Peer Specialist- PT

Bronx, NY 10459, USA Req #2371
Friday, March 24, 2023

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is an anti-poverty organization working to end homelessness in the New York area by 2050. We operate over 60 programs across New York City, Northern New Jersey and Westchester County including emergency, transitional and permanent housing. Our services extend to families experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, veterans, youth aging out of foster care, adults with behavioral health or substance use needs, and others in need, including a special education preschool program.

We are in search of new talent in the following position…

Position: Peer Specialist


The Peer Specialist will assist the program in providing treatment services by engaging clients to further their acceptance of services and aids staff in understanding the clients’ issues. Along with the team as a whole, provides follow-up services to assure compliance with the service plan. Acts as a role model for the population serviced.


Union Commons Bronx is a 15-bed behavioral health supported housing program. To learn more about Volunteers of America-GNY, copy and paste this link into a browser


Location: 1007 Union Avenue • Bronx, NY 10459

Employees receive an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, life insurance, a retirement plan, paid personal leave, and much more. 

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED Preferred. Life experience with the service systems utilized by the target population.


Peer Specialist Principal Responsibilities: 

  1. Assist the team in giving clients information about the program and it’s benefits.
  2. Assist with obtaining necessary client information to ensure appropriate services.
  3. Participate in case conferences, schedule appointments for clients and follow-up on appointment attendance.
  4. Facilitate or co-facilitate groups and workshops.
  5. Perform other related duties as requested.

To learn more about VOA-Greater New York, copy and paste this link into a browser: 


VOA-Greater New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.  Apply today! 

Other details

  • Job Function Counseling
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $19.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $19.00
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • Bronx, NY 10459, USA