Bridger/Peer Specialist – INSET PROGRAM

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Bridger/Peer Specialist (F/T):  The Bridger/Peer Specialist is responsible for providing self-help and empowerment tools to participants
in the community through participant led groups as well as providing individual services.
Essential Functions:
• Model and promote the principles of recovery/self-help.
• Manage a caseload within program standards.
• Input information for 2010E application into PACT system and referral sources
• Ability to navigate program systems. (AWARDS)
• Develop a person-centered Individual Recovery Plan with the participants and their
chosen support input.
• Develop community asset-based mapping with the participants and their chosen support team.
• Assist clients with entitlement and provide linkage, and/or referrals to such services (SNAP),
Medicare, Medicaid, SSI, SSD, reduced fare MetroCard and HRA etc.
• Empower participants to advocate for themselves and promote efficiency.
• Advocate for other needed services and assist participants to negotiate service systems.
• Develop a strong relationship with clients’ treatment team.
• Conduct wellness activities.
• Conduct and or co-facilitate weekly or scheduled housing groups with accurate information.
• Able to problem solve office and client issues independently/collectively.
• Conduct Chart reviews as directed by the program manager.
• Submit all programs and participant documentation in a timely manner.
• Knowledgeable in SAMHSA 8 dimensions of wellness.
• Able to enact WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) and/or psychiatric directives in time of crisis.
• Demonstrate aptitude in a cultural humility diverse environment.
• Exhibit encouraging dialogue when communicating with clients.
• Maintain all charts within audit standards.
• Attend staff meetings and present cases, as necessary.
• Actively participate in ongoing training as needed to meet all certification standards
and credentialing policies.
• Required to work in the field if necessary.
• Comply with all program regulations.
• Experience working in a Crisis Management Model.
• Ability to collaborate and coordinate with multidisciplinary teams, including Behavioral
health professionals, social workers, and community organizations.
• Must be available for an On-Call schedule.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule with evenings and weekends included.
• Support the participants in community reintegration.
• Continue to support participants for up to six months to ensure success of reintegration.

Qualifications:
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Prior Peer experience or Peer education training
• High School Diploma or GED (General Equivalency Diploma) required.
• Internet Savvy with knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
• Experience with entitlements (SNAP Benefits, SSDI/SSI, Medicare/Medicaid, HRA)
• Must be APS (Academy of Peer Services) certified or Provisional submission of
application for certification within 6 months of hire. You are required to maintain your
certification through continuing education courses and events.
• We Are a State Mandated Organization, COVID-19 Vaccinations are Required. Selected
candidates must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and have received a booster shot.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$28.85/HR.