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Center for Urban Community services
The Scattered Site Apartment Program provides ongoing supportive housing services to individuals with a mental illness in Manhattan and the Bronx. This includes assessment, service planning, crisis prevention and intervention, money management, medication monitoring, and development of a support network. The role of the Peer Bridger is to use lived experiences to support program participants as they continue on the path to recovery.
Responsibilities: The Peer Bridger will coordinate with the team to provide supportive case management services to support our service recipients achieve their goals and successfully maintain housing in the community. This person will engage service recipients in a personal, supportive manner, creating a relationship that emphasizes recovery and connecting with additional support services. The Peer Bridger will also act as a mentor, aiding and modeling interactions with landlords/neighbors, activities of daily living, and the maintenance of a home. This person will be expected to participate in and contribute to a program culture that is person-centered, outcome-oriented and dedicated to continuous quality improvement. This is a 14 hour per week part-time position.
Must be familiar with Manhattan and the Bronx and comfortable using public transportation.
Completion of Peer Bridger training program (i.e. NYAPRS, Howie the Harp, etc) strongly preferred.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
Ability to appropriately discuss personal experience with homelessness, mental illness, substance use, or the criminal justice system to model and inspire recovery.
Posted on 02/15/17; CVMHA ID #10732