• Peer Support Specialist

    HARP Services

    Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN), a Community-based Wraparound provider of social and mental health services with an emphasis on treating the client in a family context, is currently seeking innovative and experienced applicants to fill a Full-Time Peer Support Specialist position. (click here for Program information.)

    The Peer Support Specialist for HARP (Health & Recovery Program) works as part of a multidisciplinary team and provides support and assistance to HARP eligible clients. The PSS draws from personal experience and professional training to provide non-clinical support services as identified in the client's treatment or recovery plan. Brings life knowledge and skills to the position to deliver assistance to the client as they explore the goals they would like to achieve, by performing the following duties.

    This is an non-exempt position, paid an hourly rate $20.00.

    35-Hour work week, Monday-Friday

     *Application Deadline: Friday, May 24 , 2024*

    Please make sure to apply for this role - even if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications. We welcome your application and would, in particular, like to know what about the role and our organization interested you.

    • Utilizing their recovery expertise, professional training and lived experience, peers boost individuals' engagement in treatment and commitment to recovery. Encourages client participation in appropriate services and provides outreach to ensure that clients served will not escalate to high-risk cases.
    • Provides peer support to individuals and families in crisis struggling with problems such as substance abuse and mental illness and work with individuals to identify and overcome triggers (personal, social, environmental or behavioral).
    • Conducts one-to-one peer support and person-centered goal planning that incorporates life areas such as community connectedness, physical wellness, spirituality, employment, self-help.
    • Provides non-clinical crisis support.
    • Educates program participants about various modes of recovery.
    • Informs clients about support, services and additional resources in their community that may provide additional support. May assist with linking clients to formal recovery supports and connecting them to benefits assistance.
    • Provides companionship and modeling of recovery lifestyle, including participation in informal recovery activities outside of a traditional clinic setting.
    • Assists selecting and utilizing the things that bring a sense of passion, purpose and meaning into his/her life and coaching the person as they identify barriers to engaging in these activities.
    • Attends overnight conferences/trainings when necessary.
    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • The applicant must: demonstrate ‘lived experience’ and identify as being in active recovery from a mental health condition, substance use, or major life disruption, and willing to disclose journey to recovery.
    • Credentialed CRPA or NYSCPS, preferred. Required to complete the CRPA or NYSCPS credentialing process within 12 months of hire.
    • Valid NYS Driver’s License required.
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • 401K Retirement Plan
    • 4-Day Workweek (optional)
    • Paid Vacation Time
    • Paid Sick Leave
    • Paid Personal Time
    • Paid Birthday Leave
    • Paid Bereavement Time
    • 9 Paid Holidays
    • Tuition Assistance Program
    • Employer Paid Life Insurance
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Insurance Buy Back
    • Employee Wellness Benefit
    • Longevity Awards
    Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume and list of professional references at our ICAN Career Center.
    ICAN is an equal opportunity employer.
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