• Dutchess County Continuum of Care Support Specialist- Dutchess County Partial  Hospitalization Program- FT
  • Dutchess County Stabilization Center- PT
  • Hedgewood Peer Advocate- PT

Dutchess County Continuum of Care Support Specialist- Partial Hospitalization Program

Full-time position: Dutchess County

 

PEOPLe, Inc.  is looking to hire a full time Dutchess County Continuum of Care Support Specialist. This position is co-located at the Dutchess County Partial Hospitalization Program.  

 

Highlights of duties and responsibilities may include,  but are not limited to:  

 

  • Orientation, Engagement, Educational Outreach Services at the Dutchess County Partial Hospitalization Program.
  • Bridging services to  community-based services (clinical and non-clinical)
  • Promotion of Dutchess County Crisis Respite Services (incl. Rose House)
  • Connection to the Dutchess County Stabilization Center.  
  • Data Collection for “Hotspotting”.  

 

Qualifications:

  • Lived experience/s with mental illness or posttraumatic stress.
  • High School degree / equivalency required, Bachelor’s preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • New York State Peer Specialist Certification or ability to obtain Certification within 6 months of hire.   

 

This is a full-time position, with benefits.  This position requires a flexible schedule.  

 

To Apply:  

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Carrie Ruby Geiger, Dutchess County Site Director, via email (preferred) at Carrier@projectstoempower.org or by mail:  

Carrie Ruby Geiger

Dutchess County Site Director

PEOPLe, Inc.

126 Innis Avenue

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

 

We thank all applicants for their interest and time but only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls regarding this posted position will be accepted.


Hedgewood Peer Specialist Advocate

PT 30 hour position

PEOPLe, Inc.  is looking to hire a full time Dutchess County Peer Specialist   Specialist for residents of the Hedgewood Adult Home, Beacon NY. This position is co-located at the Hedgewood Adult Home in Beacon.  

 

Highlights of duties and responsibilities may include,  but are not limited to:  

 

  • Provide peer advocacy services to residents, making appropriate referrals as needed or acting as a liaison to local services and programs.
  • Provide social companionship and support to residents, encouraging them to participate in activities, hobbies, healthy relationships and other healthy outlets.
  • Encourage and support residents in learning and practicing tools of recovery and wellness, including WRAP plans and advanced directives.
  • Compile and submit program statistics and other data as needed for contractual obligations.
  • Work closely with PEOPLe, Inc. staff, MHA staff and Hedgewood staff to ensure smooth program operation and services.

 

Qualifications:

  • Lived experience/s with mental illness or posttraumatic stress.
  • High School degree / equivalency required, Bachelor’s preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation required.  Traveling is required with this position.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • New York State Peer Specialist Certification or ability to obtain Certification within 6 months of hire.   

 

To Apply:  

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Carrie Ruby Geiger, Dutchess County Site Director, via email (preferred) at Carrier@projectstoempower.org or by mail:  

Carrie Ruby Geiger

Dutchess County Site Director

PEOPLe, Inc.

126 Innis Avenue

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

 

We thank all applicants for their interest and time but only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls regarding this posted position will be accepted.


Dutchess County Stabilization Center  Peer Support  Specialist

Part-time position (24 Hour): Dutchess County

A coalition of independent provider agencies are accepting applications for the Dutchess County’s Behavioral Health Stabilization Center – a walk-in center for adults or children experiencing moderate to severe emotional distress due to mental illness, substance use issues (incl. withdrawal), and other various life stressors.  The Peer Specialists will work in a team with Center staff to provide trauma informed support and services to guests of the center.  

Qualifications:

  • Lived experience/s with mental illness or posttraumatic stress.
  • High School degree / equivalency required, Bachelor’s preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • New York State Peer Specialist Certification or ability to obtain Certification within 6 months of hire.   

 

Other Requirements:

  • This position requires a thorough understanding of the process and possibility of robust recovery for people diagnosed with psychiatric disabilities.  People with personal experience as a recipient of mental health services and/or of personal recovery are encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge of ADA, mental health laws and systems, Social Security Programs, Work Incentives, Entitlement Programs, supported employment, Federal/state/local services, laws and systems related to individuals with disabilities.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of histories, patterns and issues contributing to Mental Health and Substance Abuse recidivism.
  • Knowledge of local, statewide and national disability related issues and community dynamics.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekend hours.

 

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Carrie Ruby Geiger, Dutchess County Site Director, via email (preferred) carrier@projectstoempowerorg or by mail:

 

Carrie Ruby Geiger

PEOPLe, Inc.

126 Innis Avenue

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

 

We thank all applicants for their interest and time but only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls regarding this posted position will be accepted.


Dutchess County Rose House Peer Companion

Per diem position: Dutchess County

 

The Per Diem Crisis Diversion Peer Companion staff will support the daily operations of our Rose House Hospital Diversion Service. They provide peer support for each Rose House guest. The Peer Companion is available to instill hope, support wellness and demonstrate that recovery is real and does happen. Peer Companions model and utilize trauma informed techniques and tools, help guests set goals and engage in community and social events.

 

We are currently accepting applications for all shifts including the following:  9am-5pm on weekends, 4pm-12am (evenings on weeknights and weekends) and 12am-9am (overnights on weeknights and weekends).

 

Highlights of duties and responsibilities may include,  but are not limited to:  

  • Provide support for guests during interview, intake, arrival and departure.
  • Share personal experience and encourage mental health wellness and recovery.
  • Assist in connection to mental health services, community resources, entitlements, and other services as needed

 

Model and utilize Trauma Informed techniques and tools as out lined in :

  • Intentional Peer Support (IPS), Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Mental Health First Aid, Emotional CPR (eCPR), Motivational Interviewing, SafeTALK, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), PEOPLe, Inc. In-House Peer Advocacy Training, and Crisis Diversion / Respite House Training.
  • Complete all necessary Academy of Peer Services (APS) on-line learning and complete NY State Peer Specialist Certification Application.
  • Transport guests to store or appointments when needed, using agency vehicle.
  • Provide telephone support to peers in the community through the 24 hour peer warm line.
  • Help maintain a clean, safe and secure trauma informed environment. Some cleaning duties may be assigned.
  • Manage downtime with Guest wellness focused activities and duties.
  • Work cooperatively Rose House team and maintain clear, honest and respectful communication with team members

 

Requirements:

  • Honesty, respect for diversity, high personal standards, language and behaviors reflecting such values.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize the need for and facilitate connections between consumers and the community.
  • Understanding of available community supports.
  • Working knowledge of confidentiality requirements related to records pertaining to Mental Health and Chemical Dependency laws.
  • Must have good time management skills and be self-directing.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • High School Diploma Required.

 

Qualifications:

  • At least two years in recovery from acute care environment
  • Completion of the Academy of Peer Services Training and the ability to obtain the NY State Peer Specialist Certification.
  • Shared vision of hope for people experiencing crisis
  • Work or Volunteer experience providing peer support, advocacy or human services.
  • Basic knowledge of community support services/resources
  • Completion of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) training (preferred).
  • Understanding of recovery and wellness vs. illness based system (preferred)
  • Professional demeanor.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.

 

This position is a per diem position available for up to 20 Hours per week.

 

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Joleen Darby, Dutchess County Rose House Site Director, via email (preferred) joleend@projectstoempower.org or by mail:

 

Joleen Darby

Dutchess County Rose House Site Director,

PEOPLe, Inc.

126 Innis Avenue

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

 

We thank all applicants for their interest and time but only candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls regarding this posted position will be accepted.


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
PEOPLe, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. PEOPLe, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. PEOPLe, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of PEOPLe, Inc.’s employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

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