Services for the Underserved

  • Peer Specialist

    Job Location US-NY-Brooklyn
    Category
    Treatment Services
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Overview

    The Peer Specialist will work with a small but growing number of consumers who receive outpatient behavioral healthcare services from SUS, and who will be receiving primary care and wellness services from a primary care partner as part of the Primary Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) project.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide mentoring and individualized health coaching to clients to assist them to obtain their health objectives.
    • Co-facilitate support groups/classes to support improved health outcomes.
    • Complete appropriate tracking and reporting requirements for outcomes and evaluation.
    • Maintain appropriate professional standards and provide appropriate follow-up for consumers.
    • Advocate for the needs of the consumer to the Coordination and Integrated Treatment Teams and involved providers of care.
    • Engage consumers and advertise the PBHCI project by giving informal presentations at Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) meetings and other gatherings.
    • Escort and/or link consumers to transportation for appointments.

    Qualifications

    • Graduate of Howie the Harp or other Peer Specialist training program.
    • High School degree preferred.
    • Bilingual skills preferred.

     

    SUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    Company Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island. Learn more about S:US, our mission, and values by visiting sus.org.

     

    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

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