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School-Based Prevention Counselor/Educator

Company
Location
Wayne County, NY
Minimum Education
High School/GED Degree
Job Category

Peer Transition Support Specialists support individuals as they transition from Affinity Place back into community living. Specialists are paired with individuals while they are in residence and continue working with them for 30-60 days after leaving the house. The goal is to prevent the need for future crisis intervention.

Part Time Position (20 hours)

Responsibilities of Specialists:
• To engage individuals in a personal, supportive manner, creating relationships that emphasize recovery.
• To act as positive role models and mentors.
• To encourage and assist individuals to build effective recovery skills and strategies.
• To provide support and linkage to clinical services and community based social services (such as support groups) and natural support systems.
• Must be prepared to work flexible hours that include days, evenings and weekends.

Qualifications:
• Candidates must themselves have experienced a mental health issue that has seriously impacted their life (having a close family member with a mental health issue does not qualify the individual for a Specialist position).
• Must have a high school diploma or equivalency (GED)
• Candidates must demonstrate interpersonal communication skills and the ability to empathize with, relate to and effectively work with recipients.
• Reliable transportation required and NYS Driver’s License (Must obtain a Driver’s Abstract from the DMV)
• All would-be new hires must complete the OMH background check process, and will participate in or have completed NYS Peer Specialist Certification training
• Candidates must be capable of working independently with a minimum of supervision, demonstrate sensitivity and respect for diverse cultural backgrounds and participate in diversity training on an annual basis
• Candidates must have adequate computer skills
• Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish)

Reports to the Manager of Peer Services

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Please email resume and cover letter via Fast Apply link above attention to:
Ted Aman
Delphi Prevention Director

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