Job Application - Catholic Charities Of The Finger Lakes

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Peer Support Specialist

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Catholic Charities Fingerlakes has an opening in Ithaca and Canandaigua, NY for a Treatment Court Peer Support Specialists

The Peer Support Specialist will act as a mentor, advocate and ally to participants in the Drug Treatment Court and or Family Treatment Court, as applicable.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:
1. Assist clients in all stages of recovery by recognizing personal strengths and setting goals by creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).
2. Meet with participants throughout the county, wherever they are housed, including community residences, homeless shelters, jail, hospital, and wherever they require services.
3. Establish healthy social connections and assist clients in life skills building by demonstrating a safe and sober lifestyle.
4. Transport and or escort participants to court appearances, off-site referrals, sober support meetings and community services, as needed.
5. Assist participants with any general issues that may impair their recovery.
6. Maintain ongoing communication with supervisor(s) and or CCFL Care Coordinator(s), as applicable, of participants’ progress
7. Coordinate or assist in coordination, based on funder directives, of group activities and or community events for Alumni Group.
8. Lead or provide support, based on funder directives, to the Alumni Group maintaining ongoing contact with alumni and encouraging continued participation after graduation from the treatment program.
9. Participate in staff meetings and other agency-related meetings/events.
10. Participate in agency’s strategic planning efforts.
11. Complete required agency and program reports in a timely manner.
12. Perform other related duties as required/requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma/GED or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Well-rooted in own recovery.
A minimum of five years of experience working with substance use and mental health community preferred.
Knowledge of administrative record keeping and filing system.
Knowledge of HIPAA, administrative record keeping functions and filing systems.