Peer Specialist
The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

New York, New York

Posted in Not for Profit and Charities

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Make a bigger difference


The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health 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. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others. Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid supervision. Some of our other benefits include:

  • 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days in addition to generous vacation days
  • Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension


Crossroads offers a space of hope and empowerment by providing mental health support in a safe, inclusive environment. Services are provided along a continuum of settings including a young adult outpatient clinic for individuals 14-26, an OnTrackNY program for individuals 16-30 experiencing first episode psychosis, 8 school-based satellite programs for young people from K-12th grade, and a satellite at The Jewish Community Center. Treatment includes assessment as well as short and long-term psychotherapy using multiple and flexible treatment modalities including individual, family and group treatment as well as evidence-based psychotherapies. Psychiatric consultation and medication management is also offered to current clients.

To facilitate groups for participants with co-occurring disorders to support their decrease in substance use and decrease/cessation of cigarette smoking per their self-report; increase their access to community resources; support participants to develop a WRAP plan to maintain their mental health. Serve as a role model and advocate in the areas of entitlements, self-advocacy and empowerment, daily activities, housing and employment.


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

  • High School Diploma, GED or completion of Peer Advocacy Training Program required.
  • Relevant life experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with NYS Entitlements, Housing and Mental Health Service Delivery System.
  • Basic computer skills a plus.

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]
  • Job Function : Misc Professionals
  • Pay Type : Hourly
  • Employment Indicator : 8857 - Case Worker - Social Services - Traveling
  • Travel Required : No
  • Required Education : High School


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