Peer Specialist

600 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035, USA Req #2317
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Make a bigger difference


The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families, to children, teens, and adults. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others.  

Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid supervision. Some of our other benefits include:

  • Positions offer competitive compensation
  • Continuing CME/CEU support through our tuition assistance program
  • 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days in addition to generous vacation days
  • Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%
  • Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
  • Unlimited employee referral bonus opportunities
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) through our many company initiatives, including employee resource groups (ERGs) like Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee




The Jewish Board’s Adult Residential Services division provide compassionate, high quality, evidence-based services to individuals and families in the communities we serve.  Our staff use a culturally competent, person centered approach to help individuals and their families develop skills and resources to improve overall functioning, in instill hope and to strengthen resiliency. 


Peer Specialist in the Adult Residential Department provides Adult Residential residents with training and assistance in basic living skills and provide other supportive services to help residents achieve and maintain their ability to live independently and realize their community integration goals.  Peer specialist serves as a role model and advocate on behalf of residents.

Tasks include but not limited to:

  • Lead and co-leads a variety of recovery groups on and offsite, especially on issues of self-advocacy, daily living activities and housing.
  • Work with resident on completion of Vocational Assessment.
  • Document all interactions with resident utilizing the agency electronic record.
  • Communicate with collaterals and other agency staff on behalf of clients to assist case management staff as needed.
  • Participate in team meetings, supervision and discharge planning discussion.
  • Maintain resource materials on recovery for client use.
  • Provide escort to appointments focused on re-training on navigating the community and
  • Train consumers in peer advocacy skills.
  • May be assigned other tasks and duties reasonably related to their job responsibilities



The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented professionals of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:

You should have:

  • High School Diploma, GED or completion of Peer Specialist Training program required.  Peer Specialist Training Certification is required.
  • Relevant life experience preferred
  • Familiarity with NYS Entitlements, Housing and Mental Health Service Delivery System
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and execute responsibilities
  • Basic Computer Skills

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Direct Care [200s]
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator 8832 - Physician & Clerical
Location on Google Maps
  • 600 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035, USA