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Peer Navigator

Peer Navigator

Salary: $21.54 per hour

Hours: 18.75 per week

Location: Ronkonkoma, NY and travel throughout Suffolk County

Availability: Immediate

Qualifications:

 

A Bachelor’s degree in a human service/health discipline and two years’ experience is preferred. NYS Peer Specialist Certification (or completion underway) preferred. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate should possess or be quickly able to acquire the following skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent inter-personal communication including the ability to establish empathic, empowering relationships with people who have experienced trauma, psychiatric and substance abuse challenges as well as chronic physical conditions;
  • Strong communication skills with health professionals involved in the consumer’s care;
  • Understanding of the key elements of recovery and wellness, including the role of family and self-help;
  • Sound organizational skills and computer skills (agency uses electronic health records).
  • Basic knowledge of the public health/mental health system, public entitlement and social service programs;
  • Candidate must be a reliable self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Application:

Send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in this position to:

Kathy Elfers

Human Resources Director

kelfers@mhaw.org

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