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Independent Living, Inc. Your Choice. Your Life.

Independent Living, Inc., a progressive and dynamic cross-disability services organization and a leader in the provision of peer services in the Hudson Valley region is seeking to hire a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (LCR/ILI). The Lexington Center for Recovery, Inc. and Independent Living, Inc. are partnering together to provide peer support for individuals in Lexington Centers Sullivan County Methadone Treatment Program. This position will be co-supervised with the Lexington Center for Recovery. CRPA or CRPA-P (Certified Recovery Peer Advocate) preferred or ability to be certified within one year of employment required. NYCPS (New York Certified Peer Specialist) certification desirable. CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) welcomed as well.  Must have lived experience with substance use recovery either personally or through a family member who has gone through recovery and be comfortable with self-disclosure as needed. Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred. Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) a plus.

People with disabilities encouraged to apply.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Welcome new participants, introduce them to their counselor, and orientate them to the activities, values, policies, and expectations of the Lexington Center programs.
  • Engage and build relationships with existing participants at Lexington Center for Recovery to increase treatment engagement and coordinate additional Lexington services such as Medication Assisted treatment, group programming, family counseling and mental health services.
  • Engage potential participants who have scheduled an initial appointment but did not show, or current participants that continually cancel to provide education on treatment benefits and options and decrease anxiety and resistance toward participating in treatment.
  • Provide education on opioid use disorder, the importance of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), and other treatment to different public groups, community services and government agencies.
  • Provide group support, education, recovery information and skill building classes and workshops to families and individuals regarding substance use disorders.
  • Help Individuals create individual wellness plans based on recovery goals and steps to achieve those goals.
    Act demand-responsive to inquiries through multiple channels (i.e., in person, telephonic, text, blogs).

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Empathy, honesty, respect for diversity, high personal standards, language and behaviors reflecting such values and the Independent Living philosophy.
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Must have good time management skills and be self-directing, especially if there is any downtime.
  • Must possess an unrestricted valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CRPA or CRPA-P (Certified Recovery Peer Advocate) preferred or ability to be certified within one year of employment required.
  • NYCPS (New York Certified Peer Specialist) certification desirable.
  • Ability to share personal recovery experiences and to develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships while maintaining healthy boundaries and ethical standards at all times.
  • Ability to work with peers, families, and staff in a caring and respectful manner, and with due understanding of and consideration for cultural differences.
  • Must have lived experience with substance use recovery either personally or through a family member who has gone through recovery and be comfortable with self-disclosure as needed.
  • Fulfill all requirements to become certified in First Aid and CPR.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the recovery process and be willing to promote multi-pathways to recovery including Methadone treatment for Opioid Use Disorder.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) a plus.

 

Por favor, ayudanos a crear un sociedad libre sin barreras! Help us create a barrier-free society!

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