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Peer Specialist in Brooklyn at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 3/9/2018

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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.
Position Overview:
The Peer Specialist will be expected to meet with individuals on a monthly basis, document the face to face engagement, including progress notes and other clinical documentation. They will assist with completing apartment inspections, facilitate support groups, accompanies individuals to appointments and actively participates in efforts to improve the organization.
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 use issues and criminal court involvement.
  • Completion of a treatment program.
  • NYS Driver’s License not required but preferred.