Peer Specialist in Bronx at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 1/1/2020

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Job Description


To train Behavioral Health clients and serve as a role model and advocate in the areas of entitlements, self advocacy and empowerment, daily activities, housing and employment.


  • Provide concrete service delivery to clients (i.e. benefits/entitlements), as per program needs.

  • Lead and co-leads a variety of recovery group, especially on issues of self-advocacy, entitlements and daily living activities, housing issues and employment readiness.

  • Communicate with collaterals and other agency staff on behalf of clients to assist case management staff as needed.

  • Participate in team meetings, supervision and discharge planning discussion.

  • Appropriately document groups and program activities on forms provided by Program Management.

  • Assists in various duties (as needed) for the program (i.e. kitchen aide, entitlements counselor, etc.).

  • Maintain resource materials on recovery for client use.

  • Train consumers in peer advocacy skills.

  • May be assigned other tasks and duties reasonably related to their job responsibilities.

    Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED or completion of Peer Advocacy Training Program required.

    Skills and/or Experience Required:

  • Relevant life experience preferred.

  • Familiarity with NYS Entitlements, Housing and Mental Health Service Delivery System.

  • Basic computer skills a plus.

    Communication Skills:

  • Ability to articulate the company’s philosophy, mission and goals to a varied audience.

  • Ability to author and to present effective and persuasive speeches and presentations to various groups including clients, management and employees.

  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints, including those of a sensitive and confidential nature, from any of the following, if applicable, under a variety of circumstances, including adversarial situations: clients, consumers, managers, employees, regulatory agencies, arbitrators, union representatives, vendors, or applicants.

  • Ability to effectively present information to clients, top management and staff in verbal and written formats.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical skills such as addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.

Reasoning Skills:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to work within general guidelines and minimal supervision.

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities or unexpected situations.

  • Ability to recognize the need for confidentiality of information and to maintain such confidences.

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well.

  • Regularly required to physically operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers, etc.

  • Regularly required to travel to sites in and outside the company using customary modes of public transportation.

  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability and to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens.

Work Environment:

  • Noise level is consistent with levels usually present in an office, education, rehabilitation, industrial, workshop or health related environment.

  • Hazards present are consistent with those common to an office, education, rehabilitation, industrial, workshop or health related environment.