Peer Advocate – Part Time

  •  Hiring Manager
  •  May 12, 2021
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Federation of Organizations is seeking Part Time Peer Advocate to join the team at our Outreach department in Patchogue, Long Island

HOURS: Part-time, 15-19 hours per week (Flexible)

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or equivalent. Personal lived experience with mental health. Clean, valid New York State driver’s license. Peer Specialist Certification preferred. Fingerprinting, criminal record check and all necessary clearances from the Justice Center. Meet all health screening requirements set forth by partner hospital regulations.

JOB FUNCTION:

The part-time advocate is responsible for representing Federation of Organizations with interfacing agencies at meetings and events. The staff member will advocate for the needs of people in recovery from mental illness within the mental health system. The advocate will be responsible for providing peer support, advocacy, education, and information to staff, volunteers, and program members. The advocate will facilitate weekly peer support groups at designated hospitals and agency programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

· Responsible for facilitating groups focusing on various topics in recovery in participating hospitals and agencies.

· Provide referrals and resources to participants.

· Maintain appropriate program documentation.

· Help plan and facilitate monthly T.A.C. Social events

· Provide one-on-one peer support.

· Perform all other job duties as assigned.

We Offer a wide range of rewarding employment opportunities along with a generous benefits package. We offer: Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision, Retirement and 401K Savings Plan. Generous Paid Time Off for full-time and eligible part-time employees. Flexible Work Schedules. Career Growth. Comprehensive Training. Flexible Spending Accounts. Long and Short Term Disability. Life Insurance. (EAP) Employee Assistance program. Discounts & Perks on Broadway shows, theme parks, hotels, car rentals and other attractions

Federation of Organizations provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Job Category: Advocacy Outreach Services Peer Services
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Patchogue Suffolk

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