Location: Middletown, NY
Rate of Pay: $15
Part time- 12.5 hours weekly Flexible weekdays, weekends
In this role you will:
-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
-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 the providers of those services
-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
-Professional peer certification not required but is a plus
-Bilingual English and Spanish speaking is a plus
Access offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage; an array of voluntary benefits (term life, whole life, identity theft protection and pet insurance); Healthcare and Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts; employer paid Short Term Disability, LTD and AD&D; a matching 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, accelerated holiday pay and tuition assistance.
ALL POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND, FINGERPRINTING AND MOTOR VEHICLE REPORT CHECK.
The Agency is a smoke free workplace and offers smoke free campuses for our employees, visitors, clients, and interns.