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Peer Support Specialist - flexible- Mobile Residential Support Team

at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, inc.

Posted: 7/11/2020
Job Reference #: 6382

Job Description

Job LocationsUS-NY-Old Bethpage
Job ID
2019-6382
# of Openings
1
Category
Direct Care

Overview

Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor, the Peer Support Specialist is responsible for mentoring individuals diagnosed with mental illness to develop personal and meaningful independent living goals that will help fully integrate them into their local communities. The Peer Support Specialists will assist these individuals in developing the skills to better manage their psychiatric symptoms, maintain stability, and move forward in recovery.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Responsibilities

Peer Support Specialists will support individuals receiving services in transitioning from one setting to another (“bridging”). As such, they must be able to utilize experiential knowledge of mental health and mental health services to serve as role models and coach others to enhance their self-confidence, self-responsibility, personal growth, and independence.

Qualifications

  • Peer Support Specialist Certification
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and meets the criteria to be an agency driver