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Residential Program


Peer Advocate  New York, NY  : 7/9/2019
Job Description

Job ID#:

2228

Job Category:

Residential Program

Position Type:

Full Time


Details:

Acacia Network, the leading Latino integrated care nonprofit in the nation, offers the community, from children to seniors, a pathway to behavioral and primary healthcare, housing, and empowerment. We are visionary leaders transforming the triple aim of high quality, great experience at a lower cost. Acacia champions a collaborative environment to deliver vital health, housing and community building services, work we have been doing since 1969. By hiring talented individuals like you, we’ve been able to expand quickly, with offices in Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, Orlando, Tennessee, Maryland and Puerto Rico. 
 
The role of the Peer Advocate is to provide a bridge between providers and clients that facilitates the medical and psychosocial care of the clients. Peer Advocates provide specialized services in a   professional environment. They work to encourage engagement into care and support adherence to treatment by providing client centered individual and group level skill building activities to achieve client goals. Serve as a role model who provides reliable information, appropriate referrals, and emotional support to women who are enrolled in the program. Peer Advocates also help client’s access services (medical, emotional, economic, and legal) and sometimes accompany clients to appointments.
 
Responsibilities consist of but not limited to:
 
  • Provide a bridge between providers and clients that facilitates the medical and psychosocial care of the clients.
  • Serve as a role model who provides reliable information, appropriate referrals, and emotional support to women who are enrolled in Greenhope Services for Women, Inc.
  • Provide honest and genuine compassion for individuals residing in the program.
  • Encourage engagement into care and support adherence to treatment
  • Complete progress report and present cases accurately
  • Work as part of a team, with all staff and with health care providers in clinical settings.
  • Help clients access services (medical, emotional, economic, and legal) and sometimes accompany clients to appointments for support.
  • Ability to advocate for clients by bringing concerns about services to providers’ attention.
  • Facilitate peer lead groups such as morning focus, open discussion on recovery, etc.
  • May facilitate groups with counseling staff as needed
  • Other duties as assigned  
 
Education/License:
 
  • OASAS Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CPRA) Certification
  • High School Diploma/High School Equivalency Diploma
 
Qualifications:
 
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the field
  • High School Diploma/High School Equivalency Diploma
  • First hand understanding of issues related to recovery from substance use disorders.
  • Strong leadership, excellent organizational and communication skills. Good telephone skills
  • Mandated Reporter Certificate
  • Ability to work on a strong team of professionals in a culturally diverse environment including working with children (0-5years)
  • Ability to multitask and to work and function under pressure
  • Ability to use good judgment regarding confidentiality issues.
  • Be Comfortable with the diversity (ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc.) of our multicultural community.
 
Benefits:
 
We offer to the chosen candidate a generous compensation package!
 
*Acacia network is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

 
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