New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 24-Aug-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • PI-Behavioral Health Services and Policy
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $65,710 (including location pay)
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefit Package Based off percentage of effort

The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc (RFMH) is currently seeking a qualified candidate to serve as a Recovery Specialist and Trainer to provide training and technical assistance to peer specialists and other team members in OnTrackNY, a statewide early intervention team-based treatment program for individuals experiencing a newly emerging psychotic disorder.

Interventions in OnTrackNY are targeted towards attaining full symptomatic recovery, relapse prevention, and return to previous level of social, academic and vocational functioning. The philosophies of recovery-oriented services, person centered care and shared decision making are essential to these models of care.

This person will be a highly visible part of both training and technical assistance teams. They will interface with site staff and community partners. The incumbent will report to the Recovery Specialist and Trainer Supervisor and work closely with the OnTrackNY Director of Clinical Training.


1. Provide coaching and consultation to individual peer specialists and teams to support fidelity to role as developed

2. Provide training to program staff (peer specialists and fellow team members) on the delivery of person-centered, recovery-oriented services to young people and their families by communicating the unique role peer specialists have when working on clinical teams. This would also include positively influencing the team culture around this role.

3. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with program staff and community partners

4. Develop and enhance training materials, including presentations, web-based materials such as videos and learning modules, and tools to promote recovery

5. Connect initiative staff, participants and family members with recovery-oriented community resources.
6. Provide training and TA to program staff around utilizing and building natural supports, peer resources, and other helpful networks in the community.

7. Plan and facilitate topical discussions person-centered, recovery-focused service provision

8. Utilize lived experience to inform practice and program development

9. Fulfill other responsibilities as they emerge

•Strong written and verbal communication skills are required - the incumbent will interface regularly with clinical program staff as well as strong verbal and presentation skills, able to troubleshoot and problem solve effectively.

Minimum Qualifications:

At least a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or a related social science and at least two years of employment experience in related field

•Lived experience of personal recovery from a mental health condition(s). (REQUIRED)

•This position requires a thorough understanding of person-centered practice and the process and possibility of robust recovery for people diagnosed with psychiatric conditions.

•Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience providing training and/or technical assistance in behavioral health or other human service settings strongly preferred

•Experience working in community-based mental health services strongly preferred.

Experience as a peer specialist with at least a provisional New York State certification strongly preferred

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter on our website at: . 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. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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