Recovery Peer Services Coordinator

JOB OVERVIEW

JOB TITLE:  Recovery Peer Services Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC)

LOCATION:  Niagara Falls, NY

DIRECT SUPERVISOR:  Director, ILNC

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

To coordinate, mentor and oversee the activities of the Addict 2 Addict (A2A) Team, in addition to, reporting, supervising and providing mentorship and engagement of the State Opioid Response (SOR) A2A and Family 2 Family (F2F) Teams in Erie and Niagara County. Focus on harm reduction principles while maintaining an emotional and physically safe working environment for the team.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Ensure that the funding source requirements are adhered to as dictated by funding source and SOR specific requirements.
     
  2. Make recommendations to the Director of Niagara County on any programmatic concerns regarding A2A and F2F.
     
  3. Take direction from the Director of MHPC as it relates to Erie County A2A and F2F staff.
     
  4. Supervise and maintain day to day operations of the SOR A2A and F2F Niagara and Erie programs.
     
  5. Identify programmatic goals and oversee the direction of the goals the SOR A2A and F2F Team.
     
  6. Develop and monitor the schedules of work hours and on-call hours for the SOR team.
     
  7. Development of peer supervision schedule for the SOR A2A and F2F Teams, locally and implementation of regional meetings for A2A.
     
  8. Identify training needs for the SOR A2A and F2F Team as defined in the program and by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to the ILNC Director.
     
  9. Communicate with peer advocates regarding any perceived barriers to service within the program and work on creative solutions for overcoming the barriers.
     
  10. Improve and stay informed on the most effective and best practices in serving the program participants.
     
  11. Oversee participation of the A2A Team in outreach and community engagement, while monitoring the participation on community-based groups and presentations conducted in the community.
     
  12. Ensure that all consumer services are documented and required paperwork are submitted into appropriate WNYIL ECR databases within two (2) business days of the date of service.
     
  13. Compile the monthly statistics, review and evaluate the trends in order to provide feedback and update services accordingly.
     
  14. Participate in maintaining a neat, clean and safe work environment.
     
  15. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) certification is required and must be obtained within the first six (6) months of employment.

High school diploma or equivalency

OR

Associate Degree in social work, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, or related human services field

OR

Bachelor’s Degree in social work, rehabilitation counseling, psychology or related human services field

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE (if required)

  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of management experience.
     
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience working with addiction and recovery peer programming.
     
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience practicing harm-reduction recovery model methods.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Must have a reliable form of transportation in order to service individuals in need within Niagara County.
     
  • Criminal background check will be conducted.
     
  • Preference given to a Qualified Health Professional as defined by OASAS (Title 14, Part 800.3, section L).
     
  • Former substance-use individuals in substantial recovery are encouraged to apply.
     
  • Niagara County residents encouraged to apply.
     
  • Perform in a professional, conscientious, and efficient manner for the purpose of ensuring a better quality of life for persons with disabilities.

WORKING CONDITIONS

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Office / Community

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB:  Sitting for extended periods of time.
Occasional lifting of not more than 15 pounds.

HOURS / SHIFTS:  37.5 – 40 hours per week.
Flexible Schedule.
Rotational on-call.

CLASSIFICATION:  Full-time, salary, non-exempt, Professional staff.
Range:  $48,750  -  $50,000

BENEFITS:  Agency provided group health insurance.
Vision, dental, life, supplemental insurances available.
PTO and paid holiday package.
403(b) retirement with Agency match.
Employee Assistance Program

OTHER:  Western New York Independent Living, Inc. values our employee safety and follows all recommended NYS required Infectious Disease Prevention Protocols.
Western New York Independent Living, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for people with disabilities.
Western New York Independent Living, Inc. is a scent-free agency.

POSTING INFORMATION

Closing Date:  January 14, 2022

Cover Letter and Resume Required to:

Tina Brown, CHRCO
WNY Independent Living, Inc.
3108 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214
Employment@wnyil.org