Concern for Independent Living, Inc. is a non-profit agency committed to helping individuals and families to live in the community with dignity and enhanced opportunities through the provision of housing and support services. We are one of the largest housing agencies of this kind in New York State, currently serving approximately 1,300 individuals and families in over 240 locations. Concern offers a variety of housing options with individualized support services designed to support personal growth and independence.
The Peer Counselor is responsible for assisting in the delivery of direct services to participants, from the perspective of the person he/she is serving and not necessarily what recovery looks like to a provider. The Peer Counselor provides a variety of services, ranging from the teaching of skills to delivery of concrete services to providing counseling to clients.
Duties and Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:
â¢ Provides direct care services to clients.
â¢ Responsible for documentation of clients assigned to as well as documentation relating to other clients progress.
â¢ Facilitate support and educational groups for clients
â¢ Educate staff about peer perspective, person-centered language, rights and protections, and alternatives
â¢ Educates and assures that consumers know their rights and responsibilities and assists consumers with identifying their options and participating in all decisions related to establishing and achieving goals
â¢ Provides rehabilitative support services in daily living skills, health services and others as assigned.
â¢ Provides Wellness Self-Management training and assists participants in developing the scoping skills and strategies that help to promote recovery.
â¢ Participate in program meetings and attend supervision regularly
â¢ Accompany consumers to appointments if needed to provide additional support and understanding
Qualifications: Must have completed a peer specialist or peer wellness training within the last 3 years. Must have familiarity with benefits and entitlements. The individual in this position must possess the ability to communicate effectively, guide others through the self-help process and make sound judgments regarding care. Experience with travel training, facilitating peer support & educational groups and/or assisting others with ADL skills required.
Schedule: 15 hours per week
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