Job Information

Organization: Liberty Resources

Posting Start: 05/24/2021

Location: Oneida, NY

Job Title: Peer Specialist

Posting End: 07/31/2021

A Brief Job Description:

Now Offering a $500 Sign on Bonus!!

The Sign on Bonus will be effective after the new hire’s successful completion of 6 months of employment

Liberty Resources is currently seeking Full Time, Part Time and Per Diem Peer Specialists for our Madison County Residence in our Short Term Crisis Respite program. Short Term Crisis Respite is a three bed community based residential program that provides a therapeutic environment for adults experiencing an emotional crisis. The program provides the opportunity for individuals with a history of mental illness and willingness to share their story to help others by providing Peer Support Services.

Our employees have passion around the services they provide and our corporate values of excellence and staff support. We pride ourselves on high quality, integrated, community-based services that meet the evolving needs of our communities. We’re committed to building a diverse workforce that values contributions of all team members and work to recognize cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and how they apply to provision of positive health outcomes.

Position Summary:

The Peer Specialist provides support to individuals experiencing challenges in daily life that create risk for an escalation of symptoms that cannot be managed in the individual’s home and community environment. Through the use of the Need Adapted Treatment Model and Intentional Peer Support the Peer Specialist will provide guests health and wellness coaching, relapse prevention planning, wellness activities, family support, conflict resolution, and other services as needed.

Job Responsibilities:

Teach guests to look at crisis differently and utilize wellness tools to prevent future crises or to decrease the intensity of personal crisis.
Work closely with Health Homes, hospitals and treatment providers to develop an integrated plan of care including mental health, physical health, substance abuse services, and community supports necessary for guests to succeed in the community. Provide advocacy, supportive counseling and referral and linkage services for program guests as needed and as assigned by the Program Director.
Provide recovery oriented services incorporating the Need Adapted Treatment, Intentional Peer Support, and Motivational Interviewing.
Provide coverage for the program as reflected in staffing plan, including overnights as required.
Utilize de-escalation techniques.
Rotate warm line (on-call) responsibilities with other Peer Specialists providing peer support as needed.


Have personal experience as a recipient of mental health services with a willingness to share personal and practical experience, knowledge, and first-hand insight to benefit program guests.
Certified by the Office of Mental Health (OMH) as a Certified Peer Specialist or Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS) as a Certified Peer Recovery Advocate or willingness to become certified within six months of hire.
Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
Work experience in a behavioral health or related setting providing peer support is helpful.
A respect for and high level of comfort around people experiencing psychiatric crisis.
Ability to utilize critical thinking, problem-solving and de-escalation skills to assist with creating and maintaining an environment that promotes recovery.

Liberty Resources is committed to creating a diverse inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Liberty Resources offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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Contact Information:

Colby Spencer-