NY: Manhattan (2 Penn Plaza, New York, NY)
We are currently seeking several dynamic Peer Specialists to join our team at our office in New York, New York (Manhattan)!
ABOUT THE POSITION
We are currently seeking several dynamic Peer Specialists to join our team at our office in New York, New York (Manhattan)! The Peer Specialist assists members in connecting to treatment services and works with individuals receiving services from network providers with the goal of teaching/improving self-advocacy skills. A Peer Specialist also helps providers develop and/or enhance their understanding of both person-centered care and the support network available to members. A Peer Specialist functions as part of an interdisciplinary team designed to meet the needs of members.
*Peers will use their personal lived experience with mental and emotional and/or substance abuse challenges to empower individuals served by the program to define and pursue their own strength based recovery and wellness goals.
*Document stated goals, objectives by the member
*Connect them with community-based resources
*Work collaboratively with clinicians in pursuit of person centric holistic approach to care. Help create crisis prevention plan in conjunction with the ICM Clinicians.
*Engage, educate and encourage individuals and their families to connect with support services, community resources and advocacy assistance.
*Document member progress associated with stated goals and objectives
*Will provide peer support during crises of individuals who are frequent high utilizers of emergency department services who fail to engage in community treatment
*Will provide peer support during crisis of individuals who have multiple re-admissions and assist in identifying barriers to maintaining community tenure
*Assist members in the understanding of plan benefits where appropriate
*Secure and maintain all local peer certification requirements when and where applicable
*Inform appropriate authority of any suspected waste fraud and abuse of plan benefits related to the member
*Will reach out to recently discharged individuals to assist in their transition, support them to adhere to any follow-up appointments, and help them leverage their own strengths
Education: Bachelor's degree in education, communication or other related field preferred
Licensure: Valid state issued automobile operating license.
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Beacon Health Strategies, LLC. a Beacon Health Options company, is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer as well as a Drug Free Work Environment. EOE/M/F/Veterans/Disabled
AAP Reporting Location:
NY - Manhattan
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