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Peer Mentor – Queens Misdemeanor Drug Court

Full Time
Entry Level

Job Category:

Location:

Queens

Job Sector:

Human Services

Peer Mentor

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 with lived experience of substance abuse to work full time for a Queens Misdemeanor Drug Court Program. Peers with certification are encouraged to apply!

The Case Manager position is an non-exempt position paying $18 per hour at 35 hours per week. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM and the office is located in Kew Gardens, 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 Peer Mentor for the Queens Misdemeanor Drug Court is responsible for providing on-going culturally responsive and appropriate support for clients referred to the program by fostering positive relationships with program participants and facilitating groups.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct screening and assessments to assist in completing treatment plans.
  2. Participate in planning for services for clients, through face-to-face meetings and facilitation of group discussions.
  3. Conduct evidence-based interventions with participants and assist them in completing the required assignments.
  4. Meet with clients on an on-going, as needed basis on and off-site and be available via email and cell phone for support, advice, and guidance.
  5. Participate in team meetings.
  6. Participate in regularly scheduled on-going trainings and supervision.
  7. Assist in connecting clients to community-based support resources, clubhouses, and other ancillary services including escorting participants to appointments and treatment facilities.
  8. Maintain client charts and notes, update after each interaction with the client and have available for inspection by supervision at any time.
  9. Assist Case Managers in maintaining caseloads and toxicology testing.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

  1. High School diploma or educational equivalent required.
  2. Must have good communication skills, both oral and written.
  3. Ability to work cooperatively with multiple agencies.
  4. Knowledge of target population and area resources.
  5. Experience with group facilitation preferable.
  6. Experience using cognitive behavioral therapies, motivational interviewing and/or positive youth development preferable.
  7. Must be proficient in computer applications or other automated systems such as Microsoft Office applications, calendar, and email and/or database software necessary to perform work assignments

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

EAC Network