Peer Specialist

1765 South Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314, USA Req #3085
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Make a bigger difference

Peer Specialist  

At The Jewish Board, we don’t just make a difference – we make a bigger difference as we serve 45,000 New Yorkers every year. Join our dedicated team that’s been helping communities across New York City for almost 150 years and see just how big of a difference you can make.


Reasons you’ll love working with us:

  • If you have a particular age range or population you’re interested in working with, you can find your niche here.  Our clients and staff are as diverse as the city we work in, and include people of all cultures, religions, races, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.
  • We’re committed to supporting your career development by encouraging mobility and advancement across different program types and jobs.
  • With 70 locations throughout the five boroughs, you can work close to where you live. 
  • Generous vacation time and 15 paid holidays will help you achieve a healthy work/life balance.
  • We offer an excellent benefits package with affordable, high-quality health and dental insurance with low co-pays.
  • You’ll receive ongoing support through high-quality supervision, specialized trainings from our Continuing Education team, and an education benefit.

 How you can make a bigger difference:  

The CCBHC is comprised of several community-based programs providing care to over 2,000 clients annually, both on site and in the community. The Peer Specialist provides inpatient-to community transition care, in-home crisis stabilization/treatment services/supports. The Peer Specialist supports clients in linkage to care and engagement with identified onsite providers and community providers and ensure that client support networks are sufficient to meet their needs.

 Responsibilities include but, are not limited to:

  • Provide emotional and practical support to participants as they engage in behavioral health treatment
  • Advocate with and for program participants to achieve personal goals and address barriers such as fear, stigma and communication disparities with community providers and supports.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings and supervisory sessions
  • Monitor and record participant's progress and modify plan according to needs and preference
  • Comply with all required in-service training and staff development
  • Escort consumers to scheduled appointments as needed
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and time management
  • Knowledge of behavioral health systems, mental health legislation and regulation, and health conditions; familiarity with NYS entitlements
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and ask for help when needed
  • Ability to participate on a team to accomplish task
  • Serve as a role model to staff and stakeholders
  • Ability to work with all stakeholders: participants, network, and families in a caring and respectful manner, and with due understanding of and consideration for cultural differences
  • Knowledge of treatment, rehabilitation, and community support programs as they relate to members and their families
  • Knowledge of techniques for identifying risk, including crisis management techniques
  • Other duties as assigned



The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented professionals of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:

  • HS Diploma or GED; Certification as a Peer Specialist required; Applicable lived/professional experience
  • The position entails providing services either in the office, in the community, as indicated (i.e., clients' homes hospital), or via telehealth
  • While the offices of the Jewish Board are accessible in accordance with the ADA, the sites to which staff may need to travel may or may not be
  • To perform the essential functions of this job the candidate must be able to travel within New York City carrying equipment (notebook, forms, laptop, mobile hotspot, cell phone) weighing up to approximately 10 pounds
  • To perform the essential functions of this job, the candidate is routinely required to sit (60% of time) and stand (20% of time), and travel to and from appointments using public and private transportation (20% of time).

 If you join us, you’ll have these great benefits:

  • Generous paid time off in addition to 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days
  • Affordable and high-quality medical/dental/vision plans 
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Free continuing education opportunities 
  • 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and transportation 
  • 24/7 Accessible Employee Assistance Program  
  • Life and disability insurance 
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion working groups that are available for you to join, including Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee

Who we are:

The Jewish Board delivers innovative, high-quality, and compassionate mental health and social services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families to children, teens, and adults. We are proud to employ and serve people of all religions, races, cultural backgrounds, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. We are committed to building diverse, equitable, 

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Direct Care [200s]
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator 8857 - Case Worker - Social Services - Traveling
  • Min Hiring Rate $18.00
Location on Google Maps
  • 1765 South Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314, USA