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18 Feb 2021

Part-Time Peer Specialist (PT) – Home Base (Community)

EAC Network – Posted by Hauppauge, New York, United States

Job Description

EAC Network seeks Part-Time Peer Specialists to work for the Home Base (Community) Program, located in Hauppauge, NY. The position is Part-Time, up to 19 hours per week.

Primary Purpose of Job:

The Peer Specialist is responsible for providing peer support to families and assisting the Case Management Unit in all aspects of its operations in the Home Base (Community) Program.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Provide peer support to families in crisis struggling with problems such as substance abuse and mental illness. Peer support includes home visits, telephone reassurance, advocacy and encouragement for clients.
  2. Take clients on recreational outings and assist with facilitating the adolescent groups.
  3. Ensure clients receive required visits per month as per Director.
  4. Adhere to flex fund and petty cash procedures.
  5. Facilitate and develop monthly educational workshops for adolescents when assigned by Director.
  6. Maintain complete client records and have available for inspection by Supervision at any time.
  7. Provide crisis intervention when needed.
  8. Provide support to program staff and referral agencies.
  9. Maintain professionalism when interacting with families and all collateral contacts.
  10. Participate in team meetings, case conferences and trainings.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

1. High School Diploma or GED required. Persons in recovery must have a minimum of three years sobriety as per funder requirements. Must have knowledge of treatment and mental health programs.

2. Working knowledge of criminal justice issues, mental illness, substance abuse, and/or adolescent behavior preferred.

3. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; Ability to work cooperatively with criminal justice, treatment and mental health systems.

4. Must be proficient in computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, Microsoft Office applications, calendar, and email and/or database software necessary to perform work assignments.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 7 days.

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