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Peer Support Specialist

New City, NY

Build a brighter future…For those with special needs AND for yourself!

Since 1947, Jawonio has advanced the independence, well-being and equality for people with disabilities and special needs. We take tremendous pride in making a positive difference in the lives of the individuals and families whom we support and now we’re looking for a compassionate and caring person who wants to enrich their own life and the lives of others by working alongside a talented team of professionals in a working environment of personal accountability, mutual respect and most of all a true sense of teamwork.

The Peer Support Specialist is an individual who has lived experience in mental health and/ or substance use recovery and uses his or her experience to support others in their recovery.

The Peer Support Specialist works with the Client’s Care Manager and Client by assisting in obtaining services that suit individual’s recovery needs by providing necessary transportation and supports to client in the process of obtaining community entitlements, benefits and community resources. Facilitating and coordinating outreach to Rockland-based people with mental health, physical and medical needs. Uses agency vehicle to visit local Adult Homes within Rockland County, with home office based out of our New Hempstead, TECH, and Rockland location. Serves as referral to and liaison with community resources available to include but not limited to, medical, behavioral health, substance abuse-recovery services and social services. You will educate people who are in need, the availability and accessibility of services in order to improve their overall quality of life.

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED.(Required)
  • Under NYS OMH requirements, current or former recipients of mental health services, diagnosed with a psychiatric disability preferred.
  • Acceptable combination of education and experience

Additional Requirements:

  • A valid NY State Driver’s License and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
  • Remain current in all required trainings
  • Must be cleared and maintain acceptable record under the NYS mandated criminal background check process.
  • Must be clear and maintain an acceptable record under the Medicaid Fraud & Abuse clearance process.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Jawonio, Inc. does not base employment decisions on an individual’s race, color, sex/gender, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation/preference, religion, age, national origin, disability, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Jawonio, Inc. may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. Please advise us if you need assistance with the application and/or interview processes.

Please Understand: Jawonio is a great place to work. We receive hundreds of applicants annually and also appreciate your interest working for Jawonio, Inc. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions.

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