Peer Mentor (Full Time, Days)

Catholic Charities | Rochester, NY

Posted Date 11/17/2023

Level: Experienced

Job Location: 79 North Clinton Ave - Rochester, NY

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: High School Diploma or GED

Salary Range: $17.00 - $18.00 Hourly

Travel Percentage: Up To 40%

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Provides peer support groups and education for substance use disorder and or mental health clients utilizing established Peer guidelines and assists in engagement activity. Effectively supports ongoing and collaborative communication amongst all program staff, adhering to established agency communication protocols and is responsible for ensuring a trauma informed care, cultural humility and diverse environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides individual and group support for substance use disorder and or mental health clients involved in treatment to develop and sustain recovery.
  • Involved in peer led educational sessions on recovery principles, spirituality, use of community resources and other relevant topics.
  • Meets individually with clients to support development of their recovery plan, assist in providing motivation and encouragement to those that are struggling with engagement in treatment.
  • Make phone calls to clients who miss sessions and will make wellness home visits when needed.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork related to client services in compliance with Agency and regulatory standards.
  • Participates in relevant Agency meetings, case reviews and/or trainings
  • Actively pursues development of professional competencies related to job role performance through reading, supervision, in-service training and attendance at conferences and workshops.
  • Awareness and active support of the Agency's Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan. Including, but not limited to, supporting the Agency's Core Competency initiatives of being Collaborative and Community Focused, Innovative and Entrepreneurial, Cultural Humility and Diverse.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive. Employees will follow other instructions and perform other related duties as required.

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required

Credentials: Valid and clean NYS Driver’s License. Certified Peer Recovery Advocate certification in Substance Use/Mental Health or provisional certification required.

Experience: Experience with chemical dependency and mental health treatment required. Experience with running peer or recovery support groups preferred. Recovery Peer Coach training preferred.

Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands/work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, stand, walk, use hands to type and/or perform light lifting. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Compliance: Adheres to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations including, but not limited to, those governing confidentiality, privacy, program, billing, and documentation standards. All duties must be performed in accordance with CCFCS’s corporate compliance program.

***Catholic Charities Family and Community Services is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our agency and our people. EOE/AA Disability/Vet

Salary17.00 - 18.00 Hour
Employment Type
Full Time

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