Location: Queens , NY
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S:US is looking for an experienced Peer Specialist to work with our Behavioral Health Services in Queens
About the Position
A Peer Specialist ensures the quality of care for clients living with mental health diagnosis in addition to providing harm reduction outreach and case management services. As the Peer Specialist, you will interact with representatives from Probation and/or Parole in order to encourage consumer compliance with requirements as well as serve as the consumer's advocate when appropriate while encouraging and supporting self-advocacy. Part of your responsibilities will also include developing and facilitating a peer support group in addition to providing referral services through the distribution of materials, information, education, and prevention messages to consumers in their homes and group settings.
About the Behavioral Health Services
S:US is working to break down barriers and open new doors to our clients in order to help people recover, lead productive lives, and move past their challenges. The Behavioral Health Services are divided into three main divisions: Care Coordination, Treatment Services, and Recovery Services. Our programs and services are offered in a manner that is respectful and highly supportive, acknowledge the informed choice of each individual, and are grounded in evidence-based practice.
Salary: $35,000 - $40,000 / year
- Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision, and Life Insurance
- Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FS)
- 403(b) Retirement Plan
- Tuition Assistance
- Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
- Commuter Plan
- Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) & Holidays
- Wellness Initiatives and Employee Assistance Program
- Active pursuit of Certified Recovery Peer Advocate Certification
- Able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 virus
- 2 years of active participation in mental health self-help activities, peer support, or peer advocacy programs
- Certified Peer Recovery Advocate - Provisional, preferred
- Bilingual, preferred
At S:US, we are a nonprofit with a staff of 1,800 providing $245 million in services annually working to drive scalable solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances for people with disabilities, people in poverty, and people facing homelessness. Our efforts are supported by various local, state, and federal government entities as well as foundations, corporations, and individual donors. We take what we learn on the ground and use it to change systems and impact policy. We work with communities and individuals in every corner of the city and on Long Island by delivering high quality services that address the complex circumstances of each person in order to transform lives, improve neighborhoods, and boost future generations.
Our short application process takes less than 3 minutes on your phone, tablet, or computer.
Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.