University of Rochester WNYCCED, Young Adult Peer Mentor in Rochester, New York

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Time as Reported Grade 051 SON Staff/Research Programs

Schedule

8AM-8PM

Responsibilities

THIS POSITION HAS AN END DATE OF 5/31/18.

General Purpose:

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of educational and community resources in assisting young adult with eating disorders and their siblings. Identify and meet needs and goals for recovery of the patient, and work with the treatment team to refer patients to other community resources as needed. Assist siblings to identify needs and goals related to supporting their love one with an eating disorder, and work with the treatment team to refer them to other community resources. Work with the treatment team to identify family strengths and alleviate barriers.

Responsibilities:

Under general guidelines and program policies with latitude for exercising independent judgement:

  • Serve as community advocate and liaison, and perform grant-related activities.
  • Utilize advanced knowledge of educational and community resources to assist young adult patients with eating disorders; identify and meet needs and goals related to life and recovery to prevent relapse.
  • Provide mentoring to young adults related to navigating transitions and asking for help.
  • 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 ones 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 on to promote patient motivation and strengthen relationships between patients and siblings.
  • Teach siblings ways to support their loved ones before, during, and after meal times.
  • Provide education and role modeling with opportunity for return demonstration regarding performance of other young adult behaviors facilitating recovery.
  • Collaborate with care managers, parent peer mentor, and family to ensure that patients receive recovery-oriented mealtime support at home, school, and/or work in order to ensure coordinated and continuous care for ongoing recovery.
  • Collaborate with the Care Managers and Parent Peer Mentor to identify at-risk young adults/families (e.g. those struggling with learning and implementing recovery-related skills, especially during transitions, such as going to college, moving from one level of care to another, starting new employment, obtaining housing to begin independent living, etc.) and those not engaging or not remaining engaged in treatment.
  • Collaborate with the WNYCCCED Care Managers, Parent Peer Mentor, Direct, and Medical Director to offer community-based caregiver workshops and other educational/outreach events (e.g.Project ECHO for Eating Disorder).
  • Collaborate with the WNYCCED Care Managers, Parent Peer Mentor, and treatment team to identify needs and strengths of the patients and families, and to assist with transition among levels of care to ensure individualized 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.
  • Participate in and incorporates professional supervision, team conferences, and continuous education toward quality care.
  • Maintain necessary records to meet grant, agency, and team requirements.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in field of assignment and one year related work experience involving assistance to researchers; or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training. Must have a valid New York State driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record and access to reliable transportation. Possess age competencies to work with patients aged twelve years and older and their families.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: WNYCCED, Young Adult Peer Mentor

Location: School of Nursing

Job ID: 202030

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: TAR