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Albany Methadone


Certified Recovery Peer Advocate  Albany, NY  : 10/3/2019
Job Description

Job ID#:

2255

Job Category:

Albany Methadone

Position Type:

Full Time


Details:

 
The Certified Recovery Peer Advocate provides patients advocacy, outreach, education, support services.  Skills and competencies required for the position include communication, cultural competence, training professional experiences, and education.  The activities are tailored to meet the unique needs of the communities.  This position includes no managerial or supervisory responsibilities.
 
Key Essential Functions:                                                                                                                          
 - Provide support for adults diagnosed with substance use disorders.
-Working as a member of multidisciplinary treatment team that practices client centered and holistic care; accompany clients to appointmets and complete warm-hand off referrals, including health homes services.
-Communicating effectively with clients and collateral contacts and conduct outreach for coordination.
-Provide direct coaching, education and advocacy in linking, engaging and retaining clients in services identified in the care of plan.
-Escort clients to appointments and provide and gather critical information, both in the field and in the office, with the goal of health and wellness promotion and a reduction in preventable negative health or social events.
- Participate in staff and organizational meetings as requested for care coordination and development of policies and procedures.
-Maintain compliance with all organizational policies and procedures.
Participates in integrated meetings and indicators as per grant requirements.
Conduct outreach and engagement such as interim visits with individuals after a discharge from a hospital, rehab, or inpatient stay to facilitate community tenure and increased readiness while waiting for the first post-discharge visit with a community substance use disorder provider.
-Assist in the selection and utilization of self-directed recovery tools such as relapse prevention planning as part of assisting clients with self-help tools.
-connect individuals to self-help groups in the community.
-provide recovery education and counseling to individuals and their family members.
-provide transitional supports-brindging from an insitution (jail, hospital, and rehab) to an individual's home.
-provide pre-crisis and crisis support services.
 
REQUIREMENTS:                                                                                                                                             
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English); strongly preferred
  • Must have a certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate.
  • Experience or desire to work with people who have a substance use disorders
  • Positive attitude and professional demeanor
  • Ability to complete work independently as well as in collaboration with team members
  • Must be team oriented with a willingness to be flexible and helpful.
  • Excellent computer skills including, Microsoft Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic communications tools: internet and email
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Highly organized, motivated self-starter
  • Excellent time management skills.
 
 
 
 
Excellent time management skills.
 *Acacia Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 
Job Requirements

 
Details:

The Certified Recovery Peer Advocate provides patients advocacy, outreach, education, support services.  Skills and competencies required for the position include communication, cultural competence, training professional experiences, and education.  The activities are tailored to meet the unique needs of the communities.  This position includes no managerial or supervisory responsibilities.
 
Key Essential Functions:                                                                                                                          
 - Provide support for adults diagnosed with substance use disorders.
-Working as a member of multidisciplinary treatment team that practices client centered and holistic care; accompany clients to appointmets and complete warm-hand off referrals, including health homes services.
-Communicating effectively with clients and collateral contacts and conduct outreach for coordination.
-Provide direct coaching, education and advocacy in linking, engaging and retaining clients in services identified in the care of plan.
-Escort clients to appointments and provide and gather critical information, both in the field and in the office, with the goal of health and wellness promotion and a reduction in preventable negative health or social events.
- Participate in staff and organizational meetings as requested for care coordination and development of policies and procedures.
-Maintain compliance with all organizational policies and procedures.
Participates in integrated meetings and indicators as per grant requirements.
Conduct outreach and engagement such as interim visits with individuals after a discharge from a hospital, rehab, or inpatient stay to facilitate community tenure and increased readiness while waiting for the first post-discharge visit with a community substance use disorder provider.
-Assist in the selection and utilization of self-directed recovery tools such as relapse prevention planning as part of assisting clients with self-help tools.
-connect individuals to self-help groups in the community.
-provide recovery education and counseling to individuals and their family members.
-provide transitional supports-brindging from an insitution (jail, hospital, and rehab) to an individual's home.
-provide pre-crisis and crisis support services.
 
REQUIREMENTS:                                                                                                                                             
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English); strongly preferred
  • Must have a certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate.
  • Experience or desire to work with people who have a substance use disorders
  • Positive attitude and professional demeanor
  • Ability to complete work independently as well as in collaboration with team members
  • Must be team oriented with a willingness to be flexible and helpful.
  • Excellent computer skills including, Microsoft Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic communications tools: internet and email
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Highly organized, motivated self-starter
  • Excellent time management skills.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS:                                                                                                                                             
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English); strongly preferred
  • Must have a certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate.
  • Experience or desire to work with people who have a substance use disorders
  • Positive attitude and professional demeanor
  • Ability to complete work independently as well as in collaboration with team members
  • Must be team oriented with a willingness to be flexible and helpful.
  • Excellent computer skills including, Microsoft Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic communications tools: internet and email
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Highly organized, motivated self-started
 
  
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English); strongly preferred
  • Must have a certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate.
  • Experience or desire to work with people who have a substance use disorders
  • Positive attitude and professional demeanor
  • Ability to complete work independently as well as in collaboration with team members
  • Must be team oriented with a willingness to be flexible and helpful.
  • Excellent computer skills including, Microsoft Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic communications tools: internet and email
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Highly organized, motivated self-starter
  • Excellent time management skills.
  
Excellent time management skills.
 *Acacia Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer




 

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