CORE Peer Support Specialist

Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, NY


| Hybrid

$18 - $22/hr.

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Job Requirements: 

  • Responsible for delivering trauma-informed, non-clinical services with a focus on recovery and rehabilitation from a behavioral health disorder
  • Facilitate engagement with participants by developing genuine relationships with participants and their supports by using empathy, sharing experiences, motivational interviewing, active listening, and collaborating on person-centered goal-development
  • Educate participants and family members on the domains of person-centered wellness and recovery
  • Identify community resources and encourage help-seeking behaviors
  • Participate in on-site and off-site activities with participants
  • Responsible for crisis intervention and incident reporting procedures
  • Act as a role model and coach for participants
  • Provide services to participants to address housing, income support, education and vocational training, social supports, employment, recovery supports, primary care needs and psychiatric rehabilitation programs
  • Assist participants with identifying and sustaining coping techniques and self-help strategies
  • Provide individual peer support and wellness counseling
  • Act as an advocate and liaison for participants for access to supports
  • Escort participants as needed to various appointments via Public Transportation
  • Conduct follow-up via telephone outreach, visits and or certified letters
  • Ensure documentation are completed within electronic medical record in a timely fashion
  • File various information into the client’s individual record
  • Attend staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor(s)
  • Participate in OMH/ NHCC approved Orientations and Training
  • This does not limit the assignment of duties or exclude the performance of other duties not mentioned, as assigned by supervisor
  • Qualifications/Requirements:
    • High school diploma or equivalency diploma required
    • Currently certified by the New York Peer Specialist Certification Board or NY Certification Board (CRPA)
    • Ability to work under strict confidentiality with an ability to be receptive of feedback and supervision for growth and development
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook
    • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills
    • Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically
    • Travel Requirements – Ability to travel throughout designated county

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