Certified Peer Support Specialist in Rochester, NY

Venture Forthe Inc. Posted: 2023-03-03

Rochester, NY 14606

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Venture Forthe, one of WNY’s leading home health care agencies, is looking for multiple Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our growing team of home and community-based service providers.

As an Peer Support Specialist, you will be given the opportunity to make a dramatic difference in the lives of those who are struggling to reemerge into society due to a mental health illness.

Do you have a story you want share? Could you walk a mile in the shoes of someone who is dealing with substance abuse or a mental health illness?

If you are compassionate, driven, self-motivated, and are passionate about helping others, come join Venture Forthe and our 1400 + employees all on a mission to help our clients best achieve their maximum potential and independence.

Peer Support services are peer-delivered services with a rehabilitation and recovery focus. They are designed to promote skills for coping with and managing behavioral health symptoms while facilitating the utilization of natural resources and the enhancement of recovery-oriented principles

The structured, scheduled activities provided by this service emphasize the opportunity for peers to support each other in the restoration and expansion of the skills and strategies necessary to move forward in recovery. Individuals providing these services will do so through the paradigm of the shared personal experience of recovery.

All Peer Support Specialists MUST be certified as an Office of Mental Health (OMH) Peer Support or Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA-P).
At least 18 years of age
Must identify as being actively in recovery from a mental health condition or major life disruption ( as an event or series of events that leads to interruption in one’s health, home, purpose or community) and self-disclose one’s mental health recovery journey
Possess a high school diploma or GED
Satisfactory writing ability

Local Travel Required

Venture Forthe Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of any kind: Venture Forthe, Inc. is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Employee assistance program
Flexible schedule

Day shift: Monday to Friday
Choose your own hours

OMH Peer Support or CRPA Certification (Required)

Job Type: Part-time

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible schedule
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Salary: $15.00 - $17.75 per hour
Bonus pay

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

CRPA (Required)

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