Peer Specialist

2020 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223, USA Req #1107
Tuesday, April 26, 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:

  • 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days, in addition to 3 weeks’ of vacation
  • Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 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
  • This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus

The CCBHC is comprised of several community-based programs providing direct care to over 2,500 clients annually, both on site and in the community.  Our staff use a culturally competent, person-centered approach to help individuals and their families develop skills and resources to improve overall functioning, to instill hope, and to strengthen resiliency.  Our programs work closely with community partners to address health disparities in our neighborhoods while also celebrating the strengths and resilience of our communities.

The Peer Specialist will provide inpatient-to-community transition care, in-home crisis stabilization/treatment services/supports. The peer will support client in linkage to care and engagement with identified onsite providers and community providers and ensure that client support networks are sufficient to meet their needs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing emotional and practical support to participants as they engage in behavioral health treatment
  • Advocating with and for program participants to achieve personal goals and address barriers such as fear, stigma and communication disparities with community providers and supports.
  • Attending and participating in team meetings and supervisory sessions
  • Monitoring and record participant’s progress and modifying plan according to needs and preference
  • Complying with all required in-service training and staff development
  • Escorting consumers to scheduled appointments as needed
  • Demonstrating excellent organizational and time management

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

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Relevant lived experience
  • Have at least one year experience in direct services working with persons who have been given a psychiatric diagnosis and/or trauma survivors
  • At least two years of active participation in mental health self-help activities, peer support or peer advocacy programs, or participant-run organizations or similar experiences or programs.
  • Familiarity with NYS Entitlements, Housing and Mental Health Service Delivery System.
  • Prior experience with electronic health records and Microsoft Office
  • New York Peer Specialist Certification through OMH is a plus
  • Must be able to travel around New York City

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]
  • Job Function Misc Service Workers
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator 8857 - Case Worker - Social Services - Traveling
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • 2020 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223, USA