Date Posted: 2/22/2021

Job Description

The Open Access Peer Advocate is an active member in the care of clients involved in our open access. Position provides peer support services to clients with substance use disorders, helping them physically get to our services, and supporting them on site until formal admission to the appropriate level of care. Under the supervision of the Program Manager the Peer Advocate will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support for clients in the community. The Peer Advocate performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. Recovery resources such as booklets, tapes, pamphlets and other written materials will be utilized by the Peer Advocate in the provision of services. This position focuses on those in the community, potentially in crisis and seeking help for the first time. As a result client engagement, motivation enhancement, and support are crucial.

Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency (FLACRA) is a growing, not-for-profit behavioral health and substance abuse treatment provider with decades of experience and multiple innovative program located throughout the Finger Lakes Region. Our services include outpatient, residential, crisis center, vocational, housing and youth services. We pride ourselves on being committed to the professional development of all our staff and if that is important to you, we invite you to choose FLACRA! 

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Completion of NY state-certified peer support specialist training through OMH or OASAS. Ability to take part in on call rotation. Valid NYS drivers license.

• Tier 1 – Participation in first offered peer certification training, acquiring CRPA-P no later than 4 months after employment.

• Tier 2 – certification as a CRPA-P or CRPA

Job Snapshot

About Us

FLACRA offers comprehensive treatment and compassionate help for those affected by alcohol and substance abuse. We believe addiction is a treatable disease.

Founded in 1973, FLACRA is a private non-profit substance abuse treatment provider with decades of experience and a number of program locations throughout the 5 county Finger Lakes Region. Services include a crisis center, multiple outpatient clinics and residential facilities, as well as vocational and housing services. Over 5,000 people are served each year.

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