St. Joseph's Health (Syracuse, NY) Peer Specialist in Syracuse, New York

Peer Specialist

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Department

Psychiatric Unit 3-6

Status

Full Time

Shift

day/eve

Hours

7a -11:30p; 36 hours a week with weekend/hol rotation

Req Number

17451

Job Details

POSITION TITLE: Peer Specialist Mission Statement: We, St Joseph's Health and Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. Vision: To be world-renowned for passionate patient care and outstanding clinical outcomes. Core Values: In the spirit of good Stewardship, we heal by practicing Justice in fostering right relationships to promote common good, Reverence in honoring the dignity of every person, Excellence in expecting the best of ourselves and others; Integrity in being faithful to who we say we are. POSITION SUMMARY: To serve as a person's individual advocate, develop opportunities for skill development and assure that the person's choices drive their goals and plans. EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE: Must be a certified peer specialist, possess a high school diploma or GED, or in the process of obtaining one. Must identify him/herself as a current or former user of mental health or co-occurring services. Must have an understanding of recovery concepts and person centered approaches, and be successfully implementing them in their own recovery. Participates in orientation and continuing education. Updates and maintains knowledge and skills related to specific areas of expertise. Completes population specific competency annually on populations served as identified in scope of care and service. SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, SKILLS OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Utilize and maintain training and educational opportunities yearly. WORK ENVIRONMENT AND HAZARDS: Clinical and rehabilitation setting. Exposure Class I – routine or potential exposure to blood, body fluids, excretions, or secretions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Medium work; must be able to lift, bend, stoop, push, and pull. WORK CONTACT GROUP: All services, employees, medical staff, patients, visitors, vendors, various regulatory and professional agencies. SUPERVISED BY: Manager or Clinical Coordinator SUPERVISES: N/A CAREER PATH: N/A

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