Career Opportunities

Deadline: Friday, December 28, 2018

Job Title: Peer Recovery Advocate
Rate: Grade 5
Location: Cattaraugus & Allegany

Basic Function:
Peer Recovery Advocate will provide direct services to community members struggling with substance use and behavioral health concerns. Incumbent will promote recovery and aid individuals with overcoming barriers and obstacles to recovery. Will serve as a personal guide, and mentor for people seeking recovery. Serve as role models for recipients and educate recipients about self-help techniques and group process; teach them effective coping strategies, sometimes based on personal experience; assist in clarifying goals for rehabilitation and recovery; and help them develop support systems. Peer Recovery Advocates model competence and the possibility of recovery, and assist recipients in developing the perspectives and skills that facilitate recovery.