Organization: Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc. (GCASA)
Posting Start: 06/02/2021
Job Title: Peer Recovery Advocate
Posting End: 12/01/2021
A Brief Job Description:
GCASA is a Best Company to Work for in New York!
Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc., is a rapidly expanding nonprofit organization located in WNY that has been offering help to those impacted by substance use disorder through prevention, treatment, and recovery services for over 40 years. GCASA has earned a local and regional reputation for excellence. As the opioid epidemic plagues our communities, GCASA’s work is more relevant and critically needed than ever before. We are looking for amazing individuals who want to make a difference in the communities we serve.
We have openings for 5 FTEs Peer Recovery Advocates. Peers would assist in the development and monitoring of recovery systems of GCASA. They will demonstrate relevant, competent knowledge and skills in the area of providing one-on-one recovery services and support to individuals. In addition they will provide linkage with other service providers in the community. These are grant funded positions.
Qualifications: Minimum HS diploma or certified high school equivalency. Must have or billing to obtain Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) Provisional certification within the first six moths of employment. Preferred knowledge of community-based recovery services, substance use disorder counseling, and family systems. Must have valid NYS license and method of transportation. Scheduled work hours will be flexible to provide maximum coverage as needed and may vary accordingly to include weekdays, weekends, and/or evenings. Must be free of active addiction, including tobacco. Pre employment background/post offer drug screening required. This is an hourly nonexempt position. Grant funded. EOE
GCASA, Attn: HR, 430 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020, or visit/apply online on our website at www.gcasa.net