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Behavioral Health

Certified Recovery Peer Advocate  Brooklyn, NY  : 7/17/2021
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Categoría de vacante:

Behavioral Health

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Full Time


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 Location: NYC 5 Boroughs.
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 appointments and complete warm- hand off referrals, including health homes services.
-communicating effectively with clients and collateral contracts and conduct outreach for care 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 informamtion, 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 faclitate 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-bridging from an institution (jail, hospital, and rehab) to an individual's home
-provide pre--crisis and crisis support services
  • 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.
 *Acacia Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

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