Substance Abuse Peer Advocate
- Conifer Park - CRPA
- Amsterdam, NY, USA
- Full Time
Conifer Park is looking for a Peer Advocate to join our team. The individual who fills this position will provide peer support to all methadone and OPT clients, encourage them to adhere to clinic policies and procedures, manage client flow, especially around times when the clinic experiences potential bottlenecks as clients arrive and wait to be seen by medical staff, provide assistance in recovery plan development. Their duties are essentially to supplement the support in a non-clinical manner to clients who attend the OTP.
Other duties include monitoring the waiting room, clinic restrooms, parking lot and grounds of the outpatient program during methadone dosing hours to ensure patients are adhering to program regulations and conducting patient drug screens when necessary.
Requirements: High School Diploma or GED required as well as secure Peer Advocate Training within 12 months of hire. Must obtain CPR certification within six months of hire. 2 year Associate Degree preferred.
Background checks, pre-employment & drug screenings required
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability