Peer Specialist

Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Position Number
Mt Sinai BH Engagement Team
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Minimum Salary
USD $45,000.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $45,000.00/Yr.


The Peer Engagement Specialist is responsible for assisting individuals to develop personal and meaningful life goals, and to access resources, services, and/or natural supports to enhance recovery. Using lived experience, the Peer Engagement Specialist will build positive relationships with individuals and provide outreach, advocacy, and recovery support services.




  1. Builds relationships with individuals leading to the development of life goals and enhanced engagement in recovery
  2. Links individuals to resources, services and natural supports internally at ICL and in the external community to support attainment of recovery goals
  3. Works with individuals to increase positive social connections and develop stronger family connections, improve life skills including obtaining necessary resources, and empower the individual to increase wellness self-management
  4. Documents all interactions in confidential records
  5. Collaborates with providers in developing service plans with individuals
  6. Teaches effective wellness self-management skills through the lens of lived experience
  7. Promotes linkage to services by assisting individuals with the coordination of appointments, providing appointment reminders and escorting and/or driving to appointments based on the individual’s needs and preferences
  8. Collaborates with other ICL programs to implement social and community activities
  9. Models skills that may assist person in reaching their recovery goals
  10. Facilitate or co-facilitate psychoeducational or health education groups
  11. Provides guidance to staff on providing culturally responsive services to individuals in recovery
  12. Participates in program staff meetings to promote efficient communication
  13. Participates in case conferences to promote service coordination
  14. Participates in monthly support/training meetings
  15. Meets weekly for supervision
  16. Ability to report to work regularly as scheduled and on time
  17. Perform other job-related duties as assigned



Education: High School diploma or GED

Experience: Lived experience receiving services for mental health and/or substance use, and a commitment to assist others in attaining recovery and wellness goals.

Peer Certification or Completion of Peer Training programs preferred


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