The THRIVE Housing Recovery Peer
Advocate will provide recovery support services via coaching
and group facilitation onsite at housing programs THRIVE has developed
partnerships with. The THRIVE Housing Recovery Peer Advocate will provide majority of services
in the field within the housing programs, addressing the needs of
residents within the programs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following are the essential duties of this
position. Other duties may be assigned.
- Develop strong working collaboration with
staff at housing programs that Director has developed partnership with.
- Identify in-home needs of residents within
housing programs, provide coaching and groups to meet these identified needs.
- Identify community based supports,
including events at THRIVE Recovery Centers, to connect residents with.
- Develop and implement groups onsite at
THRIVE Recovery Centers to engage residents in onsite services specific for
their housing program.
- Assist in developing plans for expanding
the agency's presence within the housing programs.
- Keep communication open and continuous
with agency, supervisor(s), staff & members of the team of new and
important information that could support ongoing and development of new
programs within the agency. Also keep agency apprised of new developments such
as resources, organizations, and agencies as they become available
- Provide information and literature about
the program to potential clients
- Provide monthly reports for agency and
- Position works evenings and 1 weekend day
QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
H.S Diploma or Equivalent plus Completion of 30 hours
CCAR- Recovery Coach Academy plus 16 hours peer ethics training
Certificates or Licenses: CRPA, CRPA-P, or CRPA-P eligible
- Relevant life experience required which includes personal
experience living with a disability, history of substance use, or
social/emotional challenge, and willingness to draw upon this experience to
serve as a role model to support the recovery goals of individuals served required.
- Familiarity with recovery skills, support services,
and local community resources required, including substance use disorder
prevention, treatment, and referrals.
- A valid New York State driver's license with a
safe and responsible driving history. Ability to drive to client's home and other sites required.
- Must have intermediate computer skills
with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) in order to complete all required
paperwork and perform other responsibilities. Must have the ability to readily
learn and adapt to program specific applications, including an EHR system.
- Ability to work evenings required.
All positions at FCA are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, political status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.