Job Information

Organization: Villa of Hope

Posting Start: 2022-03-15

Location: Rochester

Job Title: Recovery Peer Specialist

Posting End: 2023-03-01

A Brief Job Description:

Villa of Hope helps youth and families rebuild relationships, recover from trauma and renew Hope for their future.
JOB TITLERecovery Peer Specialist
DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: SUD/Integrated Outpatient Services Clinics
SUPERVISOR: Clinical Supervisor
The role of the Recovery Peer Specialist is to connect individuals to community based recovery supports, involving supporting engagement, treatment and recovery from their behavioral health condition.  This position will be split between OASAS (SUD Clinic) and OMH (Integrated Outpatient Services Clinic).
  • Documents services provided to clients in electronic health record
  • Participates in individual and group supervision to develop competencies and skills in areas of professional development
  • Maintains documents as per OASAS and/or OMH standards and Villa of Hope policies and procedures
  • Maintains client confidentiality as per 42 C.F.R. Part 2 (Substance Abuse Records) and 45 C.F.R parts 160 & 164 (HIPAA)
  • Exercises full compliance with the Justice Center’s Code of Conduct for People with Special Needs
  • Exercises full compliance with Agency Code of Conduct, all Agency policies and procedures, and Federal and State laws and regulations
  • Maintains confidentiality and security for all client and staff related materials and/or records
  • Demonstrates, promotes and practices Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B) in relation to clients and staff through respect and understanding achieved through training, individual supervision, and Agency cultural activities
In the Integrated Outpatient Clinic the services may include:
  • Assisting the individual to participate in the admission, assessment and treatment process
  • Working with individuals and staff to provide reasonable and timely resolution of specific problems affecting individuals
  • Identifying and seeking resolution to systemic problems
  • Identifying and assisting individuals in accessing necessary resources such as self-help groups
  • Serving as advocate at the request of individuals; the nature and extent of assistance will be determined by the individual seeking assistance
In the SUD Clinic the services may include:
  • Engaging with an individual to consider entering treatment
  • Engaging an individual to attend treatment or other healthcare services, or in continuing care services post-discharge
  • Assisting in the development of treatment/recovery plans; assisting individuals to identify strengths  and raising awareness of existing social and other support services
  • Modeling coping skills
  • Assisting with applying for benefits or accompanying clients to court appearances, medical or other appointments
  • Providing non-clinical crisis support, especially after periods of hospitalization or incarceration
  • Linking participants to formal recovery supports and educating program participants about various modes of recovery
  • Offering travel training – e.g. how to use public transportation independently
  • Educating and supporting participants on the appropriate use of medication assisted treatment
Education & Experience: 
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED required
  • 2 years of experience in a recovery oriented setting
  • Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) or CRPA-Provisional (CRPA-P) preferred
  • Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) - can obtain after hire
  • Family (Parent) Peer Advocate Credential (FPA) - can obtain after hire
  • Clear written communication skills
  • Computer literacy – MS Word proficiency
Physical Demands: 
The following lists physical demands an employee will perform on a regular basis: standing, walking, sitting, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling and climbing stairs.
  • Ability to drive
  • Ability to walk short distances
  • Ability to use stairs
  • Ability to leave a location quickly
Travel: Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and be able to meet company insurability requirements
 Leading Self
  • Character and Courage (Integrity and Trust)-
    • Do the right thing, because it is the right thing, even when no one is looking.  Truth to Power.
  • Customer Focus
    • Build positive relationships through communication and collaborative problem solving.
  • Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Justice and Equity
    • Believe in the dignity and humanity of all people to reach their full potential.
Villa of Hope is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

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