NYAPRS Job Bank

The Job Bank is a benefit provided to NYAPRS member agencies. Agencies with current membership in NYAPRS can post open positions free of charge. We will also announce posted openings through our E-news, which reaches over 3000 subscribers daily.

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This service is also available to agencies in the Westchester/NYC/LI area interested in posting peer employment opportunities to correspond with CUNY's Peer Wellness Coaching program

To submit a posting, email Casey Ciceron at caseyc@nyaprs.org, or call 518-436-0008.

 

Current Postings

 

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Comfort Peer - Mental Health Peer Connection (PT)

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DESCRIPTION:Provide companionship, peer support, modeling of independent living skills for consumers in the community working with Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers who have a mental health diagnosis.


DUTIES:
- Assist with completion of IL Skills Assessments.
- Assist in developing WRAP plans.
- Provide peer support, companionship, Independent Living Skills
training and mobility training.
- Teach and role model healthy living options to the consumer.
- Assist consumer with identifying positive methods to handle free time.
- Advocate with the consumer for getting needs met in the community and with other service providers.
- Accurately document consumer services and required paperwork in WNYIL’s SPR database, as well as the Consumer Service Record (CSR), within two (2) business days of the date of service.
- Participate in maintaining a neat, clean and safe work environment.
- Perform any other duties as deemed legally and ethically necessary by the Supervisor.

SUPERVISION: Works under the direct supervision of the Director of Mental Health Peer Connection.

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE: Must at all times perform in a professional, conscientious and efficient manner for the purpose of ensuring a better quality of life for persons with disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED with experience as a peer. Professional and life experience may be considered in lieu, in full or part of academic credentials.

WNY Independent Living, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable Accommodations will be made for people with disabilities. WNY Independent Living, Inc. is a Scent-free Agency.

CLOSING DATE: April 5, 2016

SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:
Tina Brown, HR Director/CCO
WNY Independent Living, Inc.
3108 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
tbrown@wnyil.org

 

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Quality Assurance Coordinator

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DESCRIPTION: Perform Quality Assurance activities in connection with WNYIL Health Home Department including monitoring of records for accuracy, maintenance and activity performance as well monitoring for fraud, waste or abuse concerns.

DUTIES:
- Research, participate in trainings, and keep current with changing Health Home environment.
- Conduct regularly scheduled audits of services provided and data entered in all required program reporting databases.
- Track files in all required program reporting databases and ensure all identified errors are corrected.
- Ensure information is accurately entered into all required program reporting databases in a timely manner.
- Reconcile all tracking errors with the Health Home Administrator on a weekly basis.
- Ensure appropriate billing is received for all services provided with the Health Home Administrator on a monthly basis.
- Audit billing received for services entered into all required program reporting databases and ensure all identified errors are corrected.
- Investigate any allegations of Fraud, Waste, or Abuse.
- Communicate and report all identified compliance issues to the Corporate Compliance Officer.
- Accurately document consumer services and required paperwork in WNYIL’s SPR database, as well as the Consumer Service Record (CSR), within two (2) business days of the date of service.
- Participate in maintaining a neat, clean and safe work environment.
- Perform any other duties as deemed legally and ethically necessary by the Supervisor.

SUPERVISION: Works under the direct supervision of the Corporate Compliance Officer.

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE: Must at all times perform in a professional, conscientious and efficient manner for the purpose of ensuring a better quality of life for persons with disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess an Associate's Degree in the field of human services or High School Diploma / G.E.D. with three (3) years experience in the field of human services. Professional and life experience may be considered in lieu of, in full or part of academic credentials. The Applicant should possess prior knowledge, or the ability to learn Medicaid NYS regulations, as they relate to Health Home administration. Must have intermediate skill level for Microsoft-Word and Excel. Medent / Netsmart / BTQ /MAPP database experience preferred.

WNY Independent Living, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable Accommodations will be made for people with disabilities. WNY Independent Living, Inc. is a Scent-free Agency.

CLOSING DATE: April 5, 2016

SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:
Tina Brown, HR Director/CCO
WNY Independent Living, Inc.
3108 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214

 

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Peer Advocate & Support Specialist for Dutchess County

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JOB TYPE: Part-time (20 hrs.)

SUMMARY: The Peer Advocate & Support Specialist for Dutchess County will deliver a range of core peer services designed to help people living with mental illness, trauma, or behavioral health issues move towards lives of wellness, and help the overall community provide high-quality public health services.

ABOUT US: PEOPLe, Inc. (est. 1990) is a peer-run 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that advocates for and provides recovery-oriented direct services to persons living with mental illness and/or post-traumatic stress. We are 100% peer-operated: From direct service staff to senior-level administration, all PEOPLe, Inc. employees have their own lived experiences with mental illness, trauma, or behavioral health issues. We are made up of people who have their own stories of recovery and wellness. That makes one a peer (or consumer).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Peer Advocate & Support Specialist will be located at PEOPLe, Inc. office in Kingston, NY. They will provide Ulster County with the following services (including but not limited to):

- INDIVIDUAL ADVOCACY: take action to represent the rights and interests of individuals living with mental illness or trauma by removing barriers to their recovery and wellness.
- PEER SUPPORT GROUPS: conduct peer support sessions (one-to-one, groups) that promote possibilities for positive change, and ultimately help individuals to feel better. Learning materials will be provided if and when needed.
- SYSTEMS NAVIGATION: directly support, assist, and guide individuals as they access various resources in the community related to their health, wellness & overall quality of life
- CHANGE PLANNING: work with people to develop healthier habits in different areas of their lives ("wellness coaching")
- OFFICE DUTIES: maintain timely and accurate documentation, files, and databases; compile and submit program statistics and reports; and attend weekly supervisory meetings. Staff will also participate in mandatory professional development and training. May include other duties as they arise.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

- Sufficient understanding of or demonstrated ability to learn about PEOPLe, Inc.'s mission, vision, services, core values & methods of engagement.
- Excellent workload management skills, demonstrating the ability to manage a large number of clients, within given amounts of time, while ensuring the delivery of optimum services.
- Excellent interpersonal and team skills -- including verbal communication, non-verbal communication, listening, negotiation, problem solving, decision-making, and organization -- and ability to interact with individuals at all levels.
- Sufficient understanding of or demonstrated ability to learn about community-based long-term services and supports in Dutchess County and its surrounding environs.
- Working knowledge of medical and other health information privacy laws, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the HIPAA Security Rule, the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule. Learning materials will be provided.
- Ability to handle challenging situations with tact, diplomacy, confidence, and grace.
- Strong skills with common office suites of desktop & web-based applications (MS Office, Google apps, etc.).

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

- Personal lived experience with mental illness and/or posttraumatic stress, and personal stories of recovery and wellness.
- High School degree / equivalency required, Bachelor's preferred.
- Valid driver's license with reliable transportation required.
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
- Applicants for employment must pass a criminal background check with the NYS Justice Center to determine eligibility for working with persons receiving services funded by OMH.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates may submit a detailed resume and cover letter via email addressed to the staff below (please email to both staff listed).
Carrie Ruby Geiger
Dutchess County Site Director
(845) 452-2728 X 117
Carrier@projectstoempower.org

 

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Peer Advocate & Support Specialist for Ulster County

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JOB TYPE: Part-time (20 hrs.)

SUMMARY: The Peer Advocate & Support Specialist for Ulster County will deliver a range of core peer services designed to help people living with mental illness, trauma, or behavioral health issues move towards lives of wellness, and help the overall community provide high-quality public health services.

ABOUT US: PEOPLe, Inc. (est. 1990) is a peer-run 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that advocates for and provides recovery-oriented direct services to persons living with mental illness and/or post-traumatic stress. We are 100% peer-operated: From direct service staff to senior-level administration, all PEOPLe, Inc. employees have their own lived experiences with mental illness, trauma, or behavioral health issues. We are made up of people who have their own stories of recovery and wellness. That makes one a peer (or consumer).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Peer Advocate & Support Specialist will be located at PEOPLe, Inc. office in Kingston, NY. They will provide Ulster County with the following services (including but not limited to):

- INDIVIDUAL ADVOCACY: take action to represent the rights and interests of individuals living with mental illness or trauma by removing barriers to their recovery and wellness.
- PEER SUPPORT GROUPS: conduct peer support sessions (one-to-one, groups) that promote possibilities for positive change, and ultimately help individuals to feel better. Learning materials will be provided if and when needed.
- SYSTEMS NAVIGATION: directly support, assist, and guide individuals as they access various resources in the community related to their health, wellness & overall quality of life
- CHANGE PLANNING: work with people to develop healthier habits in different areas of their lives ("wellness coaching")
- OFFICE DUTIES: maintain timely and accurate documentation, files, and databases; compile and submit program statistics and reports; and attend weekly supervisory meetings. Staff will also participate in mandatory professional development and training. May include other duties as they arise.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

- Sufficient understanding of or demonstrated ability to learn about PEOPLe, Inc.'s mission, vision, services, core values & methods of engagement.
- Excellent workload management skills, demonstrating the ability to manage a large number of clients, within given amounts of time, while ensuring the delivery of optimum services.
- Excellent interpersonal and team skills -- including verbal communication, non-verbal communication, listening, negotiation, problem solving, decision-making, and organization -- and ability to interact with individuals at all levels.
- Sufficient understanding of or demonstrated ability to learn about community-based long-term services and supports in Dutchess County and its surrounding environs.
- Working knowledge of medical and other health information privacy laws, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the HIPAA Security Rule, the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule. Learning materials will be provided.
- Ability to handle challenging situations with tact, diplomacy, confidence, and grace.
- Strong skills with common office suites of desktop & web-based applications (MS Office, Google apps, etc.).

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

- Personal lived experience with mental illness and/or posttraumatic stress, and personal stories of recovery and wellness.
- High School degree / equivalency required, Bachelor's preferred.
- Valid driver's license with reliable transportation required.
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
- Applicants for employment must pass a criminal background check with the NYS Justice Center to determine eligibility for working with persons receiving services funded by OMH.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates may submit a detailed resume and cover letter via email addressed to the staff below (please email to both staff listed).

Rhonda Garcia
Ulster County Site Director
rhondagarcia @ projectstoempower.org

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Housing Advocate

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PEOPLe, Inc. is seeking a part-time Housing Advocate to provide Supported Housing services to program participants within Dutchess County.

PEOPLe, Inc. is a peer-run mental health nonprofit whose mission is to instill a sense of hope, empowerment, and self-determination in people living with mental illness that fosters recovery and a transition to mental wellness. PEOPLe, Inc. is 100% peer run, meaning that all employees, from direct service staff to senior-level administration, have personal lived experiences with mental illness, and more importantly, personal stories of recovery.

With our Supported Housing programs, people live where they want, on their own terms, get help with their rent, work towards more health and independence, and receive mobile support from our staff to ensure that they're living well and meeting their self-defined goals.

The Housing Advocate position is 20 Hours per week. Preferred days would be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but this is flexible.

SUMMARY:
The part-time Housing Advocate will support individuals participating in PEOPLe Inc.'s Dutchess County Supported Housing program. She or he will provide advocacy & peer support services monthly to each individual they work (through both in-home visits & off-site check-ins). She or he will aim to instill hope, support wellness, and demonstrate that recovery is real and does happen. Staff model and utilize trauma informed techniques and tools, and help people set goals and engage in community and social events.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Provide support for participants monthly through home visits..
-Share personal experience and encourage mental health wellness and recovery.
-Assist in connection to mental health services, community resources, entitlements, and other services as needed.
-Model and utilize Trauma Informed techniques and tools as outlined in:
Intentional Peer Support (IPS), Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Mental Health First Aid , Emotional CPR (eCPR), Motivational Interviewing, SafeTALK, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), PEOPLe, Inc. In-House Peer Advocacy Training, and Crisis Diversion
(Trainings will be offered during employment.)
-Transport guests to seek housing in the community.
-Provide telephone support to peers in the community and in the program, as well as, sharing information about housing services in Dutchess County, NY.
-Support participants through housing process (lease signing, coordinating moving, etc)

-Work cooperatively with other programs within the agency to maintain clear, honest and respectful communication.

REQUIREMENTS:
-Honesty, respect for diversity, high personal standards, language and behaviors reflecting such values.
-Demonstrated ability to recognize the need for and facilitate connections between consumers and the community.
-Understanding of available community supports.
-Working knowledge of confidentiality requirements related to records pertaining to Mental Health and Chemical Dependency laws.
-Must have good time management skills, basic computer skills, organizational skills, and be self-directing,
-Must have reliable transportation.

QUALIFICATIONS:
-High School Diploma or equivalency.
-At least two years in recovery from acute care environment
-Shared vision of hope for people experiencing crisis
-Work or volunteer experience providing peer support, advocacy or human services.
-Able to delineate behaviors behind values of critical care and recovery (preferred)

-Basic knowledge of community support services/resources
-Completion of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) training (preferred).
-Understanding of recovery vs. illness based system (preferred)
-Professional demeanor.
-Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.

Interested candidates may reply to this post and submit a detailed resume via email addressed to the staff below. No phone calls please.

Rhonda Garcia
Ulster County Site Director
(845) 452- 2728 ex. 131
rhondagarcia @ projectstoempower.org

 

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Rose House Peer Companion

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SUMMARY:
The Per Diem Crisis Diversion Peer Companion staff will support the daily operations of our Rose House Crisis Respite. She or he provides peer support for each Rose House guest. The Peer Companion is available to instill hope, support wellness and demonstrate that recovery is real and does happen. Peer Companions model and utilize trauma informed techniques and tools, help guests set goals and engage in community and social events.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide support for guests during interview, intake, arrival and departure.
-Share personal experience and encourage mental health wellness and
recovery.
- Assist in connection to mental health services, community resources, entitlements, and other services as needed.
-Model and utilize Trauma Informed techniques and tools as out lined in :
Intentional Peer Support (IPS), Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Mental Health First Aid, Emotional CPR (eCPR), Motivational Interviewing, SafeTALK, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), PEOPLe, Inc. In-House Peer Advocacy Training, and Crisis Diversion / Respite House Training.
-Complete all necessary Academy of Peer Services (APS) on-line learning and complete NY State Peer Specialist Certification Application.
- Transport guests to store or appointments when needed, using agency
vehicle.
- Provide telephone support to peers in the community through the 24 hour peer warm line.
- Help maintain a clean, safe and secure trauma informed environment. Some cleaning duties may be assigned.
- Manage downtime with Guest wellness focused activities and duties.
- Work cooperatively Rose House team and maintain clear, honest and respectful communication with team members

REQUIREMENTS:
- Honesty, respect for diversity, high personal standards, language and behaviors reflecting such values.
- Demonstrated ability to recognize the need for and facilitate connections between consumers and the community.
- Understanding of available community supports.
- Working knowledge of confidentiality requirements related to records pertaining to Mental Health and Chemical Dependency laws.
- Must have good time management skills and be self-directing.
- Must have reliable transportation.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- High School Diploma preferred.
- At least two years in recovery from acute care environment
- Completion of the Academy of Peer Services Training and the ability to obtain the NY State Peer Specialist Certification.
- Shared vision of hope for people experiencing crisis
- Work or Volunteer experience providing peer support, advocacy or human services.
- Basic knowledge of community support services/resources
- Completion of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) training (preferred).
- Understanding of recovery and wellness vs. illness based system (preferred)
- Professional demeanor.
- Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.

This position is a per diem position available for up to 20 Hours per week.

To apply:
Please submit your Resume and Coverletter via email to the supervisor of the specific Rose House location you are interested in. No phone calls please:

Orange/Ulster Co. Rose House
Walden, NY
Christina Miccio
christinam@projectstoempower.org

Putnam Co. Rose House
Garrison, NY
Alyssa Kulibaba
alyssak@projectstoempower.org

Warren/Washington Co. Rose House
Glens Falls, NY
Sue Ann Brandt
Sueannb@projectstoempower.org

Dutchess Rose House
Hyde Park, NY
Christina Miccio or Alyssa Kulibabab
christinam@projectstoempower.org
alyssak@projectstoempower.org