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Peer Specialist, Re-entry in Brooklyn at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 9/23/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Overview


The Peer Specialist will perform a wide variety of tasks related to the care, support, education, socialization, habilitation, recovery/healing, safety, security, and support of adults diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse disorder who are transitioning to various levels of independent housing setting. These tasks focus on supporting, instructing, and assisting recipients of services to develop the skills needed to live, work, and socialize successfully in the community environments of their choice and also in maintaining a safe living environment. In addition, workers also advocate for clients and support families or other caregivers in their efforts to assist these individuals. This role is primarily comprised of field work, travel is required.


Qualifications


  • Completion of an internship or comparable training in Peer Advocacy.
  • Experience in providing advocacy services to people who are mentally ill and/or homeless.
  • Past or current recipient of mental health, substance services or homeless services preferred.


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.