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Peer Support Specialist

Company: AccessCNY INC
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Come Join the AccessCNY Team!
Your health is our #1 priority!
Compliant with all NYS Covid-19 guidelines and standards!
Be a part of one of the leading providers for people with disabilities!
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Main Function:
Provides an array of recovery support services for the participants of Unique Peerspectives in conjunction with maintaining program operations under the direction of the Program Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provision of Services
-- Recognizes the role of peers in the recovery process and appropriately shares own experiences living with a mental health diagnosis to encourage others in their recovery.

Actively engage peers in identifying barriers to recovery goals and developing strategies to overcome those barriers.
Provides supports and services as requested by individuals and documented in their recovery/service plans.
Services provided may be on-site or in the community.
Understands the distinction between "Drop In Center" services and adult behavioral health Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) and provides appropriate supports as required.

Completes Required Documentation

In collaboration with peers, develops recovery/service plans to address identified barriers to individual success.
Maintains documentation on all contacts with peers in the form of progress notes, service plans and service plan reviews in accordance with agency standards and procedures.
Tracks individual and program outcomes as requested by the Program Manager.

-- Completes incident report forms thoroughly and in a timely manner per Agency standards
-- Completes mileage sheets per Agency standards
Community and Teamwork
-- Work collaboratively with participants, families, program staff, co-workers and supervisor
-- Possess knowledge/awareness of a broad range of community resources that promote mental and physical health and encourages participant involvement in areas of interest
-- Attend staff meetings and other meetings/committees as directed by supervisor
-- Attend all required trainings as directed by supervisor and maintain training certifications
-- Participate in Agency-wide events, advocacy, and/or community education.
Follows Agency Standards and Procedures
-- Provides person-centered, quality services
-- Respect participant privacy and follow confidentiality and non-disclosure laws and policies
-- Follows Agency standards and procedures
-- Maintains compliance with applicable rules and regulations
-- Meets attendance and punctuality standards
Other Duties As Assigned
Education & Experience:
High School Diploma or GED. Individuals must have a psychiatric disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act.
Conditions of Employment:
Basic computer skills, good verbal and written communication skills and human relation skills necessary. Must have a valid NYS Driver License in accordance with the Agency Vehicle and Driving policy and transportation necessary to meet program needs. Academy of Peer Services Certification must be completed within one year from date of hire. Must participate and meet established requirements in a database check through the Division of Criminal Justice Services as defined by the New York State Office of Mental Health. Must participate in successful database checks through the HHS Office of Inspector General, Excluded Parties List System, New York Office of Medicaid Inspector General and Specially Designated Nationals.
Reports to:
Program Manager
Benefits are offered to employees working 30+ hours per week.

Employee Referral Bonus Program
Health Insurance
Vision & Dental Insurance
Health Reimbursement Plan
401K - With Employer Match
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Flexible Spending Account
$10,000 Life Insurance Policy
Optional Life Insurance
Optional AFLAC Insurance
Long Term Disability
Employee Pre-School Discount

Equal Opportunity Employer


Keywords: AccessCNY INC, Syracuse , Peer Support Specialist, Other , Syracuse, New York

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