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Peer Specialist – Program/Department: Sea Rise I – Supported Housing

Brooklyn Community Services

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$35,000 - $35,000/yr.

Position: Peer Specialist – Program/Department: Sea Rise I – Supported Housing

Reports to: Life Skills Specialist

Work Location Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

Hours: Full Time/35 hours per week includes weekends and late afternoon hours

Rate: $35,000 – $35,000/year


  • Work in collaboration with case managers to assist residents with developing their skills as it relates to medication management, maintaining personal hygiene, and overall apartment cleanliness
  • Partner with program staff to aid residents with budgeting, shopping, meal planning/preparation, and clean-up
  • Work in partnership with community providers to resolve challenges impacting residents’ ability to manage and retain supportive housing
  • Complete progress notes within 24 hours of individual sessions
  • Escort clients to appointments as instructed by Program Director (i.e. medical, psychiatric, Social Security Administration, Public Assistance, and Emergency Room, etc.)
  • Participate in community recreational events to increase consumer socialization skills
  • Link consumes to peer support and self-help recovery resources
  • Educate residents on how to utilize public transportation
  • Facilitates/co-facilitates groups, as directed
  • Aid with coordinating resident move-ins and move-outs
  • Provide support services to community residents and church social programs
  • Participate in the facilitation of fire drills
  • Attend all meetings, trainings, seminars, workshops, and case conferences as assigned and required
  • Complete all tasks and special projects as assigned by Program Director

Qualifications Required:

High School diploma or G.E.D. preferred. Peer Specialist Certification required. Lived experience with a commitment to assist others in attaining recovery and wellness goals. Good written and verbal communication skills. Basic computer and data entry skills. Fingerprinting and background check required. Position requires direct face-to face contact with consumers and the general public on an ongoing basis. Afternoon and weekend coverage required. In the event of inclement weather and/or public emergency staff is still required to report to work for their shifts unless otherwise instructed by Program Director.

BCS and Turning Point require that all employees entering the workplace be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an exemption is granted as a medical or religious accommodation.


BCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Posted On: December 4, 2023

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