The Salvation Army

  • Peer Specialist

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Job ID
    2018-5201
    Category
    Social Services
    Compensation Min
    USD $13.00/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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