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Peer Advocate/ Peer Specialist – CCBHC

Ohel Children Home and Family Services

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$55,000 - $55,000/yr.

Ohel is seeking a Peer Specialist to provide person-centered planning and delivery of services to individuals at our Licensed Outpatient Mental Health Clinic.  The Peer Specialist will have lived experience utilizing mental health and/or substance abuse services (SUD). The Peer Specialist is responsible for mentoring individuals diagnosed with mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders by providing supportive and skills-building service with a rehabilitation and recovery focus. Peer Support uses trauma-informed and non-clinical assistance to achieve long-term recovery from SUD and Mental Health issues.

The Peer Specialist will provide face-to-face services to assist connecting individuals to community based recovery supports consistent with their treatment plan. The Peer Specialist maintains accurate and up-date records in accordance with the program’s policies and procedures. The candidate demonstrates organizational and communication skills which would enable effective interaction with fellow team members, individuals/clients/families and the community.

Applicant must have knowledge in trauma-informed care, recovery in both SUD and mental health. Knowledge of best practices- Motivational Interviewing, WRAP etc. HS Diploma or GED required. Must be certified by OMH or OASAS as a Peer Specialist with two years’ experience working with behavioral health population. This full time position is based in Brooklyn with occasional Sundays as necessary.

Posted On: May 29, 2024

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Peer Advocate/ Peer Specialist – CCBHC

Ohel Children Home and Family Services

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$55,000 - $55,000/yr.