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Peer Specialist

Odyssey House, Inc

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$21 - $21/hr.

Our Mission:

Since 1967, Odyssey House has been providing innovative services and programs to a broad population of individuals and families struggling with substance use and mental health disorders. Odyssey House helps New Yorkers of all ages—and across all five boroughs—beat drugs and alcohol with highly individualized treatment programs. Odyssey House provides high quality, holistic treatment impacting all major life spheres, including: psychological, physical, social, family, educational and spiritual in order to support personal rehabilitation, renewal and family restoration.

If that sounds different than other treatment programs, you’re right. Because Odyssey is where recovery gets real

In addition to competitive salaries, Odyssey House offers our Peer Specialists:

  • A 35-hour work week (as opposed to a 40-hour work week)
  • Vacation Plan and Holiday Schedule
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical Insurance (Two Plans)
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Additional Insurance Coverages (hospitalization, accidental, critical illness coverage)
  • Long-Term & Short-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account/Health Reimbursement Account
  • 403(b) Plan
  • Corporate Counseling Associates (CCA) EAP benefit
  • Ability Assist Counseling Services (through The Hartford)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Educational Assistance Programs
  • Special shopping discounts through ADP Marketplace and PlumBenefits
  • RUFit?! Fitness Program
  • Pet Insurance
  • Legal Assistance
  • Optum Financial Service through ConnectYourCare
  • Benefit Advocacy Center through Gallagher

Who our Peer Specialist Is:

  • As a vital team member of Outreach, being the person that is the linkage in providing referral services to clients with mental health and co-occurring disorders is a source of passion for you in your career path.
  • You are a self-sufficient person who has expertise in navigating personal life experiences with mental health wellness and co-occurring recovery.
  • You describe yourself someone patient, understanding and an advocate to the community in all thing’s education, counseling, and referrals of services needed in order for a client to reach their individual goals – however long that takes.
  • You are a self-motivated, resilient person who thrives in a clinical environment.
  • You are a team player, who is highly organized and has time management skills.
  • You are well versed in technology and have excellent communication skills.

What our Peer Specialist Needs:

  1. High School Diploma or G.E.D required
  2. Peer specialist certificate holder preferred

Odyssey House is an equal opportunity employer maintaining a non-discriminatory policy on hiring of its personnel. Odyssey House, and its operational divisions, will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizen status in all employment decisions including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, training, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Posted On: December 11, 2023

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