Northwell Health Peer Advocate in Glen Oaks, New York
Req Number 001GSY
Job Category Nursing Support
Engages and provides peer support to behavioral health consumers. Serves as a role model in maximizing wellness and independence. Collaborates with clinical and non-clinical team members to ensure culture of support is reflected in member�s treatment.
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 required.
Performs related duties, as required.
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.
ORMinimum of one (1) year related peer support experience, required
Demonstrated support skills and enthusiasm for assisting medically underserved populations.
Ability to communicate effectively. Bilingual, preferred.
Reliable access to transportation and telephone, required.