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Certified Peer Specialist /Peer Care Manager

Human Development Services of Westchester, Inc

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$22 - $24/yr.

Join a premier organization dedicated to Creating Community and having opportunities every day for people that matter. Human Development Services of Westchester (HDSW) is community-based not-for-profit, having been involved in the evolution of community-based direct-care services for vulnerable populations in New York State since 1968. In today’s ever-changing health care marketplace, HDSW offers person-centered, trauma-informed, culturally competent services to three thousand people each year, through a unique blend of innovative inter-related programs. At HDSW What Matters To You, Matters To Us! We are looking for qualified individuals to join our team.

Position Overview:                                   

The Certified Peer Specialist/ Peer Care Manager works in concert with the Director of CORE & HCBS and the Team to provide support, services, and link Members to resources in their home or community. CORE & HCBS staff use a person-centered, trauma informed model of care, which emphasizes and supports a person’s potential for recovery by optimizing quality of life and reducing symptoms of behavioral health conditions through empowerment, choice, and health and wellness goals.


  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • The Certified Peer/Peer Care Manager must have at minimum a New York Certified Peer Specialist (NYCPS) Provisional Certification within 3 months of hire.
  • It is expected that full NYCPS Certification will be obtained within 1year as per the guidelines of the NYS Academy of Peers
  • Must have own car, a valid driver’s license, and a driving record that is satisfactory to our insurance carrier.
  • NYS Justice Center Criminal History background Check clearance through fingerprinting search is required, in addition to clearance through the Protection of People with Special Needs Staff Exclusion List, the NYS Medicaid Exclusion List, and clearance by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services for instance of child abuse and/or neglect.


  • 401(k) with Match
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dental Insurance
  •  Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  •  Life Insurance
  •  Paid time off
  •  Tuition Reimbursement
  • US Alliance Credit Union
  • Health Rewards                                              

HDSW is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are interested in joining our diverse team please email your resume to: [email protected]

Posted On: October 19, 2023

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