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AOT Peer Monitor

November 19, 2012 - January 31, 2013
Location:New York, NY
Salary Range:$33,498-$42,828
Benefits:Full Benefits Package
Employment Type:Full Time
Division/Department:New York City Department of Mental Hygiene 42-09 28th Street Queens
Description:AOT Peer Monitor Salary: Grade 11 Salary Range: $33,498-$42,828 Location Pay: $3,026 The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking one (1) qualified candidate to fill the full-time position of AOT PEER Monitor in the Bureau of Mental Health. The Bureau of Mental Health is responsible for mental health service delivery to residents of New York City. Through contracting with NYC service providers and administering programs directly, the Bureau is responsible for procuring and overseeing over 400 treatment, rehabilitation, housing, case management, advocacy, and Assisted Outpatient Treatment programs comprising over $200 million. Bureau staff is responsible for managing the development, implementation, and oversight of ongoing and new contracted mental health programs in order to ensure full access and quality, community-integrated, recovery focused care for all residents. The Office of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) is responsible for the management and oversight of the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program in New York City. The New York State Legislature passed Kendra’s law as an amendment to the Mental Hygiene Law to allow for outpatient civil commitment of individuals with histories of serious mental illness, difficulty engaging in rehabilitation, and who present high risk to themselves or the community. The program enables these individuals to live safely in the community, avoid repeated inpatient hospitalizations, and ensure they have access to comprehensive outpatient services. Work Location: 42-09 28th Street Queens, New York 11101 Salary: Commensurate with experience To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter by January 31, 2013, on our website at Opportunities Only applications submitted through our website will be considered. The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. AA/EEO Employer.
Duties:Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Greet and engage consumers at the exam site who have appointments for a psychiatric exam to determine whether or not an AOT court order will be pursued. • Use his/her personal experience as a mental health consumer in role modeling recovery and providing hope for other consumers. • Discuss with consumers the purpose and benefit of receiving services and support from an AOT program and explore ways this can be part of their recovery. • Assist consumers in seeking clarification about the treatment and recovery process. • Link consumers with peer support and social support networks. • Document in accordance with program requirements, in a timely manner. • Participate and contributes to AOT team meeting. • Participate in recovery community events to obtain information and resources for consumers and staff. • Demonstrate flexibility among other treatment team members and perform other duties as assigned. • Participate in Bureau workgroups and special projects as needed. • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Minimum Requirements/ Preferred Skills: • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and one year of satisfactory full-time professional experience working in health promotion, community organizing; or peer education, or in a related area • A High School diploma or its educational equivalent and four (4) years of full-time satisfactory experience as described above • Must possess strong, organization, and communication skills • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with culturally diverse staff and populations, as well as honor contributions and strengths of all cultures • Knowledge of recovery and consumer support and social networks • Ability to manage people and resolve conflict • Knowledge of basic computer skills required • Bilingual preferred • Familiarity with WRAP

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