Liberty Behavioral Management
  • Arms Acres - OP Carmel
  • Carmel, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Arms Acres is looking for a Peer Advocate to join our outpatient location in Carmel, NY. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide an array of face-to face services for every phase of the patient's recovery journey from pre-engagement, recovery initiation, stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance
  2. Support patients in identifying his or her own recovery/treatment plan, strengths and weaknesses, while working towards their goals.
  3. Promote self-advocacy by assisting patients to have their voices fully heard, their needs, goal and objectives established as the focal point of clinical services.
  4. Assist with outreach calls to clients who may have been missing from treatment.  Coordinate appointments between patients and clinicians as a way to re-engage clients into treatment.
  5. Actively identify and support linkages to community resources (communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self-help groups,  
  6.  Identify barriers (internal and external) to full participation in community resources and develop strategies the patient to overcome those barriers.
  7. Collaboration within our continuum of care, by meeting with potential patients in rehab, and ensuring a warm hand off.  The Peer Advocate will greet the patient on their first clinical appointment to ensure a smooth transition.
  8. Assist patients with applying or recertifying benefits.
  9. Co-facilitate groups with a QHP by raising awareness to clients about available support services in their region.
  10. Provides peer support and guidance when patients are in the disciplinary stages due to noncompliance with program policies and procedures.
  11. Complete a report of clients who are missing groups and provide the report to the Director and clinicians.
  12. Other duties as required by the Clinical Director and/or Management Staff.

 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

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