Northwell Health Lead Peer Advocate in Glen Oaks, New York
Req Number 001VGY
Job Category Mental Health
As a Lead Peer Advocate you will lead and guide Peer Counselors in performance of duties. 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.
Leads and guides Peer Counselors in performance of duties.
Participates in orientation and assists with ongoing training of Peer Counselors.
Handles and/or acts as a resource on Peer Counseling resources.
Provides experiential insight into skills to promote and maintain wellness and recovery.
Provides orientation 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.
Travel to member homes to provide peer-level support
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 two (2) years employment providing peer services to mental health consumers.
Demonstrated support skills and enthusiasm for assisting medically underserved populations.
Ability to communicate effectively. Bilingual, preferred.
Reliable access to transportation and telephone, required.