HOUSING PEER ADVOCATE
Location: Clifton Springs
Posted on: September 24, 2022
The Housing Peer Advocate is an active member in the FLACRA team
providing peer support services to clients with serious mental
illness and/or substance use disorder. The Housing Peer Advocate
will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate, and motivator to
recovering individuals in order to help promote long-term recovery.
The Housing Peer Advocate will also assist with the Homeless
Management Information System (HMIS) data entry. Duties 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 the development of their recovery plan,
including psychiatric advance directives and crisis planning. 3.
Provides psychoeducation with a focus on illness management and
peer support. 4. Implements and coordinates recovery plans for
individual clients in the housing program, including evaluation,
consultation, education, and follow-up services. 5. Serves as a
role model for clients by sharing own recovery process and teaching
effective coping techniques and self-help strategies. 6. Provides
case management, resourcing, and service collaboration for
individual client's as an extension from the Housing Case Managers
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 the clients.
9. Informs supervisor, and other members of treatment team, of
issues/concerns related to individual clients. 10. Participates in
required trainings to maintain certification. 11. Knowledge of
Crisis Intervention and Early Engagement. 12. Enter HMIS data into
ServicePoint t restraints, as needed. Job Requirements:
- Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED. Valid NYS
Drivers' License. Applicants must have lived experience with
homelessness and substance use disorder and/or mental illness. New
York State Certified Peer Support Advocate or Certified Recovery
Peer Advocate (or ability to complete certification process)
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