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SSVF Peer Navigator in Amityville at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Overview


The SSVF Peer Navigator will provide day to day support, assist with case management, and play an active role in the Veteran program participant’s case as they pursue housing stability. The VPN will function as a role model for the peer and use personal experience to aid the Veteran client in various ways while he/she is moving toward housing permanency and long term sustainability. The position will promote accessibility to services, outreach to targeted populations, and assist with case management, provide advocacy, as well as wraparound supports and services within the VA and in the community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

 


  • Assist peers in verbalizing personal goals for housing stability

  • Maintain a strong knowledge of VA and community resources

  • Support peers wellness and recovery goals if applicable

  • Encourage professional, educational and personal growth when appropriate

  • Act as an advocate for Veterans

  • Attend community outreach activities in order to educate and recruit new program participants.

  • Accompany Veterans to various appointments at: DSS, VA, SSA, court, etc.

  • Type case notes on client interactions

  • Maintain confidentiality

  • Attend team meetings, supervision and trainings as needed

  • Travel across Nassau and Suffolk Counties to meet with and assist Veterans as needed

  • Performs other duties related to the program as defined by the Regional Director



Qualifications



  • College degree or HS diploma with equivalent relevant experience

  • Must be a Veteran

  • Self-motivated and resourceful

  • Ability to use computers

  • Strong communication skills

  • Must be able to work as a team player or independently

  • Knowledge of local resources, Veteran entitlements or other benefits is a plus 

  • Must have a valid NYS Driver’s License 



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.