Make a bigger difference
POSITION: Job Description
The CCBHC is comprised of several community-based programs providing direct care to over 2,500 clients annually, both on site and in the community. Our staff use a culturally competent, person centered approach to help individuals and their families develop skills and resources to improve overall functioning, to instill hope, and to strengthen resiliency. Our programs work closely with community partners to address health disparities in our neighborhoods while also celebrating the strengths and resilience of our communities.
The Peer Specialist will provide inpatient-to-community transition care, in-home crisis stabilization/treatment services/supports. The peer will support client in linkage to care and engagement with identified onsite providers and community providers and ensure that client support networks are sufficient to meet their needs.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Individual sessions with participants may include helping them deal with issues associated with (but not limited to) substance abuse, mental health treatment, family and social relationships; stress and symptom management; activities of daily living; medication management; and independent living or supported housing
Essential Knowledge skills and abilities:
Demonstrate ability to effectively use one's personal story and role model recovery in a way that promotes personal growth and empowerment
This position is located in the Midwood Section of Brooklyn, with required travel throughout the borough.
COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED:
Prior experience with electronic health records and Microsoft Office
VISUAL AND MANUAL DEXTERITY:
WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL EFFORT:
We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.