Peer Specialist

Staten Island, NY


| On Location / In Office

$40,193 - $49,405/yr.

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We are seeking a Peer Specialist to help our clients excel academically! You will provide non-classroom instruction to students on an individual or group basis.


  • Provide direct mental health services to clients in emergency, inpatient, outpatient, community support programs, and residential settings.
  • Serve as a role model for recipients and educate recipients about self-help techniques and self-help group process.
  • Teach clients effective coping strategies, sometimes based on personal experience.
  • Assist clients in clarifying their goals for rehabilitation and recovery; and help them to develop support systems.
  • Perform a range of tasks designed to assist recipients in regaining personal control over their lives and over their own recovery processes.
  • Facilitate the development of self-help skills, support systems, coping strategies, and the increased hope and self-esteem that are central to recovery from a psychiatric disability.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interpersonal communications skills
  • The ability to empathize with, relate to and effectively work with recipients of mental health services
  • Two years of active participation in mental health self-help activities, peer support or peer advocacy programs, or recipient run organizations or similar experiences or programs.

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