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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/15/23

Applications Due12/13/23

Vacancy ID144092

AgencyAddiction Services and Supports, Office of

TitlePeer Specialist (McPike Addiction Treatment Center)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $40193 to $49405 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Pass Days: Friday/Monday

Hours Per Week 40


From 3 PM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Oneida

Street Address McPike Addiction Treatment Center

1213 Court Street

City Utica


Zip Code13502

Minimum Qualifications Current certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) or CRPA-Provisional by the New York Certification Board; and four or more hours of medication assisted treatment training.

Mandatory overtime (MOT) is a requirement of this position. Chosen candidate(s) will be added to the mandatory overtime roster, which is utilized on a rotating basis. The MOT is applied during times of emergency, when all other staffing options have been exhausted (volunteers, hourly staff, contracted staff). Our Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) operate 24/7/365 programing. Therefore, MOT IS an essential function of this position and is critical to maintaining adequate staffing at all times in order to ensure the health and safety of clients within the facility.

Duties Description • Serves as a role model and provides advocacy and support services to individuals.
• Assists individuals in identifying, developing, and practicing personalized coping and crisis management skills to deal with their psychiatric symptoms.
• Interacts with individuals as a peer and shares common experiences; and assists individuals in identifying areas in which they need support.
• Organizes and facilitates self-help groups and activities; teaches self-help techniques and group process skills; and facilitates the establishment of peer, natural, and social support networks.
• Helps individuals carry out tasks defined in their treatment plans, and actively participate in their treatment planning process.
• Instructs and assists individuals in identifying or clarifying rehabilitation and recovery goals, and in developing daily living, educational, social, vocational, and other skills for empowerment and successful community living.
• Assists individuals in understanding and obtaining access to available community resources and benefits; provides information; and links individuals to essential supports, such as legal, housing, education, medical, and financial services.
• Advocates for the needs of individuals; and provides education and training on their perspectives to other mental health and human service providers.
• Serves as coordinator of alumni program.
• Transporting patients as needed.

Additional Comments Salary Range:
$40,193 - $49,405
$575 Inconvenience Pay

Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC) that includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Bureau of Human Resources Managent

Telephone 518-457-2963

Fax 518-457-4880

Email Address


Street NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports

1450 Western Avenue, 4th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12203


Notes on ApplyingIf interested in this position, please send certifications and a detailed resume clearly describing how you meet the minimum qualifications to the contact above.

Please be sure to include Reference Code BG/PS/24740/McPike. Failure to include this code could result in your application not being processed.

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