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Peer Specialist (IMT)

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Summary

IMT teams are hired, trained and funded to maximize flexibility and continuity of care for persons who were poorly served by more traditional service models.

The mission of IMT is to improve an individual’s quality of life through counseling, advocacy (both on an individual and systems level), support and assistance with meeting one’s individual needs and goals, and most importantly, by providing an opportunity to connect with a diverse team of service providers. IMT teams work with individuals regardless of their current or past experience with substance use, mental health concerns, physical health concerns, involvement with the criminal justice system, and/or history of violence. IMT teams stay connected to individuals regardless of their location in shelter, on the street, in housing, hospital or jail. By staying connected over time, across systems and boroughs, we expect fewer people to fall through the cracks. 

Description

The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiative for homeless people, invites applications for 3 Peer Specialist positions with the Intensive Mobile Treatment Team. The Intensive Mobile Treatment Team works with individuals that move frequently across the behavioral health care system (outpatient and inpatient), the homeless services system (shelter, street, Safe Haven), and the criminal justice system (jail, probation, parole), and have barriers to engaging in the services they need. 

The Peer Specialist will have first-hand experience that they can draw on to relate to participants in the IMT program. This includes lived experience utilizing the mental health, behavioral health, criminal justice, substance use or homelessness service systems. They will have a willingness to share personal, practical experience, knowledge, and first-hand insight to benefit program enrollees.  The Peer Specialist will be responsible for building relationships with program participants and their networks of support in order to support the person’s recovery. The Peer Specialist will also assist consumers with navigating these service systems. Additionally, they will practice according to the principles of recovery oriented and trauma informed service delivery. The Peer Specialist will be expected to contribute to a program culture that is person-centered, outcome-oriented, and committed to continuous quality improvement. All Peer Specialist staff will become certified, with either a Provisional or Professional certification within 1 year of employment. 


The salaries for all of the positions on the Intensive Mobile Treatment Team will be 10% higher than the standard CUCS salaries.  

 Requirements

Provisional or Professional Peer Specialist certification preferred.

Lived experience with and an ability to navigate service systems.

Knowledge of the principles of recovery oriented and trauma informed service delivery.

Ability to engage individuals around mental health, substance abuse, and/or criminal justice issues.

This person must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and have a familiarity with computers.

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred 

 

Additional Information

EEO:

CUCS is an EEO Employer and Prohibits Discrimination/Harassment of Any Kind.

Instructions::

Upload resume&cover letter in one doc. Applicants will only be considered for position applied for.

TO APPLY PLEASE COPY AND PASTE URL PROVIDED BELOW TO YOUR BROWSER:

https://secure6.entertimeonline.com/ta/6096412.careers?rnd=MTJ&ShowJob=386278097

Summary

IMT teams are hired, trained and funded to maximize flexibility and continuity of care for persons who were poorly served by more traditional service models.

The mission of IMT is to improve an individual’s quality of life through…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 5, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

Location

On-site
1783 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10035

How to Apply

TO APPLY PLEASE COPY AND PASTE URL PROVIDED BELOW TO YOUR BROWSER:

https://secure6.entertimeonline.com/ta/6096412.careers?rnd=MTJ&ShowJob=386278097

TO APPLY PLEASE COPY AND PASTE URL PROVIDED BELOW TO YOUR BROWSER:

https://secure6.entertimeonline.com/ta/6096412.careers?rnd=MTJ&ShowJob=386278097

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