The Certified Peer Recovery Advocate ("CPRA") supports others in recovery from substance use disorders. The CPRA provides non-clinical peer support services that facilitate outreach to engage individuals considering entering treatment, reinforce patients' treatment retention, and connect patients to community, recovery based services. The CPRA will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator to recovering individuals in order to prevent relapse and long-term recovery.
One (1) year Substance Use Disorder ("SUD") setting experience preferred. Ability to share personal recovery experiences and to develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships preferred. Experience working primarily within the Opioid Treatment Program preferred.
High school diploma or equivalent. New York State Certified Peer Recovery Advocate ("CRPA") - OASAS approved certification. An understanding of and respect for each individual’s unique pathway to recovery. Working knowledge of the substance abuse treatment systems and support services. Must demonstrate knowledge of addiction.
Sufficient mobility to handle department activities, dexterity of hands and arms (or mechanical substitutes), and adequate vision and hearing to write, type enter data, answer phones and communicate with staff, clients, and other departments or agencies.
Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of inclusive learning, and a working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.