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Peer Mentor – Manhattan Mental Health Court Evaluation Services

Full Time
Entry Level

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Human Services

EAC Network, a not-for-profit social service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for over 54,000 people in need through 100 programs across Long Island and NYC, seeks a Peer Mentor to work full time for a Manhattan Health Court Evaluation Services  Program.

The Peer Mentor  position is an non-exempt position paying $20 per hour at 35 hours per week. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM and the office is located in Brooklyn, NY. The role reports to Program Director. 

Comprehensive benefits package includes:

•            Medical

•            Dental

•            401K

•            Vision

•            Very generous Paid Time Off (PTO) & More.

Primary Purpose of Job:

The Manhattan Mental Health Court Peer Mentor is responsible for providing on-going culturally responsive an appropriate social support to clients living with mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Participate in planning for services for clients, through face to face meetings and facilitation of group discussions.
  2. Assist program participants in completing required assignments.
  3. Meet with clients on an on-going, as needed basis on and off site and be available via email and office phone for support, advice and guidance.
  4. Participate in team meetings.
  5. Participate in regularly scheduled on-going trainings and supervision.
  6. Assist in connecting clients to community-based support resources, clubhouses and other ancillary services including escorting participants to appointments and treatment facilities.
  7. Maintain client charts and notes, update after each interaction with client and have available for inspection by supervision at any time.
  8. Establish an alumni group to provide social support for participants who have successfully graduated.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

  1. Minimum of a High School Diploma or educational equivalent required.
  2. Demonstrated peer support or mental health experience either through personal experience relevant to services provided or a Peer Support Specialist certification or equivalent.
  3. Must have good communication skills both oral and written.
  4. Ability to work cooperatively with multiple agencies.
  5. Knowledge of target population and area resources.
  6. Experience with group facilitation and using cognitive behavioral therapies and motivational interviewing preferable.
  7. Must be proficient in computer applications or other automated systems necessary to perform work assignments.

This position requires the incumbent to provide acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

EAC Network