The Peer Support Specialist provides peer support, information, and advocacy to individuals in peer run crisis respite program, in order to assist guests in regaining control over their own lives and recovery process, and integrating into the community. Assists guests in articulating goals for recovery and determining the objectives needed to reach their goals, as well as assisting guests in obtaining community supports that tie in to their recovery goals. Facilitates trainings, workshops, groups and activities, as needed.
Candidates must be a past or present consumer of mental health and/or chemical addiction services who can relate to others who are currently using those services. Able to share personal experience and encourage wellness and recovery. High School or GED required. Preferred to have some type of peer counselor training from a community agency. NYS motor vehicle license, safe driving record preferred.
Part-time, 20 hours: Monday – Friday. Occasional Saturdays.
Wage and Benefits:
Hourly rate will be determined based on the candidate’s education and experience. Excellent benefits including: generous Paid Time Off; company paid short and long term disability insurance; dental insurance; 401(k) plan; company paid life insurance; financial assistance for staff training and education; plus a number of other benefits.