Job Title: Peer Mentor
FLSA Status: Salary; Hourly Non-Exempt
Work Location: Broome County with travel to assist in Cortland, Deleware and Otsego Counties - 1 position
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri hours will vary
Reports To: Regional Manager
Clear Path for Veterans, Inc. (CPV or Clear Path), is Upstate New York’s Veteran Resource Center serving as a hub of information, programs and services for Veterans and their families. The Peer Support Manager is responsible for assisting Veterans with integrating back into their community by connecting them with programs and services that will accomplish holistic warrior care. This position provides emotional support and referrals for Veterans who are in crisis or going through problematic situations. The incumbent of this position also functions as a positive role model for all Veterans. The Peer Suppoasrt Manager works to identify and connect Veterans with programs and services on the medical center campus and to existing resources within the community.
Peer Support Primary Functions
Respond promptly and with compassion and understanding to inquiries from Veterans.
Answer Veteran/client questions, including researching information to provide complete and accurate responses when necessary.
Assist with potential Veterans that may need employment and service dog assistance.
Meet with Regional Peer Support Manager to review open cases and provide support with overflow caseload as needed.
Develop and disseminate reports as necessary including, but not limited to, outreach events, the activities CPV provides to the community, meetings with community partners, detailed categories of Veterans and family members served.
Evaluate Peer Support program effectiveness and efficiency through monitoring all caseloads for the following elements:
Assess ability to function independently about health, financial stability, and housing.
Assess progress in the program, identify areas of holistic warrior care that may need to be adjusted so that it’s ensured the Veteran reaches their goal.
Search out and identify potential resources within assigned territories.
This could include, but not be limited to community, state, federal, health, and social resources.
Represent, or assist in representing Clear Path for Veterans at a variety of community events and other activities
Identify and form relationships with Veterans encountered at those events.
Approve events and activities for assigned CPV geographic location.
Prepare and facilitate a variety of presentations about Clear Path’s peer mentor program and Clear Path in general.
Attend and actively participate in departmental and organizational meetings with Clear Path for Veterans.
Promote teamwork by communicating regularly and effectively with Regional Peer Support Program Manager.
At the direction of the Regional Peer Support Manager, participates in hiring process with Human Resources for Peer Support Program Staff as needed.
Manage submission of credit card receipts to the finance department.
Complete other related duties as assigned.
Outreach Primary Functions
Create and maintain strong partnerships with community agencies, groups, State, Federal, tribal, faith based, and other organizations that can help support the Clear Path.
Increase Clear Path’s visibility through the distribution of program specific literature (brochures, event flyers etc.) within the community and with Veteran focused groups (American Legion, U.S Department of Veteran Affairs etc.).
Stay informed of current events, local initiatives, and community growth that could impact Clear Path’s mission and presence in the community.
Attend and actively participate in CPV VA staff meetings, as requested.
Maintain accurate records of all outreach activities.
Produce outreach related activity reports as needed.
Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required (Joint Service Transcripts Accepted); Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Psychology or related field preferred and a minimum of 1 years’ experience serving in a supervisory/advisory capacity. Military service sufficient to understand the military culture, required. Combat experience preferred. OR
Associates degree required (Joint Service Transcripts Accepted); Associates degree in Social Work Human Services, Psychology or related field preferred and a minimum of 2 years’ experience serving in a supervisory/advisory capacity. Military service sufficient to understand the military culture, required. Combat experience preferred.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Needed to Perform Effectively in the Position
The ability to demonstrate compassion while maintaining appropriate professional conduct boundaries.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
The ability to network, form and maintain positive relationships within the community.
Leadership ability and the ability to motivate others.
The ability to analyze issues and suggest resolutions.
Strong organizational, and prioritization skills; attention to detail.
Basic computer literacy and proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and willingness to learn how to new software programs as needed.
Valid New York State driver’s license and must have use of a reliable vehicle.
Required to travel within New York State during all times of the year.
Work evenings and weekends as needed.
Must be comfortable with dogs in the workplace.
Job-related Physical Abilities Needed in Order to Perform the Job in a Satisfactory Manner
Must be able to lift a maximum of thirty-five (35) pounds. Ability to drive and travel in all types of weather conditions. May sit or stand for long periods of time. Manual dexterity sufficient for constant use of computer keyboard and other office equipment. Vision sufficient for frequent use of computer monitor; to read and develop paperwork.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
All Clear Path for Veterans employees are required to conduct themselves in a professional manner towards others to include but not limited to; Veterans, volunteers, visitors and other Clear Path employees.
Ensure that Veterans, volunteers, employees, donors and visitors have a positive experience with Clear Path.
Supports and promotes the Clear Path mission.
Adheres to Clear Path for Veterans policies and procedures.
Promotes teamwork amongst coworkers.
Meets or exceeds expected performance standards, including consistently reporting to work on time prepared to perform the duties of the position.
All applicants must submit a cover letter and should apply through the following: https://clearpath4vets.talentnest.com/en/posting/107927/location/133755
Only qualified applicants with a cover letter and complete resume will be contacted for further consideration.