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  • Peer Specialist (PT)

    Job Locations US-NY-Hauppauge
    # of Openings
    Alternatives for Youth (AFY)
  • Overview

    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.
    • Bilingual capability (English/Spanish) preferred.


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