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PEER SUPPORT WORKER: BRONX Location

Company: Vocational Instruction Project Community Services
Location: Bronx
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Description:POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of the Project Director the Peer SupportWorker will engage clients in the community using trauma informed lenses. They will work full time and be trained to utilize all five EBTs proposed for this program when working with clients in the community. The Peer Worker will provide peer support to clients, including but not limited to screening, referral, and linkage to care. They will provide education and distribute prevention and harm reduction resources. Peer Worker will assist in developing relationships with trusted community partners and obtaining GPRA data. They will use the EHR to document client encounters and track referral outcomes.Peer Workers will represent the populations served including language spoken. Peer Workers will be certified either at the time of hire or within nine months of hire. They will be knowledgeable how to work in a trauma informed, diverse culture that upholds social justice and equity.POSITION DESCRIPTION:This is a full-time position and will provide the following services:1. Motivate clients with substance use disorder to seek and remain in care2. Utilize evidence-based treatments to engage and deliver services to clients through trauma informed lenses3. Responsible for collecting GPRA data 4. Provide social and recovery support services, referrals to treatment for MAT and other infectious diseases5. Assist in establishing linkages to prevention and harm reduction services6. Provide education about life saving treatments such as overdose reversal medications and fentanyl strips and distribute prevention and harm reduction resources. 7. Train clients and community members to use opioid overdose reversal medications including naloxone8. Assist in developing relationships with community organizations9. Use EHR to document client encounters and track referral outcomes10. Participate in outreach events to represent the agency11. Adhere to confidentiality policy and HIPPA protocol12. Participate in Job Training and Education Programs, Meetings and Committees as assigned or indicatedincluding the Advisory Council Requirements:High School Diploma or GEDLived experiences (SUD)Prior experience working with the target populationAbility to read, write and speak the English languageKnowledge of computer programsExcellent organizational skillsBilingual Spanish requiredPM20PI9b93465297b0-31181-31562535

Keywords: Vocational Instruction Project Community Services , Mount Vernon , PEER SUPPORT WORKER: BRONX Location, Other , Bronx, New York

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