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Peer Specialist

St. Joseph's Medical Center

Full-Time | Hybrid

$18 - $18/hr.

Job Description
Full Time Peer Specialist, Brooklyn

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.

Additional Requirements

  • 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

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