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WORKING WITH US
The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health services to
over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families, to children, teens, and adults. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others.
Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid supervision. Some of our other benefits include:
- 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days in addition to generous vacation days
- Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%
- Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
- Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension.
ABOUT THE JOB
The Peer Specialist will be responsible for training 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. Some additional responsibilities include but, are not limited to:
- 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.
- Train consumers in peer advocacy skills.
- Communicate with collaterals and other agency staff on behalf of clients to assist case management staff as needed. Provide concrete service delivery to clients (i.e. benefits/entitlements), as per program needs.
- Maintain resource materials on recovery for client use.
The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented Peer Specialists of all cultures, religions,
races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:
- HS diploma or GED
- Basic computer skills a plus
- Relevant life experience preferred
- Familiarity with NYS Entitlements, Housing and Mental Health Service Delivery System
We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.
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