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New York State Certified Peer Specialist, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Albany County Department of Mental Health

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$40,721 - $40,721/yr.

Albany County Department of Mental Health Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team, is seeking NY Certified Peer Specialist to Join our team.

We are looking for a  NYS Certified Peer Specialist) to help us make a difference by serving individuals in Albany County with Behavioral Health Challenges. Albany County Department of Mental Health is committed to building and sustaining a diverse, representative, and inclusive team.

We are seeking applications to fill a position as a Peer Specialist within the Department in the Assertive Community Treatment Team to work with individuals struggling with behavioral health challenges by providing guidance, mentoring and aid in removing obstacles to behavioral health recovery. Emphasis on serving and being knowledgeable about diverse communities and populations is appreciated. This is a competitive civil service position that may be filled provisionally by the appointment of a person who meets the minimum qualifications established for such positions. Specific hours will be discussed further if an interview is offered.

MISSION STATEMENT AND TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY The mission of the Albany County Department of Mental Health (ACDMH) is to ensure that the residents of Albany County living with mental illness and/or emotional disturbance, alcohol and/or substance use problems, or intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, as well as their families, can attain meaningful improvement in the quality of their lives and overall health, renewed connection to their communities, and lasting recovery so that their personal goals can be achieved. ·

  • Possession of a Highschool Diploma or GED and possession of a NYS State Peer Specialist Certification is required.
  • Lived Experience with Mental Health Recovery
  • Experience providing peer recovery supports in community-based setting preferred.
  • This is a 35 hour a week Civil Service position. Starting Salary $40,721
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package Available
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Interested candidates please forward a resume and a letter of interest.


Please send letter and resume to

Cindy Hoffman, LCSW Deputy Director

Albany County Department of Mental Health

[email protected]

Posted On: March 25, 2024

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