A Brief Job Description:
Full time positions. Evenings and Weekends Required. The Peer Specialist provides peer support services to clients with serious mental illness and or substance abuse. Under the supervision of the Program Manager the Peer Specialist will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support for clients in outpatient and inpatient settings. The Peer Specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. Requirements include High School Diploma or GED, Completion of NY state-certified peer support specialist training through OMH or OASAS, Peer Support Specialist Certification. Must be eighteen years of age or older. Must have NY state driver license.