EAC Network

  • Peer Mentor

    Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
    ID
    2018-1472
    # of Openings
    1
    Program
    Bronx Drug Court
  • Overview

    EAC Network seeks a Peer Mentor to work full time for its Bronx Drug Court program. The Peer Mentor 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. The position is Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM (with possibility of one late night). Position offers excellent benefits medical/dental/401K and very generous Paid Time Off Plan.

    Responsibilities

    • Participate in planning for services for clients, through face-to-face meetings and facilitation of group discussions.
    • Assist program participants in completing required assignments.
    • 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.
    • Participate in team meetings. 
    • Participate in regularly scheduled on-going trainings and supervision.
    • Assist in connecting clients to community-based support resources, clubhouses, and other ancillary services. 
    • Maintain client charts and notes, update after each interaction with client and have available for inspection by supervision at any time. 
    • Assist Case Managers in maintaining caseloads and toxicology testing.

     

    Qualifications

    • High School diploma or GED required. 
    • Must have good communication skills, both oral and written. 
    • Ability to work cooperatively with multiple agencies.
    • Knowledge of target population and area resources. Experience with group facilitation and using cognitive behavioral therapies, motivational interviewing and/or positive youth development preferable. 
    • Must be proficient in computer applications necessary to perform job responsibilities.

     

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