• Dutchess Rose House Part Time Peer Specialist for Hospital Diversion Program
  • Dutchess County Stabilization Center Peer Support Specialist

Dutchess Rose House Part Time Peer Specialist for Hospital Diversion Program

The Part Time Peer Specialist staff will support the daily operations of our Rose House Crisis Respite. They provide peer support for each Rose House guest and are available to instill hope, support wellness, and demonstrate that recovery is real and does happen. Part Time Peer Specialists model and utilize trauma informed techniques and tools, help guests set goals and engage in community and social events.

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

We are currently recruiting for the 12am-9am overnight shift week days and weekends.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 :
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Mental Health First Aid, Motivational Interviewing, SafeTALK, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
  • 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 part time position available for up to 20 Hours per week.

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 non-discrimination 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.

To apply:

Please submit your Resume and Cover letter via email in response to this posting ( ** preferred ) joleend@projectstoempower.org or by mail to Joleen Darby, Site Director for the Dutchess County Rose House, through the information provided below.

No phone calls please

Joleen Darby

Site Director

Dutchess Rose House

To mail:

Joleen Darby

Site Director

Dutchess Rose House

C/O PEOPLe, Inc. Administrative Offices

126 Innis Avenue

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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 post-traumatic 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 Joshua Meunier at joshuam@projectstoempower.org (**preferred) in response to this posting or by mail ( not preferred – may cause delay in response ):

Joshua Meunier

℅ 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 non-discrimination 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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