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Peer Mentor- Brooklyn Behavioral Health Collaborative

EAC-Network

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$21 - $25/hr.

Peer Mentor 

EAC Network, a not-for-profit social service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for over 65,000 people in need through 100 programs across Long Island and NYC, seeks a Peer Mentor to work full time for its Brooklyn Behavioral Health Collaborative program.

The Peer Mentor position is a non-exempt position paying $21-25 per hour. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM. The office is located in Brooklyn, NY and the role reports to the Program Director.

Comprehensive benefits package includes:

•            Medical

•            Dental

•            401K

•            Vision

•            Very generous Paid Time Off (PTO) & More.

Primary Purpose of Job:

Peer Mentor for the Brooklyn Behavioral Health Collaborative program is responsible for providing on-going support for clients settling into community life, advocating for client needs, monitoring client satisfaction with services, assisting with connecting clients to community-based support groups.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Co-facilitate Interactive Journaling and Consumer Centered Family Consultation groups.
  2. Provide on-going support for recovering clients settling into community life by active collaboration with Case Managers.
  3. Participate in team meetings and planning for client services for clients through participation in discussions where client status is discussed.
  4. Monitor client satisfaction with services, and apprise case management staff.
  5. Assist in connecting clients to community-based peer support resources, clubhouses, and other supplements to treatment.
  6. Escort clients to treatment facilities within the five boroughs of NYC through the use of public transportation system.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

  1. Some prior related experience preferred.
  2. Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (CASAC) or Certified recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) highly preferred.  
  3. Must be or have been a consumer of mental health and/or substance abuse services.
  4. Good communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to work cooperatively with treatment and mental health systems.
  5. Basic familiarity with Microsoft Windows operating system including Microsoft Word.

Posted On: November 14, 2023

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