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TFC-CCBHC PEER SPECIALIST

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The Family Center of New York City | Brooklyn, NY
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The Family Center of New York City


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The Family Center Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (TFC-CCBHC) provides crisis Mental Health Services, Screening/Assessment/Diagnosis, including risk assessment, Person-Centered Treatment Planning, Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Primary care coordination/screening and monitoring of key health indicators and health risk services, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Case Management, and Social, Peer and Community Recovery Support. The TFC-CCBHC program serves 300 adults and 50 children/youth annually. The Peer Specialist supports adults and children with SMI/SED/SUD/COD with the goal of reducing barriers to treatment, connecting clients to treatment, and keeping women engaged in all needed services. S/he reports to the Peer Specialist Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage and motivate CCBHC clients across different addiction and mental health treatment modalities (outpatient, inpatient, residential, detoxification, methadone maintenance) who may be at-risk for dropping out of services
  • Serve as client’s personal guide and mentor by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery

·        Member of 24 hour Crisis team assisting with crisis intervention, crisis stabilization and mobile emergency response on rotating schedule.

·        Ensure all care meets all Trauma Informed Best Practice criteria

·        Participate in reflective supervision of all cases, demonstrating progressive ability to critically assess own work and actively engage with supervisor to address areas in need of improvement

  • Provide peer coaching to assist individuals transition from professionally-assisted recovery initiation to personally-directed, community-supported recovery maintenance
  • Utilize Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to help clients develop a person-centered Wellness Recovery Action Plan describing specific goals and objectives for sustaining recovery​
  • Facilitate psycho-educational and support groups
  • Escort clients to appointments and peer support groups and provide encouragement for opportunities in community-based activities that support recovery
  • Maintain contact by phone and/or e-mail with recovering person after they leave treatment to ensure their ongoing success, provide re-engagement support, and collect follow-up data
  • Conduct HIV and Hepatitis C Rapid Testing, following agency protocol
  • Participate in treatment and recovery team meetings to address needs of high-risk clients.
  • Any other special projects as requested.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent along with two years of social service experience with individuals with substance use and/or mental health disorders
  • Certified in one of following: Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), Family Peer Advocate, Youth Peer Advocate, Mental Health Peer Advocate
  • HIV or Hepatitis C testing experience, a plus
  • Spanish bilingual preferred
  • Excellent time management and phone and face-to-face engagement skills
  • Flexibility to travel to multiple treatment settings across different levels of care
  • Computer proficiency

Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to jobs@thefamilycenter.org and put “TFC-CCBHC Peer Specialist” in subject line.

The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Family Center is covered under FMLA.




The Family Center Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (TFC-CCBHC) provides crisis Mental Health Services, Screening/Assessment/Diagnosis, including risk assessment, Person-Centered Treatment Planning, Outpatient Mental…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish bilingual preferred


Spanish bilingual preferred


Location

Brooklyn, NY

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