Peer Specialist – One City Health, Transitions of Care
REPORTS TO: Program Supervisor / Social Worker
DEPARTMENT: Development, Transitions of Care
HOURS: 35 Hours per week
Personal experience in the mental health system. Mastery of basic ADL skills. Ability and desire to assist others in mastery of independent living skills. Understanding of peer support self-help philosophy, Clean valid NY State Driver’s License. Fingerprinting, criminal record check, approval from NYS Office of Mental Health.
To offer clients support to function in the community, and remain psychiatrically stable to avoid additional psychiatric inpatient admissions, provide informal counseling and peer support to others with similar psychiatric abilities currently living in various residential settings.