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Peer Support Specialist II

Wellsville, NY, USA

Job Type

Full Time

Workspace

Hybrid

About the Role

Clarity Wellness Community is a progressive not-for-profit organization providing mental health services in Allegany and Wyoming counties. Clarity’s mission is to empower people with care, connections and support for a lifetime of choice. We are currently seeking a full-time Peer Support Specialist II in our Wellsville Clinic to support adults on their path to wellness.

Peer Support Specialists work in a dynamic and person-centered setting providing a variety of support services. A few of these responsibilities include:

· Assist individuals in articulating personal goals for recovery using one-to-one and group sessions.

· Assist individuals in working with their case manager or treatment team in determining the steps he/she needs to take to achieve these goals and self-directed recovery.

· Assist individuals in setting up and sustaining self-help (mutual support) groups, as well as means of locating and joining existing groups.

· Willing to share your own experiences and what skills, strengths, supports and resources you use.

· Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.

· Work with the individuals and other treatment team staff to develop a treatment/recovery plan. based on each individuals identified goals.

· Facilitate peer-support groups

· Referrals to appropriate mental health and or addiction services

· Provide transportation for individuals to appointments.

· Provide time in the recovery center.

· Scheduling and coordinating programming and staffing of the recovery center.

· Networking with community partners in order to engage them in the functionality of the recovery center.

EDUCATIONAL & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

· Highschool Diploma or Equivalency Exam

· Peer certification or in process of obtaining peer certification.

· Prefer at one year of recovery from mental health or substance use concerns providing lived experience.

· Prefer previous experience working with the mental health population.

· Must be able to identify with the population of focus by living with a mental health disorder.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

· Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of populations in a diverse community.

· Knowledge of community agencies and resources.

· Skill in use of personal computers and related software applications, including e-mail.

· Experience working in a community-based setting for at least 1 to 2 years preferred.

· Good communication skills, such as listening well, and using language appropriately

WORKING CONDITIONS:

· Normal workweek schedule is Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00 PM.

· Some evenings are required and occasional weekends for support groups and recovery center.

· Amount of travel required is up to 25% of the time.

· Work will be performed in a typical interior/office work environment, individuals homes.

· Potential for on-call to staff in crisis situations.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 per hour

Benefits:

401(k) matching
Flexible schedule
Retirement plan

Schedule: 8 hour shift Monday to Friday
Experience: Addiction counseling: 1 year (Preferred)
License/Certification: Peer Support Specialist Certification (Required)
Willingness to travel: 25% (Preferred)
Work Location: In person

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