Peer Support Specialist - Contractor/Per Diem (Seneca County, NY)
At The Arc Wayne we have been serving the developmental and intellectual disabled community and their families in and around Wayne County for the last 55 years since we became an Agency in 1964. Becoming a member of our team offers many rewards, including the ability of developing meaningful relationships with our individuals and their families, using your hard-learned skill sets to teach while participating in a multi-faceted professional team environment.
We at The Arc Wayne are striving to be the leading provider of innovative, quality supports and services promoting independence, choice, and community integration. We promote excellence at every level through an environment of mutual respect and continued professional and personal development.
About the position...
Our Arc Wayne Peer Support Specialist provides peer services to individuals with mental health struggles and/or substance abuse. The Peer Support Specialist is to provide individuals with the skills and strategies necessary to move forward in recovery and gain independence. This person will function as a role model to peers, exhibit competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills, and act as an advocate, providing information and support for individuals in a community setting. The Peer Support Specialist will be willing to talk openly about their lived experience with mental health and/or substance abuse services. The Peer Support Specialist will provide these services in Seneca County for the organization's Behavioral Health Home and Community Based Services program.
The Peer Support Specialist is required to have at least a High School Diploma or GED and must be either an OMH established Certified Peer Specialist or OASAS Certified Peer Advocate certification. They must also possess a valid New York State Driver's License that meets Agency Driver standards.
This is a Contractor/Per Diem position without benefits.
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