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FLACRA Residential Peer in Clifton Springs, United States

Residential Peer

Finger Lakes Addiction Counseling and Referral Agency Inc Clifton Springs, NY (Onsite) Full-Time

$16.00 - $17.50/Hour

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Minimum Qualifications: Highschool Diploma or GED equivalent. Completion of NY state-certified peer support specialist training through OMH or OASAS. Peer Support Specialist Certification. Valid NYS Drivers License.

• Tier 1 – Participation in first offered peer certification training, acquiring CRPA-P no later than 4 months after employment.

• Tier 2 - Certification as a CRPA-P or CRPA


Major Responsibilities : The Peer Advocate is an active member in the FLACRA team and provides peer support services to clients with serious mental illness and or substance abuse. Under the supervision of the Director of Housing and Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the Peer Advocate will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support for clients in residential settings. The Peer Advocate performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. Recovery resources such as booklets, tapes, pamphlets and other written materials will be utilized by the Peer Advocate in the provision of services. Engagement for those entering treatment and in early stages of change are key tasks as well as helping facilitate successful transition out of active treatment.

Job Requirements:


  1. Serves as an active member of the client’s treatment team, including participation in team meetings and treatment planning meetings.

  2. Assists clients in development of recovery plan, including crisis plan.

  3. Provides psycho-education with focus on illness management and peer support through individual service provision.

  4. Implements and coordinates recovery plans for individuals.

  5. Serves as role model for clients by sharing own recovery process and teaching effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.

  6. Provides case management, resourcing, service collaboration for individual clients as extension of case management services.

  7. Maintains accurate, thorough records on all assigned cases and uses documentation to assist clients in evaluating progress.

  8. Provides advocacy services on behalf of clients.

  9. Informs supervisor, and other members of treatment team as indicated, of issues/concerns related to individual clients.

  10. Anticipates in required trainings to maintain certification.

  11. Knowledge of Crisis Intervention and Early Engagement

  12. Helps facilitate outreach to clients struggling to engage in treatment

  13. Tier 2 peers role model leadership and support of tier 1 peers in the agency

  14. Other duties as assigned.

Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency (FLACRA) is a growing, not-for-profit behavioral health and substance abuse treatment provider with decades of experience and multiple innovative program located throughout the Finger Lakes Region. Our services include outpatient, residential, crisis center, vocational, housing and youth services. We pride ourselves on being committed to the professional development of all our staff and if that is important to you, we invite you to choose FLACRA!

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Employee Type Full-Time

Location Clifton Springs, NY (Onsite)

Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services

Experience Not Specified

Date Posted 04/08/2024