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