The Peer Specialist is an active member of the Residential Housing Team and works closely with the program manager/supervisor. The Peer Specialist will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer supports for clients/tenants. The Peer Specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers in regaining independence within the community, learning and practicing new skills, helping clients/tenants monitor their progress, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies, supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services, supporting them in their treatment, contacting treatment providers to setup appointments, escorting them to appointments, and assisting clients/tenants in any area they require help.
- Minimum one year experience in the behavioral health services or in the mental health setting
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ability to work as part of a team.
Education Requirements: High School or GED equivalent required; Bachelor preferred; Peer Certification preferred.
Valid driver’s license in good standing
Proficient Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite preferred (Outlook, WORD, Excel and basic databased)
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posted On: February 9, 2024
Full-Time | On Location / In Office
$44,957 - $55,093/hr.