Part-Time Peer Counselor
The position requires that the Peer Counselor work with our team to provide support with a rehabilitation and recovery focus using shared lived experiences in our NYS OASAS regulated program.
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Hours may expand with position
Friends of Bridge, Inc. is looking for a responsible, driven peer counselor.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides in person individualized support to individuals who have been identified with a SUD, and clientele presenting with co-occurring disorders.
- Serves as a role model, mentor, and advocate in order to help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery.
- Establish a trusting relationship with our clients.
- Shares positive personal experiences to foster a sense of hope and recovery.
- Ensures coordination of services through collaboration and consultation with other staff, providers and identified family and/or friends of clients.
- Documents time and effort and tasks during working hours as required for billing.
- Produces and maintains thorough, accurate, and timely documentation, including documentation of interactions with client, services provided, important information and/or events, and contacts with other agencies and service providers, as required by agency policies, and relevant contracts and regulatory agencies.
- Conducts direct outreach to courts, probation, parole, hospitals, and other community-based organizations as need be.
- Assists client in identifying and engaging in activities that bring to attain or sustain meaningful, healthy, and satisfying lifestyles.
- Assists client to connect or reconnect and link to natural supports that enhance the quality and security of life, including self-help groups.
- Has excellent communication skills.
- Will represent the organization at community events and forums.
- Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) or CRPA-Provisional
Education, Experience and Skills Required:
- High School diploma or GED.
- At least Two (2) years’ work experience or volunteer experience in a recovery-oriented setting.
- Knowledge of substance use disorder recovery process.
- Commitment to recovery-oriented systems of care.
- Demonstrate ability to work independently.
- Excellent time management.
- Ability to think logically, prioritize and follow procedures and instructions
- Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Experience with advocacy, outreach and engagement, self-help, recovery, and transitional supports.
- Must have the capacity to travel throughout the Nassau/Queens area if the need arises to foster community/client relationships.
Friends of Bridge is a not-for-profit Chemical Dependency Treatment Agency
Salaries based upon level of experience. Clinical Supervision provided.
Email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org