Job Application - Catholic Charities Of The Finger Lakes

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Peer Support Specialist FT


We are Hiring in Ithaca, NY!


Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes is growing and seeking a

Treatment Court Peer Support Specialist to join our Team.


About Us …

Since 1982 Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes has served Ontario, Yates, Wayne, Seneca, and Cayuga counties by providing quality human service programs and by advocating for social justice. We work with faith communities, government, elected officials, business leaders, and other human service organizations to meet human needs and effect public policy that addresses the needs of all people. Together we make our community stronger, safer, and more inclusive.

Treatment Court Peer Support Specialist


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.

Salary: Starting Wage of $18.00/hr. dependent on education and experience.

Schedule: Full-time, 35/hrs. a week 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package (see below) to our full-time workforce members who work 30 or more hours per week.

Who are we looking for?

·       Someone who is passionate about making a positive impact in the community.

·       Someone who values partnership and works well both individually and as a part of a team.

·       Someone who is empathetic, ethical, and goal orientated.

·       Someone with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·       Someone with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

·       Someone who demonstrates ethical business practices, in conformance with all state and federal laws and regulations.



·       Assist clients in all stages of recovery by recognizing personal strengths and setting goals by creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).

·       Meet with participants throughout the county, wherever they are housed, including community residences, homeless shelters, jail, hospital, and wherever they require services.

·       Establish healthy social connections and assist clients in life skills building by demonstrating a safe and sober lifestyle.

·       Transport and or escort participants to court appearances, off-site referrals, sober support meetings and community services, as needed.

·       Assist participants with any general issues that may impair their recovery.

·       Maintain ongoing communication with supervisor(s) and or CCFL Care Coordinator(s), as applicable, of participants’ progress.

·       Coordinate or assist in coordination, based on funder directives, of group activities and or community events for Alumni Group.

·       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.

·       Participate in staff meetings and other agency-related meetings/events.

·       Participate in agency’s strategic planning efforts.

·       Complete required agency and program reports in a timely manner.

·       Perform other related duties as required/requested.






·       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.


What you will get:

Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program:

·       Salary: $18.00 an hour dependent on education, experience, and licensure.

·       Full time, non-exempt position. We believe in work-life balance!

·       Paid Time Off: Accrue up to 10 days in the first year, 15 days after 1st Anniversary.

·       Holidays: 12 paid holidays

·       NY State Paid Sick Leave

·       Agency Sick Leave

·       Medical Insurance

·       Dental Insurance

·       Vision Insurance

·       Group and Term Life Insurance

·       Short-Term Disability

·       Long-Term Disability

·       Supplemental Insurances

o   Hospital

o   Accident

o   Auto

o   Pet

o   Specified Disease

·       Flexible Spending Account

·       Legal Plan

·       Identity Plan

·       Employee Assistance Program

·       403b Retirement Plan, with agency contribution for those that qualify (subject to agency performance)

·       My Better Benefits – provides discounts and savings on thousands of products and services.

Our hiring process and timeline:

·       Applications will be reviewed regularly until the position is filled.

·       Phone screenings will be conducted with qualified candidates.

·       In-person one-hour interviews will be conducted with candidates who advance after the phone screening.

·       In-person interviews are typically with 2-4 Interviewers.

Selected candidate(s) to start ASAP.

***Catholic Charities is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our agencies and our people. EOE/AA Disability/Vet