Certified Peer Specialist in New York, NY at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are currently seeking a dynamic Recovery and Wellness Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) to join our team in the New York metropolitan area.

The Certified Peer Specialist is responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive prevention, education wellness  and recovery program for assigned plan members. Areas of focus  include: face-to-face i ndividual engagement (inpatient and outpatient) and working as a member of our Care Coordination team.

* This is a field based, work from home/office position. Must be able to travel regularly within assigned Geographical Regions.



Position  Responsibilities:

  • Peers will use their personal lived experience with mental and emotional and/or substance use challenges to empower i ndividuals served by the program to define and pursue their own strength based recovery and wellness goals.
  • Document stated goals, objectives by the member.
  • Connect them with community-based  resources.
  • Work collaboratively with clinicians in pursuit of person centric holistic approach to care. Help create crisis prevention plan in conjunction with the ICM Clinicians.
  • Engage, educate and encourage individuals and their families to connect with support services, community resources and advocacy assistance.
  • Document member progress associated with stated goals and objectives.
  • Will provide peer support during crisis of individual s who have mul tiple readmissions and assist in identifying barriers to maintaining community tenure.
  • Assist members i n the understanding of plan benefits where appropriate.
  • Inform appropriate authority of any suspected waste fraud and abuse of plan benefits related to the member.
  • Will reach out to recently discharged individuals to assist in their transition, support them to adhere to any follow-up appointments, and help them leverage their own strengths


Position  Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree in education, communication or other related field preferred.

Licensure:  Valid state issued automobile operating license.

Certification: New York Certification as a Peer Specialist required. If i ncumbent does not have the certification at time of hire, it must be obtained within one year of employment.

WRAP, WHAM or other CPS or CARES certifications preferred.

Relevant Work Experience:    Three years' experience i n a relevant field, face-to-face engagements with peers, performing community resource mapping activities, documented skills and abilities in needs assessment. Proven ability and experience in community relations/networking  and information and resource development  and maintenance.  Established knowledge of and work experience with the Medicaid affiliated population desirable.



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Basic Computer Skills, i ncluding Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of New York metropolitan community and state resources.