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Peer Bridger (Peer Advocate)

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Peer Bridger (Peer Advocate)

 

Program Overview

The Adult Home Initiative is designed to assist Adult Home Residents to successfully transition into Supported Housing. The initiative will utilize a range of individualized and group-based peer-informed strategies to promote housing transitions, striving to empower class members through exposure to possibilities, development of self-advocacy skills, promoting informed choice, and enhancing community engagement.

 

Position Location: Far Rockaway (COVID-19 work from home)

Position Status: Flexible Schedule (Full Time - Part Time - Per Diem)

Salary: $19.23/Hour

Apply Here: https://bit.ly/PeerAdvocateCA

 

Position Overview:

Peer Bridger works to develop mentoring and supportive relationships with NYC Adult Home Residents, promoting connection and hope in an independent future in Supported Housing.

 

The Peer Bridger engages residents in peer-based services to identify and overcome barriers to housing transition, addressing questions and fears, while building self-advocacy and systems-navigation skills.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plans, organize and execute community-based events that help participants explore and nurture interests and hobbies.
  • Assists individuals to enhance awareness of personal interests and preferences, awareness of environmental resources, and making informed decisions regarding participation.
  • Assists individuals in connecting with other peers, using their strengths and skills to build sustainable relationships, and taking on leadership roles in developing new social networks.
  • Plans and delivers group-based learning opportunities including:
  • Self-advocacy
  • Decision-making and self-reliance
  • Building and keeping social connections
  • Work readiness
  • Collaborate with health centers, CBOs, hospitals, probation, and parole in supporting persons as they become involved in their own communities.
  • Advocate with and for participants to promote access to community services, proactively addressing potential barriers such as transportation, fear, stigma, and communication with others.
  • Completes and submits all internal documentation including participant-related data such as plans, notes, and employment or referral-related outcomes in AWARDS.
  • Ability to travel and work afternoons, evenings, and weekends.
  • Attend/conduct workshops, training, and community events as needed.
  • Attend and participate in supervision, meetings, and training sessions, as required.

 

Position Qualification: 

  • Have a minimum of a high school, equivalency diploma.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience, required: providing peer support & advocacy.
  • Community outreach or organizing in related support services.
  • Be a Peer: Recipient/survivor of mental health services required; personal experience with the criminal justice system, preferred.
  • Possess a strong understanding and practice of recovery, wellness, and employment services.
  • Ability to travel and work afternoons, evenings, and weekends.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information, as related to the position.

 

Position Benefits

  • 3 weeks of vacation, five personal days, 12 sick days, 10 paid holidays
  • Travel Reimbursement
  • College savings plan Pre-tax savings plan (including Flexible Spending Accounts and Transit-Check)
  • 403b contribution; life insurance
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental plans; Employee Assistance Program
  • Summer Flex Hours
  • Paid Family Leave; Short-Term Disability insurance

 

 

Interested applicants should apply online to:

https://bit.ly/PeerAdvocateCA


Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply. CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at all levels of management.

Visit us at: www.communityaccess.org

 

Peer Bridger (Peer Advocate)

 

Program Overview

The Adult Home Initiative is designed to assist Adult Home Residents to successfully transition into Supported Housing. The initiative will utilize a range of individualized and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

On-site
Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, USA

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply online to:

https://bit.ly/PeerAdvocateCA

Interested applicants should apply online to:

https://bit.ly/PeerAdvocateCA

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