Services for the Underserved

Peer Emloyment Specialist

US-NY-Brooklyn
Category
Behavioral Health
Type
Regular Part-Time

Position Overview

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.

For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.

We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.

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.

Qualifications

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

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