Senior Peer Counselor
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Post Date: Dec 03, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - New York City
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Title:                 Senior Peer Counselor
Program:         SAMHSA Opioid Prevention Program – 2nd Chance

Overall Responsibilities:
The Senior Peer Counselor will provide non-clinical supervision to the peer counselors in the 2nd Chance program. The Senior Peer will also be responsible for support services including outreach, client engagement in treatment, reinforcing client’s engagement and connecting clients to community based treatment and recovery services. The Senior Peer will provide supervision to peer counselors outreach, documentation, and the Naloxone distribution. The Peer Advocate will be part of a multi-disciplinary support team supervised by the Program Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential duties include, but are not limited to the following activities:

•        Non-Clinical supervision of 3 peer counselors
•        Reviewing peer counselors documentation in eCW
•        Updating and tracking overdose follow up
•        Tracking Naloxone training · Engaging individuals to consider entering addiction treatment programs
•        Raising awareness of existing social and support services and linking individuals to formal recovery supports
•        Providing education and training regarding overdose prevention to individuals who have overdosed or at risk for overdosing · Modeling coping skills
•        Developing recovery plans
•        Providing crisis support, especially after periods of hospitalizations or incarceration
•        Participating in case conferences

•        Certified Recovery Peer Advocate with an OASAS approved certification
•        Minimum of 1 year working with a homeless population
•        High School Diploma or GED
•        Bilingual or Multilingual a plus

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary

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