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Veterans Peer Outreach Specialist

Veterans Peer Outreach Specialist

Salary: $14.00 per hour

Hours: 18.75 hours per week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays with occasional evening and weekend hours)

Location: Yaphank and Patchogue, NY – travel throughout Suffolk County and on rare occasion, Nassau County

Availability: ASAP

Position Description:

Position Description:   Peer Outreach Specialist will establish supportive helping relationships with Veterans and families who have encountered significant barriers to financial self-reliance.  Key activities include:

  • Building and monitoring linkages with natural supports and formal community resources including hospitals, colleges, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation, self-help, and social service providers
  • Work with the EOC of Suffolk, the Veteran and Veteran families to assist in addressing their housing needs of the Veteran
  • Providing supportive in-person and via telephone communication to help them to successfully access services that will help them to attain their goals

Work is done primarily in the community and position entails travel throughout Suffolk County and occasionally Nassau County.

  • A safe, personal auto and a clean NYS Driver’s License are required; mileage reimbursement provided
  • Peers will work in teams and receive regular supervision and as much support as needed
  • Great working environment
  • Laptops and cell phones provided
Qualifications:

Qualifications:    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 Vets who have experienced many adverse experiences since separating from military service including mental and substance abuse disabilities and trauma as well as debilitating physical conditions;
  • Sound organization skills including computer skills
  • Basic knowledge of the Veterans and social service systems;
  • Candidate must be a reliable self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

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






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