Peer Specialist with BRC's Detox Center

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $35,000

Published

10/11/2018

Address

131 West 25th Street
12th Floor
New York
NY
10001
United States

Description

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

BRC's Chemical Dependency Crisis Center (CDCC) offers 32-beds of medically monitored and medically supervised withdrawal services in an inpatient setting for men and women. The CDCC program provides 24-hour nursing coverage, individual and group motivational counseling, didactic health and substance abuse education, therapeutic activities and institutional twelve-step programs. The medically supervised beds are new to BRC's CDCC.

 

HOURS:                                             

Full time 37.5 hours per week

Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm

                                                                   

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:    

Meets with clinical team members and gives input when needed; Engages each client assigned to the team and provide guidance and advice as needed; Spend time with clients assigned to the team during meal times and recreation time; Escort and assist clients in going to HRA, Social Security etc.; Attends community meetings as assigned. Provides feedback to the clinical team in order to determine how the team can service the client to the best of their ability. Provide emergency first aid/CPR assistance when needed. Related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:                      

H.S. diploma/ GED and Certified Peer Advocate. Knowledge of OASAS rules and regulations, and be able to maintain accurate and timely clinical documentation. Bilingual (Spanish/ English) preferred. Basic computer literacy required. CPR training certification or willingness to take training class in CPR.

 

ABOUT BRC:

BRC is among the most comprehensive, effective, and fastest growing agencies in NYC serving homeless New Yorkers.  With a $77 million budget and over 800 employees, BRC has 27 programs throughout the New York City area that work together to form a seamless continuum of caring and effective services to meet all of a client's needs. We employ a holistic approach, helping clients achieve health, wellness, and economic self-sufficiency, offering an array of housing and services for more than 10,000 of New York's neediest residents. BRC has an entrepreneurial culture with a track record of innovation.  BRC is highly successful and has been recognized for it, most recently as a winner of the NY Community Trust's Nonprofit Excellence Award and as a national finalist for the Drucker Prize for innovative management. Staff at BRC works together collaboratively to address some of the greatest social challenges of our City and does so using a compassionate and respectful approach. In our most recent survey, 95% of our employees said they would recommend BRC as a good place to work.  For more information about BRC, please see our website at www.brc.org.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School


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