Organization: East House Corporation
Posting Start: 07/01/2021
Job Title: Relief Crisis Peer Mentor – per diem
Posting End: 08/31/2021
A Brief Job Description:
To be considered for employment, candidates must be a past or present consumer of mental health and/or chemical addiction services who can relate to others who are currently using those services (peer). Candidates must be able to share personal experience and encourage wellness and recovery. Unfortunately, we will not be able to consider candidates who do not meet this qualification.
Provides per diem peer support to individuals in crisis, within a residential living environment, in order to assist them in regaining control over their own lives and recovery process and re-integrating them into the community. Assists guests in articulating goals for recovery. Assists guests in determining barriers to community integration. Provides appropriate interventions based on guests’ goals. Observes progress guests make toward meeting objectives. Effectively engages and communicates with other program staff to integrate guest services. Maintains safety of guests and facility through regular monitoring of environment; identifies and addresses problems as needed per unit procedure. Provides immediate response to crises and emergencies in accordance with East House policies and procedures. Identifies and communicates concerns regarding guest statements or behaviors to appropriate program staff. Responds appropriately to needs of residents that occur during on-duty shifts. Responds to warm line phone calls for persons in mental health crisis. Conducts check in and check out activities that facilitate timely access to service. Provides role modeling to guests regarding their behavior and interactions with others. Models effective coping techniques and self-help strategies. Provides regular light housekeeping and re-stocking of facility as needed. Provides clerical support, setting up files or folder, etc. as directed. Prepares household supply inventory as directed. Performs routine facility maintenance tasks such as clearing pathways as needed. Maintains documentation to set standards. Responds promptly to unit requesting coverage. Participates in finding coverage for shifts originally scheduled for and unable to work. This East House program is licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health.
Hours: Per diem, as needed. Overnight shifts, days, evenings, weekends available.
A high school diploma and previous work experience in a peer role. Peer Certification preferred (provisional and/or permanent).
Interested applicants should apply online