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CORE Peer Specialist

CORE Peer Specialist

Salary: 21.54 per hour

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Various locations throughout Suffolk County

Availability: Immediate

Qualifications:
  • This position is reserved for an individual who identifies as a person with lived experience, having received a psychiatric diagnosis, receiving or received mental health services, and has the ability to relate to and support others based on the “shared personal experience” paradigm.  Provisional or Certified New York State Peer Specialist; certification through NYS OMH or OASAS.
  • Education – minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have at least one year experience in direct services working with persons who have been given a psychiatric diagnosis and/or trauma survivors.
  • Basic knowledge of the public health/behavioral health system including, but not limited to; mental health services and public entitlements
  • Strong writing and computer skills, as electronic health record is used for documentation.  Basic knowledge in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Social Media.
  • Clean NY State Driver’s License as some driving with clients will be necessary
  • Bi-lingual, English/Spanish is a plus; stipend is awarded for assessed and verified bi-lingual proficiency
  • Must have reliable transportation for this position
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19
Application:

* Association for Mental Health and Wellness is offering a onetime sign on bonus for individuals hired with the agency upon successful completion of an introductory period.

Please send resume and cover letter expressing your interest in this position to:

Kathy Elfers, Human Resources Director

kelfers@mhaw.org

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