Alternatives for Youth, located in Hauppauge, Suffolk County is looking for a part time Peer Specialist. The position is available immediately for up to 17 hours (flexible schedule), with some possible evenings and weekends.
Provide peer support including home visits, telephone reassurance, advocacy and encouragement for clients support to families in crisis struggling with problems such as substance abuse and mental illness.
Participate in monthly recreational events or take clients on recreational outings.
Assist with facilitating Teen Enrichment adolescent groups.
Ensure clients receive required visits per month as per Director.
Transport clients/families from appointments or to obtain emergency resources as needed in own vehicle if necessary.
Complete written reports and progress notes in a timely manner regarding clients’ progress.
Participate in team meetings, case conferences and required training.
Facilitate and develop monthly educational workshops for adolescents as assigned by Director.
Hold weekly female and male adolescent groups as assigned by Director.
High School Diploma or GED required.
Working knowledge of criminal justice issues, mental illness, substance abuse and/or adolescent behavior preferred.
Must be proficient in computer applications necessary to perform work assignments.
Must have access to automobile and possess valid New York State driver’s license.