The Salvation Army

Peer Specialist (3 Positions)

US-NY-Brooklyn
Job ID
2017-3460
Category
Community and Social Services
Compensation Min
USD $11.00/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $19.00/Hr.
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Peer Specialist will provide direct peer support services to clients, contribute to team planning, and assist with outreach and transitional care efforts in community settings. Most importantly, the Peer Specialist will draw upon his or her own lived experience to help develop and maintain the program’s culture of respect and focus on the client’s potential for returning to independent living. The Peer Specialist must possess the ability to engage and affect change through a person-centered model. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative, flexibility, creativity, and a collaborative spirit.

Responsibilities

  • Plays an important role on the Clinical Team – meeting with team members and giving input when needed.
  • Engages each client assigned to the team and provide guidance and advice as needed.
  • Spend time with clients assigned to the team during meal times and recreation time.
  • Escort and assist clients in going to HRA, Social Security, the bank, etc.
  • Escort and assist clients in going to job interviews and housing trips to help find permanent housing.
  • Attends community meetings as assigned.
  • Provides feedback to the clinical team in order to determine how the team can service the client to the best of their ability

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • 1-2 years demonstrated drug and alcohol abstinence preferred along with graduation from a rehabilitation program (The salvation Army or similar program) preferred

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