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University of Rochester Young Adult Peer Mentor - 220085 in Rochester, New York

Young Adult Peer Mentor

Job ID

220085

Location

School of Nursing

Full/Part Time

TAR

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Regular/Temporary

Temporary

Opening

Time as Reported Grade 051 SON Staff/Research Programs

Schedule

7 AM-7 PM

Responsibilities

THIS POSITION HAS AN END DATE OF 3/31/20Position Summary:

Demonstrates advanced knowledge of educational and community resources in assisting young adults with eating disorders and their siblings. Assists young adults with eating disorders to identify and meet needs and goals for recovery and life and works with the treatment team to refer them to other community resources as needed. Assist siblings to identify needs and goals related to supporting their loved one with an eating disorder and works with the treatment team to refer them to other community resources. Will assist siblings with skill building related to supporting loved ones at meal time and performance of other caregiver behaviors supportive of recovery. Will engage in advocacy and service referral in collaboration with the WNYCCCED Care Managers. Collaborates with the Care Managers and Parent Peer Mentor to identify young adults/families at risk, e.g., those struggling with learning and implementing recovery-related skills, especially during transitions (e.g., going to college, moving from one level of care to the next, starting new employment, obtaining housing to begin independent living) and those not engaging in or not remaining engaged in treatment. Works with the treatment team to identify young adult/sibling strengths and alleviate barriers. Collaborates with the care managers and Parent Peer Mentor to assist with transition among levels of care to ensure individualized care and continuity of care. Also collaborates with the WNYCCCED Care Managers, Parent Peer Mentor, Director and Medical Director to offer community-based caregiver workshops and other educational (e.g., Project ECHO for Eating Disorders)/outreach events.

Responsibilities:

Under general guidelines and program policies with latitude for exercising independent judgment, serves as community advocate and liaison and performs grant related activities.

Utilize advanced knowledge of educational and community resources and assist young adults with eating disorders to identify and meet needs and goals related to life and recovery to ensure ongoing recovery and prevent relapse.

  • Provide mentoring to young adults related to how to navigate transitions and ask for help

  • Assist young adult to identify self-care and relapse prevention strategies to promote continued motivation for change and strengthen relationships between patient, siblings and other family members.

  • Provide education and role modeling with opportunity for return demonstration regarding performance of other young adult behaviors facilitating recovery

Guide and assist siblings to identify and meet needs and goals related to supporting their loved one with an eating disorder and engage in teaching and skill building supportive of recovery skills to ensure ongoing recovery and prevent relapse.

  • Provide mentoring to siblings related to how to engage with their loved one to promote patient motivation and strengthen relationships between patient and siblings.

  • Teach siblings ways to support their loved one before, during and after meal times

  • Provide education and role modeling with opportunity for return demonstration regarding performance of other caregiver behaviors facilitating recovery

Collaborate with the care managers, parent peer mentor, and family to ensure that he young adult receives recovery oriented support at mealtimes at home, school and/or work in order to ensure coordinated and continuous care and ongoing recovery.

Collaborate with the WNYCCCED Care Managers and Parent Peer Mentor to identify young adults/families at risk, e.g., those struggling with learning and implementing recovery-related skills, especially during transitions (e.g., going to college, moving from one level of care to the next, starting new employment, obtaining housing to begin independent living) and those not engaging in or not remaining engaged in treatment. Works with the treatment team to develop strategies that alleviate barriers

Collaborates with the WNYCCCED Care Managers, Parent Peer Mentor, Director and Medical Director to develop and offer community-based caregiver workshops and other educational/outreach events including Project ECHO for Eating Disorders.

Collaborates with the WNYCCCED Care Managers, Parent Peer Mentor, and treatment team to identify needs of young adult, siblings and other family members, as well as strengths and transition among levels of care to ensure individualized, coordinated and continuous care.

Independently navigate and engage in advocacy and service referral in collaboration with the WNYCCCED Care Managers (technical associate) and Parent Peer Mentor.

Develops and maintains good relationships with other internal and external providers to ensure continuity of care for patients and families within the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders. Reports behavioral change to the treatment team and assists with intervention as directed in order to promote ongoing recovery and relapse prevention.

Participates in and incorporates professional supervision, team conferencing, and ongoing education toward quality care.

Maintains necessary records to meet grant, agency, and team requirements.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with major course work in field of assignment, and 1 year of related work experience involving direct assistance to researchers; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and education.

Preferred Qualifications:

A valid New York State Driver's License, have a satisfactory driving record and have access to an automobile required. Must possess age competencies to work with patients 12 years and older and their families.

Strong preference for young adults well-recovered from an eating disorder. Training in peer mentoring and/or previous supervised experience working in this role is also preferred.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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