Whitney Young Health Center Peer Support Specialist (Req 100399) in Albany, New York
Peer Support Specialist (Req 100399)
Albany, NY (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=10+DeWitt+Street+Albany+NY+12207)
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Under the direction of program leadership, the peer support specialist will provide peer support services to patients to assist them in attaining recovery and treatment adherence.
Serve as a mentor/role model demonstrating competency in recovery, effective coping skills and self-help strategies for establishing and maintaining treatment adherence.
Works collaboratively and as part of the multi-disciplinary team.
Serves as a patient advocate, educator and supporter for patients.
Engage patients in recovery support and treatment services.
Understand and promote individual patient treatment plan goals and objectives.
Conduct screenings as assigned.
Assist patients in adhering to treatment recommendations.
Provide education on HIV, HCV, substance use disorders, and mental health related issues, to patients.
Promote patients’ engagement in primary medical care, medication adherence, and all services to attain recovery and optimal health.
Assist patients with a healthy reintegration into family life, the workforce and the community.
Provide insight to program development and administration from one’s own lived experience.
Co/facilitate the Consumer Advisory Board/Patient Council/Alumni Group.
Understands and effectively communicates HIPAA compliance, corporate compliance and client confidentiality.
Ensures and/or remains in compliance with local, state, and federal regulation, i.e. NCQA, Ryan White programs, NYS Department of Health.
Adheres to the National Patient Safety Goals as defined by Joint Commission and Whitney Young Health Services.
Demonstrates excellence in both internal and external customer service.
Completes other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED, CRPA (Certified Recovery Peer Advocate) or CPSS (Certified Peer Support Specialist) or must be obtained within 6 months of employment in the role. One year experience working as a peer support in a professional setting is required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two or more years with lived experience and at least one year as a certified peer in a professional setting.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected status.