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. You will promote problem solving and decision making skill development, particularly in the areas of drug use, sexual risk reduction, symptom management, and medication treatment. Will participate in peer support group and raise a participant awareness of existing services, pathways to recovery and help them to remove barriers that exist for access to services and supportive housing. Establish and maintain appropriate staff/consumer boundaries and direct consumers to the appropriate staff or department in order to address their needs.
Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays
High School Diploma or GED or 1 to 2 years of experience working in a large residential/institutional setting with a special needs population is required.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required. Must have patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with mental health and substance abuse issues and criminal court involvement.
Completion of a treatment program.
SUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER