Peer Advocate

Northwell Health (Formerly North Shore-LIJ)
New York
Oct 18, 2016
Oct 21, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Board
Peer Advocate
Job Description As a Peer Advocate you will engage and provide peer support to behavioral health consumers. You will serve as a role model in maximizing wellness and independence. You will collaborate with clinical and non-clinical team members to ensure culture of support is reflected in member's treatment.
Responsibilities Include:Provides peer support to behavioral health consumers, including orientation to programs, service providers, and community resources.Encourages members, family members and caregivers to use program resources to maximize wellness and independence. Conducts outreach to members missing appointments to reinforce engagement.Assist members in carrying out tasks as defined in their treatment plans.Attends and participates in various appointments/meetings to support and advocate for member, as required.Understands and addresses related cultural attitudes and practices. Reports on member's progress relative to experience in community settings to clinical team members. Refers appropriate questions and issues to clinical and non-clinical team members.May travel to member homes to provide peer-level support, as requiredQualifications High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Successful completion of Site training program within normal probationary period, required.Minimum of one (1) year active participation in related self-help program, required. Current or former Group Health member, preferred OR Minimum of one (1) year related peer support experience, requiredDemonstrated support skills and enthusiasm for assisting medically underserved populations.Ability to communicate effectively. Bilingual, preferred.Reliable access to transportation and telephone, required

Category: Social Services , Keywords: Health Advocate