Director of Peer Services

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

The Director of Peer Services operates within a team of professionals who provide training, mentorship and support to agency peers and peer leaders. The Director will supervise the respective Peer Leaders and/or peer staff and ensure that all programs offering peer services are compliant with all OMH, SAMSHA, OASAS, State, and Federal regulations as well as Agency policies and procedures. The Director of Peer Services will work to maintain close supervision of the Recovery Community and WNY Peer Workforce Development Center. The Director of Peer Service will provide additional support/mentorship to all agency peers within the organization through attendance at peer supervision meetings, trainings and be available for consultations as needed. This position requires a thorough understanding of each Peer Certification process (MH,CRPA, Family, Youth) and knowledgeable of each scope of practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·  Responsible for the supervision of Peer Leaders, Recovery Community/WNY Peer Workforce and other identified peer workers

·  Develop, identify, and facilitate peer trainings and assist with certification process for peers throughout the agency as needed

·  Work with agency peers, program directors, or other supervising staff to provide additional support, training, and consultation on the peer role

·  Offer support and training during peer supervision groups

·  Must be cognizant of all Peer Certification processes (MH, CRPA, Family, Youth) and knowledgeable of each scope of practice

·  Assist with other duties as specified by the Vice President.

·  Schedule and assigned duties are subject to change based on the needs of the peer infrastructure.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND  SKILLS:

·  Must possess working knowledge of all peer scopes of practice, community resources, peer events, and peer support activities.

·  Must have the ability to identify support needs within the peer infrastructure, potential situations and convey this information to supervisor in a timely and appropriate manner.

·  Must have knowledge of mental health and/or substance use disorder services, Youth/Children services as it related to the peer scope of practice

·  Must possess the ability to establish supportive trusting relationships with other peers, community partners, and maintain respect, professionalism and clear boundaries at all times

·  Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills a must

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have Peer Certification

Must have Supervisory experience in a Behavioral Health Agency and Peer lead agency, Preferred