while following company procedures.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Developing Others-Ability to teach or foster the development of others, giving constructive feedback and reassurance after problems.
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or job type.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate professionalism conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Interpersonal-Ability/desire to understand others' attitudes/interests/needs/nonverbal behavior, listening skills, and understanding strengths/limitations of others.
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Teamwork Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others, being part of a formal/informal team, solicits input, credits others, may require group conflict resolutions skills and/or motivating others.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.

Skills and Abilities:

  • NYS Certified Peer Specialist Provisional or Permanent Certification.
  • High school diploma or equivalency required.
  • Experience serving clients in the chemical dependency and/or mental health field.
  • Valid NYS driver's license and able to provide own transportation.
  • Experience working with human service providers in the community.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
  • A combination of training and experience other than the specified, if judged to be adequate for the job, may be accepted by the President and

Physical Demands:

The position does require occasional standing, squatting, lifting of up to approximately 40 lbs. And frequent sitting.

 

Ibero American Action League is committed to the policy of equal employment opportunity. This policy expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, veteran status or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.

Ibero-American Action League, Inc.
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