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Peer Care Coordinator

Peer Care Coordinator

Position Number 
PW551801
Department 
Pathhome/CBC
Job Locations 
US-NY-Brooklyn
Type 
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status 
Non-Exempt
Minimum Salary 
USD $35,000.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary 
USD $35,000.00/Yr.

More information about this job

Overview

This is a direct care position assigned to the Pathway Home transition team. Workers in this job category perform a wide variety of tasks related to the care, support, education, socialization, habilitation, recovery/healing, safety, security, and support of adults diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse disorder who are transitioning to various levels of independent housing setting. These tasks focus on supporting, instructing, and assisting recipients of services to develop the skills needed to live, work, and socialize successfully in the community environments of their choice and also in maintaining a safe living environment. In addition, workers also advocate for clients and support families or other caregivers in their efforts to assist these individuals. 

Responsibilities

  • Engage in-patient clients at acute care hospitals, state psychiatric centers or state operated residences and participate in the coordination of their discharge.
  • Provide intensive emotional and practical support to clients as they transition back into their communities and into a support housing living environment.
  • Conduct home visits as assigned.
  • Develop short term person centered treatment plans to assist client towards achieving their goals.
  • Monitor and record client’s progress with respect to treatment goals.
  • Assist and instruct individuals in attending to personal hygiene, grooming, nutrition and daily living.
  • Support clients in sustaining community tenure by ensuring strong linkage to community based treatment programs and resources.
  • Accompany clients to appointments with community based treatment providers and other services as needed.
  • Assist and supervise in meal preparation, laundry and light house keeping tasks.
  • Comply with all required in-service training and staff development.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of mental illness and substance abuse disorders. 
  • Basic knowledge of treatment, rehabilitation, and community support programs as they relate to clients and their families.
  • Basic knowledge of techniques for identifying risk, including crisis management techniques. 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Completion of an internship or comparable training in peer advocacy; experience in providing advocacy services to people who are mentally ill and/or homeless. Past or current recipient of mental health, substance services or homeless services preferred. 

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