Services for the Underserved

Peer Specialist

Job Location US-NY-Brooklyn
Category
BH - Residential Services
Type
Regular Part-Time

Position Overview

The Peer Specialist ensures the quality of care for consumers who are living with mental health problems, and provides harm reduction outreach and case management services.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Interface with representatives from Probation/ Parole in order to encourage consumer compliance with requirements and facilitate communication.
  • Act as an advocate for consumers as appropriate; encourage and support self- advocacy.
  • Develop and facilitate a peer support group for agency consumers.
  • Develop, with consumers, individualized strategies for reducing the negative consequences of drug use and not taking medication for mental illness.
  • Provide outreach intervention and referral services through the distribution of materials, information, education and prevention messages to consumers in their homes and/or in group settings.
  • Promote problem solving and decision making skill development, particularly in the areas of drug use, sexual risk reduction, and medical treatment.

Qualifications

  • Graduated of Howe the Harp or other Peer Specialist training program preferred.
  • High School degree preferred.
  • CASAC credential a plus.
  • Bilingual skills preferred.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Harm Reduction Model is required.

Effective August 30, 2021, unless granted a reasonable accommodation for disability, all new hires must show proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.  If hired for one of our city sponsored programs, this requirement must be met by your date of hire.

Company Overview

Join a team of employees who cares about the wellbeing of others. We believe in fostering a culture built on our core values: respect, integrity, support, maximizing individual potential and continuous quality improvement.

S:US is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. S:US is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities, including allowance of the use of services animals. To request reasonable accommodation or if you believe such a request was improperly handled or denied, contact the Director of Recruitment.

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