Peer Recovery Advocate

Compensation

: $64,580.00 - $104,060.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Bilingual/Interpretation/Translation



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Do you want to make an important impact in the field of Substance Use and Recovery? Become a Peer Recovery Advocate at NADAP and join a dynamic professional team.


The Peer Recovery Advocate (CRPA) work business hours Monday-Friday. Competitive salary and excellent health package including tuition reimbursement, and loan forgiveness program.

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Program Overview:
SUCAP (Substance Use Centralized Assessment Program) provides assessment and referral services to public assistance clients who may have substance abuse related barriers to work. Program staff members link individuals to chemical dependency treatment and also reviews progress to assist them in recovery leading to self-sufficiency.

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The Peer Recovery Advocate (CRPA) will provide strengths-based guidance and substance use recovery support to clients to motivate and assist them with making a decision to engage in treatment. The Peer Recovery Advocate will help clients resolve barriers to achieving self-sufficiency. The Peer Recovery Advocate will work with clients at 16th Street and at HASA sites The CRPA will also provide training and dispensation of Narcan kits to clients at those sites, as well as conduct Narcan Fairs for HRA clients.


  • Motivating clients to attend treatment programs; find ways to help clients consider stopping/reducing using substances or reducing the risk associated with addictive behaviors.
  • Participate in outreach to clients who are ambivalent about the assessment process, and discuss the process with them.
  • Become a Narcan responder and dispenser by attending training and becoming certified in dispensation of Narcan; train clients on the use of Narcan and provide kits and guidance on proper procedures of its use.
  • Conduct Narcan Fairs at designated sites to provide education, training, and dispensing of kits to clients.
  • Assists clients to identify goals, strengths, and personal interests helpful in recovery by providing didactic information.
  • Facilitate recovery oriented discussions with clients on site and at designated off-site locations.
  • Promote self-advocacy and identify community resources that support clients' goals and interests and share them with clients.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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  • Must have a current CRPA-NYS credential.
  • Minimum of 6 months of work experience required after receiving CRPA.
  • Minimum of 6 months of abstinence and 6 months of community based recovery.
  • Computer literate
  • Comfortable acting as a leader and able to model recovery behaviors.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with staff and clients.
  • Good interpersonal skills and enthusiastic about recovery.
  • Familiar with Motivational Interviewing and Strengths-Based Best Practices.
  • High school degree/equivelant is required, Bachelors is preferred
  • Hiring English speaking and Bilingual English/Spanish speaking professionals.
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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