Primary Responsibilities include:
- Engage people in
strengths-based, trauma-informed peer support at the very beginning stages
of their individual recovery plans, primarily in a hospital emergency room
active listening, respectful motivational interviewing, and treatment of
people as the strongest resource in their own recovery.
- Educate individuals
about the reality and process of recovery, including options for
treatment, harm reduction, and safety.
- Provide systems
advocacy and guidance to individuals as they navigate the substance use
disorder treatment system.
- Provide warm handoffs
to treatment providers and/or recovery support services and other
communicate with family, SHERPA
Family Peers, hospital staff, and substance use treatment providers and
- Document service
utilization and outcomes with respect and confidentiality.
Qualifications and Requirements include:
- High school diploma required. Undergraduate
degree a plus.
- Completion of Recovery Coach Training Academy (46 hours).
- NYS Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA or CRPA-Provisional)
- At least 2 years working in substance use and recovery
services as a provider or service recipient preferred.
- Intermediate skills, including Microsoft Office. (including Word,
Outlook and Excel)
- Valid NYS driver's license with a safe and
responsible driving history and a vehicle that is properly registered and
insured in accordance with NYS DMV regulations.
- 35 hours per week, some evenings and
weekends may be required.
- Medical, Dental, Life STD/LTD Insurance.
Employer contributed Pension (403b).
Accessibility to other voluntary benefits (Cancer Care, TDA, etc.)
- 10 vacation days, 12 sick days, 4 personal days, 11
Agency holidays and 2 floating holidays per year.