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Peer Support Telephone Employee (Per Diem)

Peer Support Telephone Employee (Per Diem)

Salary: $14.22 per hour

Hours: Per Diem

Location: Riverhead, NY or Ronkonkoma, NY

Availability: January 2020

Position Description:

MHAW’s Peer Support Line Peer Specialist offer one-to-one mutual telephone support. Our Peer Support Line is not clinician staffed, it is provided by trained Peer Specialists who, listen and offer trauma-informed peer support for people who are looking to engage or are engaging in self-directed community supports. Our mutual support is offered for and by people who experience emotional distress, altered and/or extreme states of consciousness, labels of psychiatric diagnosis, substance use, and trauma/trauma responses. The Per-diem Peer Specialist role will include:


  • On-site availability, currently:
    • Saturdays, from 5:00 – 10:00 pm
    • Sundays, from 2:00 – 7:00 pm
    • 1 time per month 1.5 hour team supervision
  • Answer incoming calls, initiate outgoing calls, maintain requested outgoing call list, check voice mail, and return calls
  • Listen actively, empathetically, and without judgement
  • Facilitating, inspiring, and supporting co-creation and sustainability of a ‘most’ safe environment that allows for acknowledgement of and holding space for happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, contempt, an uncomfortableness
  • Offer mutual support through connection and based on the key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful
  • Check, read, complete action items, and timely response to emails and voice mails
  • Attend and participate in monthly team supervision meetings and additional staff meetings as scheduled

Application: Please send resume & cover letter to Kristi Bosco at: kbosco@mhaw.org or fax to (631) 676-6934.

Kristi Bosco, HR Administrator
Association for Mental Health & Wellness

(631) 676-6934

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