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Peer Bridger

Job in New York City - Richmond County - NY New York - USA
Posted by Community Access
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-03-19
Salary 40000 USD Yearly
Job specializations:
  • Non-Profit
  • Social Work
    Community, Community Health Worker, Community Worker, Mental Health Worker
Job Description & How to Apply Below
About Community Access

Community Access is a progressive not-for-profit organization that expands opportunities for people living with mental health concerns to recover from trauma and discrimination. We are built upon the simple truth that people are experts in their own lives. Our programs are spread across 20 locations and include over 1,200 units of supportive housing in three boroughs, a new Adult Home Initiative, advocacy and Supported Education programs, a peer-driven Crisis Respite Center, and other initiatives.
Position Requirements
High School,   1 to 2 Years work experience
Adult Home Initiative

The Adult Home Initiative (AHI) is a new Peer Support project providing opportunities for residents of Adult Homes who have mental health concerns to transition into community-based supportive housing. The project emerged from a NYS class action settlement between NYS and plaintiffs residing in NYC Adult Homes.

The AHI team will provide Peer supports as desired and needed by the residents, during each phase of the process: in-reach, assessment, HRA approval, and moving transition. These individualized and group-based supports will expose residents to opportunities, develop self-advocacy skills, promote informed choice, and enhance community engagement. Adult Home locations are in Queens, primarily in the Rockaways, and in the Bronx.

Location : Manhattan

Job Type: Full Time

Salary - $40,000

Position Overview

The 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.

All staff are responsible for incorporating the following principles into their work: participants' right to self-determination; respectful communication; and delivering services consistent with and nurturing each participant's cultural background, experience, identity, and values.

Key Qualifications

Recipient/survivor of mental health services
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
Strong understanding and practice of peer support, recovery, wellness and related services
Possess strong engagement, and oral and written communication, skills
Ability to work as part of the team
Ability to travel and work afternoons, evenings and weekends
Ability to utilize various computer programs, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel
Additional Information / Benefits
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Contact Information
Contact Name: Community Access
Contact Phone: 212-780-1400
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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