Website Horizon Health Services
Together For Recover, Changing Lives, Saving Lives
What will you day look like?
At Horizon, you’ll enjoy a supportive, team-based work environment. Have a question? There’s always someone there to help! We offer a seamless onboarding experience that’ll ensure your success in your new role.
As a Peer Advocate at Horizon, you will…
Help to initiate and sustain an individual/family in recovery from substance use or mental health and promote recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery
Help individuals find ways to stop using (abstinence), or reduce harm associated with addictive behaviors
Work with individuals/recoverees beyond recovery initiation through stabilization and into recovery maintenance
Offer employment counseling – to include an intake assessment, strategic plan, and vocational resources to achieve outcome.
Monitor outcomes for treatment, social, and vocational accomplishments.
Why choose Horizon to build your career?
Besides the fact that we’ve been named a Best Place to Work for 15 (yes, 15!) years in a row? At Horizon, you can be assured that you will make difference in the lives of others. Even better, your teammates will be just as motivated to make a difference!
What we offer that you’ll love…
Company Culture: At Horizon, we pride ourselves on cultivating an atmosphere of teamwork where all employees feel heard and valued.
Diversity & Inclusion: We are committed to equity, racial justice, and equal opportunity for all, and strive toward this goal through the work of our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Council, frequent trainings, ongoing conversations, affinity groups, and more.
Trainings, Trainings, and More Trainings: We have an entire team dedicated to your personal development and professional growth.
Team Building, Connection, and Relationships: At Horizon, we’re more than co-workers, we’re a community. We support each other, celebrate our achievements and milestones together, and have fun together!
Retirement: We know you want to retire comfortably and we’re here to help! Horizon offers 401(k) AND profit-sharing programs to make sure you’re set for the future.
Student Loan Assistance: We help pay off our team members’ student loans every month. One year after joining, you’ll have been able to pay off an extra $600!
PTO & Holidays: We believe self-care is essential. Combined with holidays, you’ll earn up to 22.5 paid days in your first year. By your 3rd anniversary, that’s almost doubled with up to 37.5 paid days off!
What makes you a great candidate?
We can’t wait to learn more about you! Here are a few specifics of what you’ll need for the job:
OASAS Certified Peer Advocate Certification and/or OMH Certified Peer Specialist
Lived experience with substance use and mental health, and are personally familiar with the associated challenges. In appropriate situations this can be used as a substitution for the above requirements
Assists with self-advocacy, self-efficacy, and empowerment to foster engagement and collaboration while promoting voice and choice
Reliable transportation required
A strong desire to assist individuals in recovery by sharing experience, strength and hope to empower and create autonomy for individuals in recovery
A clean, valid driver’s license with 3 years of driving experience
Hours working as a Peer advocate can be used towards CASAC credentialing.
2400 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls NY. Must be willing to travel within Niagara County to other Horizon locations and community sessions.
This position is Monday-Friday with some evenings required.
Horizon is consistently evaluating our compensation and benefit packages to ensure we remain competitive. The range of pay for this position is $18.00 – $21.00. Starting pay may be impacted based on experience and education. This position includes a bonus earning opportunity, with an annual max potential of $800, based on volume of service visits provided and cash equivalent opt out benefits. Compensation adjustments are evaluated annually.
*Please note that this is a grant-funded position*
Horizon DEIB Statement:
Horizon commits to being an anti-racist, diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. Through self-reflection and our commitments to education, growth and development, increased workplace diversity throughout all levels of our organization and the cultivation of meaningful relationships, we pledge to advance equity, racial justice, and equal opportunity for all.
Disclaimer: Horizon endorses public health measures including vaccinations. We encourage all applicants to be mindful of the fact that Horizon is a healthcare agency proving in person services throughout our community.
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