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Peer Specialist

Family & Children's Association

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$23 - $23/hr.

The Peer Specialist will provide non-clinical support and advocacy services to individuals within the Integrated Clinic through the appropriate disclosure of their lived experience. The Peer Specialist will work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and provide services as documented on the treatment/recovery plan.


  • Demonstrate understanding of the peer role. Utilize lived experience to engage people from various settings into treatment. Provide support, encouragement, and guidance in linking individuals to appropriate services.
  • Maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries with individuals.
  • Follow-up on treatment recommendations and referrals made by clinical staff and assist with adherence to treatment appointments. Provide warm handoffs to treatment providers and/or recovery support services and other community resources as indicated in the treatment plan.
  • Provide outreach, advocacy, mentoring and recovery support services to those seeking or sustaining recovery.
  • Participate in on-site and off-site activities with participants.
  • Responsible for crisis intervention and incident reporting procedures
  • Act as an advocate and liaison for participants for access to supports.
  • Works with Emergency Department staff and Behavioral Health team to identify community support services
  • Collect any necessary data to assist in reporting to program, agency, and/or funding sources. Document services in program EHR following requirements set by OMH, OASAS, SAMHSA and Medicaid.
  • Assume other responsibilities and tasks as assigned


  • H.S Diploma or Equivalent
  • Completion of Core Courses through the Academy of Peer Services
  • New York Certified Peer Specialist-Provisional (NYCPS-P) eligible
  • Relevant life experience required which includes personal experience living with a disability, history of mental health diagnosis, or social/emotional challenge, and willingness to draw upon this experience to serve as a role model to support the recovery goals of individuals served.
  • Familiarity with recovery skills, support services, and local community resources required.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License required.


Additional Information

Salary: $22.64/hr

Schedule:  Full-Time

Location: Hicksville



  • Full Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Generous, vacation, sick, personal, and floating holiday time
  • 403(b); with generous employer contribution
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Short Term (STD) and Long Term (LTD) Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program


FCA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer! We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Posted On: March 28, 2024

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