PEER ADVOCATE

Job ID: 

7-11-665

Status: 
Filled
Job Type: 
Full-time
Department: 

PEER ADVOCACY PROGRAM

Address: 

13-29 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway, NY  11691

Responsibilities: 

 

  • Responsible for providing direct services and mentorship to consumers who currently reside in one of six adult homes located in a Far Rockaway area.
  • Through first hand knowledge and experience with disabilities and / or social conditions, as steps taken toward integration into communities and living in supportive housing.
  • Will promote rehabilitation and recovery oriented activities which will result in readiness to transfer to the supportive housing program by conducting groups and  providing one- on -one assistance through discussion and encouragement.
  • Reach out to community providers, escort clients, participate in meetings, conferences and recreational events.

 

Qualifications: 

 

  • No formal education is required.
  • Current or former client / consumer of the supported / supportive housing program.
  • History of mental illness and at least one year of symptom remission.
  • Ability to read and write in English.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to travel extensively in the community by public transportation.

 

Contact Information: 

Sarah Davison-Duffy
Phone:            (718) 337-6850
Fax:                  (718) 868-3782

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