Services for the UnderServed, Inc (SUS) Peer Specialist in Brooklyn, New York
The Peer Specialist ensures the quality of care for consumers who are living with mental health diagnosis, and provides harm reduction outreach and case management services. The Peer Specialist will interface with representatives from Probation/ Parole in order to encourage consumer compliance with requirements and facilitate communication, act as an advocate for consumers as appropriate; encourage and support self- advocacy. Responsibilities include; develop and facilitate a peer support group for agency consumers, provide referral services through the distribution of materials, information, education and prevention messages to consumers in their homes and/or in group settings.
Graduated of Howe the Harp or other Peer Specialist training program.
High School degree preferred.
CASAC credential a plus.
Bilingual skills preferred.
Knowledge of and commitment to Harm Reduction Model is required.
Join a team of employees who cares about the wellbeing of others. We believe in fostering a culture built on our core values: respect, integrity, support, maximizing individual potential and continuous quality improvement.
S:US is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. S:US is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities, including allowance of the use of services animals. To request reasonable accommodation or if you believe such a request was improperly handled or denied, contact the Director of Recruitment at 646-565-5894.
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
External Company Name: Services For The Underserved, Inc.
External Company URL: http://sus.org/