STRAWW Recovery Guide
Full job description
The position of the Recovery Guide is a full-time position that is assess, refer, and link
individuals with mental illness or other disabilities to services and activities that will integrate the individual
into the community and ignite their “spark of life.” The Recovery Guide will have a working knowledge of
the resources in the community to meet the individuals needs. These positions are designed to assists
individuals in finding their “spark of life” through social and recreational activities that will lead someone
to volunteer work, education, or a job.
Attend monthly agency staff and training meetings.
Completion of Academy of Peer Services
Provide advocacy services according to recipients expressed need and housing options policy and procedures
Assist with referral and linkages to community support services and programs.
Provide transportation as appropriate to recipients’ needs, while teaching and showing them alternative options.
Chart and file all documentation in a timely manner
Work in cooperation with other services providers.
Displays a positive, cooperative attitude toward assignments and requirements.
Shows the ability to work independently
Attends and participates in a county or state planning groups and training sessions.
Can be creative in facilitating new ideas.
Fills in for staff that may be on vacation or out sick, as assigned.
Assists consumer with accessing benefits and entitlements such as public assistance and SSI/SSD
Assists consumer in becoming empowered and reducing their need for services.
As assigned, facilitates trainings and/or self-help groups in the community.
Working within a team that consists of staff members from other agencies.
Organize and facilitate social and recreational activities within the community of Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties.
Be extremely flexible with working hours.
Able to provide access to community resources, have advocacy skills, and benefits advisement
Be able to guide individuals and follow up with them with community activities and finding their “spark of life.”
Ability to work independently
Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental record keeping and understand confidentiality laws
College degree preferred or related experience dealing with disability related issues
Experience in a human service environment
Completion of a Peer Advocacy Training Program
Experience as a mental health service recipient, is desired.
A valid driver’s license with own transportation
Communication – Verbal
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $17.50 per hour
Expected hours: 35 per week
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
- Human Services: 2 years (Preferred)
- Peer Certification (Preferred)
- Driver's License (Required)
Work Location: On the road