Express Employment Professionals – Mohawk Valley, NY | 118 Columbia Street, Suite 103 The Landmarc Building Utica, NY 13502

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Peer Engagement Specialist

 

Our Client, The Rescue Mission of Utica, is seeking a Peer Engagement Specialist to support their expanding and dynamic organization.

Mission Statement: The Rescue Mission of Utica, Inc. is a Christian Ministry, established to proclaim, in word and deed, the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, by unconditionally endeavoring to assess and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those individuals seeking assistance.

Job Title:  Peer Engagement Specialist

 Job Summary:  This position will be an on-call responder to assist emergency department staff in discharge planning for substance abusing patients that were treated for overdose and/or complications of substance use disorder. This position is for the Mohawk Valley Region and would cover Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego and Montgomery counties.

 

Essential Job Functions Understand principles and concepts of motivational interviewing and patient centered care.
 Explain and encourage treatment options to promote client centered choices.
 Assist patients in establishing benefits required in order to obtain treatment.
 Advocate for patients in a professional manner.
 Advocate using the proper chain of communication within the organization.
 Secure appropriate releases of information in accordance with the federal regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
 Maintain all required documentation.
 Model appropriate use of personal story and self advocacy as needed.
 Promote a recovery and wellness oriented lifestyle.
 Comply with NYPSCB code of ethical conduct and National Practice guidelines for peer supports.
 Abide by all Mission and program policies, procedures and guidelines.
 Attend and participate in meetings and trainings as requested by supervisor.
 Maintain a professional and approachable attitude on the Mission campus.
 All other duties as requested by your supervisor.
Minimum Job Qualifications
 Individual(s) must possess one of the following: NYS certified Peer Specialist, NYS Recovery Coach Certificate, Certified recovery peer advocate.
 Understand person-centered recovery and the right to self determination
 Knowledge of community resources specific to substance abuse treatment and MAT
 Knowledge of resources for insurance coverage and how to navigate the benefits system
 Understand HIPAA, protected health information and confidentiality
 Ability to work on call, nights and weekends in response to the demand
 Respond to calls from ER within 30 minutes
 Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook.
 Clean/valid NYS Driver’s License
 Enthusiastic support of our Mission Statement.

Pay Rate and Benefits: We offer a competitive pay rate and comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training.
Thank you for considering the Rescue Mission of Utica for your future employment. Have a blessed day

Status/Hours:  Part-Time-Saturday and Sunday – 9a-9p (every other weekend), on call Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 12a-8a (every other week).

 Full time M-F 8am – 4pm on call

Pay Rate: $14.00 per hour

 

Benefits:  We offer a competitive pay rate and comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training.

 

Express Employment Professionals and The Rescue Mission are Equal Opportunity Employers