Salary: $20.51 per hour
Hours: 18.75 hours/week, some flexibility for eve/weekend
Location: Riverhead, NY – travel throughout Suffolk County
A Bachelor’s degree in a human service/health discipline and two years’ experience is required. NYS Peer Specialist Certification required (or completion underway). Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Ø 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;
Ø Strong communication skills with health professionals involved in the consumer’s care;
Ø Understanding of the key elements of recovery and wellness, including the role of family and self-help;
Ø Sound organization skills including computer skills (agency uses electronic health records).
Ø Basic knowledge of the public health/mental health system, public entitlement and social service programs;
Ø Candidate must be a reliable self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Association for Mental Health & Wellness