Visiting Nurse Service of New York Peer Specialist in Queens, New York

OVERVIEW
The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to meeting the health care needs of New Yorkers with compassionate, high-quality home health care. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients from before birth to the end of life.
Each day, more than 13,000 VNSNY employees- including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals- deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 48,000 patients and members, helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides a broad array of counseling/support services to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have frequent contact with the mental health or substance use system and criminal justice systems. Shares personal, practical experience, knowledge, and first hand insight to benefit program enrollees. Works under general supervision.
Licensure:Valid drivers license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs required.
Education: High school diploma or the equivalent required. NYC Peer Professional certificate or Provisional certificate required within one year of hire.
Experience: Minimum of one year experience in a mental health, health care or human services setting required. Experience as a recipient of mental health services required. Experience with substance use services or the criminal justice system required.
VNSNY is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V
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Employer's Job# 9906152
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