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Peer Specialist/Assistant

Pathways Wellness Center

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$20 - $21/hr.

The Madison County Mental Health Department seeks a full-time Peer Specialist or Peer Assistant.
PEER SPECIALIST: The work involves responsibility for utilizing various outreach strategies that encourage peers to
engage with others and utilize available services and supports. The incumbent will refer participants to needed services,
including behavioral and physical health care, employment, financial supports, education, and social activities that promote
community integration. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Recovery Center Coordinator and the
administrative supervision of the Director of Community Mental Health Services. Supervision over the work of others is not a
function of an employee in this class. The incumbent performs related work as required.
PEER ASSISTANT: This position differs from the Peer Specialist position in that the Recovery Center Coordinator will
provide close supervision initially to ensure the incumbent is suitable to meet with peers alone.
***THESE ARE TESTED CIVIL SERVICE POSITIONS***
PEER SPECIALIST- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school
equivalency diploma.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a New York Certified Peer Specialist certification is required at time of
application and maintenance of said certification for the duration of appointment.
NOTE: Candidates must possess a valid NYS Driver’s License at the time of application and maintenance of said license for
the duration of appointment.
2023 Hire Rate-Peer Specialist: $21.31/hr (37.5 hrs/wk)
PEER ASSISTANT-MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school
equivalency diploma and must show proof of New York Certified Peer Specialist-Provisional Status approved by the New
York State Certification Board is required at time of application.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: New York Certified Peer Specialist certification is required no later than upon eighteen (18)
months from date of hire. Maintenance of said certification is required for the duration of appointment.
NOTE: Candidates must possess a valid NYS Driver’s License at the time of application and maintenance of said license for
the duration of appointment.
2023 Hire Rate-Peer Assistant: $20.34/hr (37.5 hrs/wk)

Posted On: October 19, 2023

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