|Title:||Peer Support Specialist - FT|
|Dept:||23 - Rising Strong|
The Rising Strong program is a collaboration between Catholic Charities and Empire Health Foundation. Based on proven models in California and Oregon, Rising Strong will focus on serving families who are at risk for separation due to parental substance abuse by providing safe housing, substance abuse treatment, case management, and other supportive wraparound services. By serving whole families, our aim is to reduce trauma in children, decrease the rates of foster care placements, and remove barriers that traditionally prevent parents from succeeding in substance abuse treatment. We walk alongside and support vulnerable families as they seek to change their stories.
The Peer Support Specialist will serve Rising Strong families by helping them acclimate to the community and support families’ recovery by providing services that are crucial to their healing and educational experience at Rising Strong. The Peer Support Specialist will also be responsible for ensuring a safe, healthy environment for all families. We are hiring two full-time Peer Support Specialists and one part-time Peer Support Specialist.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties/responsibilities listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of this job.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications listed below. These qualifications are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform this job.
Education/Experience: to perform this job successfully, an individual must have an Associate’s degree
or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Physical Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:
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Workplace Environmental Conditions
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