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Outreach Certified Peer Specialist

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Location: New Windsor, NY, United States
Date Posted: Dec 5, 2023

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Location: New Windsor, NY

Hours: Full time with flexibility

Rate of Pay: $22 (Provisional) $23 ( Full certification )

In this role you will:
-Inspire hope
-Promote empowerment and self-determination
-Provide opportunities for individuals to practice self-efficacy through activities that emphasize the acquisition, development, and enhancement of life skills in a home and community based setting
-Build relationships based on mutuality and shared perspective and provide support to bring about a desired social or personal change
-Focus on the strengths of each individual 
-Work in partnership with the individual receiving services and as well as other providers on the treatment team
-Offer living proof of the transformative power of recovery and encourage the celebration of recovery achievements
A Peer Specialist will also:
-Be a Resource Connector - Promote self-advocacy and self-sufficiency
-Be an Ally and Confidant - Share related experiences
-Be a Role Model and Mentor - A social bridge into recovery
-Be a Problem Solver and Planner - Help to resolve personal and environmental obstacles to recovery, while facilitating the interpretation of an individual’s treatment plan
-Be an Educator and Tour Guide - Provide information about the stages of recovery, while introducing individuals into the culture of recovery
-Be a Life Coach - Support individuals through challenges arising from everyday activities and encourage the exploration of different activities.
The ideal candidate will possess:
-Personal and lived mental health and/ or recovery experience
-Experience facing life challenges while coping with a mental health diagnosis
-NYS Peer Certification Required (NYS-CPS or CRPA; provisional is acceptable)
-Bilingual English and Spanish speaking is a plus
-NYS Driver’s License 



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