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    The vacancy is located in Binghamtom, NY, and will be filled with either a Peer Support Apprentice or a Peer Specialist. If you are interested in a Peer Specialist position for this location, please apply to announcement CBAL-18-PM-10151362

    Peer Support Apprentices serve in a developmental capacity and do not receive the full range of assignments performed by Peer Specialists. Peer Support Apprentices are temporary employees and will be appointed on a time-limited (TERM) appointment.

    The incumbent will serve in an entry level capacity to attain the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to prepare the individual to be certified as a Peer Support Specialist, and to be able to perform the full range of assignments found at the full-performance level of the Peer Specialist position. As an entry level position, most duties are performed with assistance of a higher level Peer Specialist and/or close supervision of a licensed independent provider.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm, with an alternate weekend schedule possible
    Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
    Telework: Not Available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Peer Support Apprentice/00064A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Participate in the service, training, consultative and other professional activities of rehabilitation treatment program and functions as a full professional member of the multidisciplinary team, assisting physicians and other professional/non-professional personnel in a rehabilitation treatment program;
    • Perform a variety of therapeutic and supportive tasks that include assisting their peers in articulating their goals for recovery, learning and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, assisting them in their treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on the specialist's own recovery experience, and supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services;
    • Access transportation and driving a government car is required to perform in a wide range of settings, including within the Medical Center, Community Based Outpatient Clinics, in community or private family homes; or in transport vehicles;
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You will be expected to drive a government vehicle to perform the duties of the position

    Supervisory status

    No

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492500700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.