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Peer Bridger

NYAPRS, Inc. Far Rockaway, NY
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Deliver peer support services to people transitioning from psychiatric or substance abuse from the facility into their own communities through individual and group peer support meetings

Engage referred individuals to form trust-based relationships that fosters hope for positive change and personal empowerment.

Continue with individuals after discharge to identify and engage with a range of community-based supports.

Complete detailed written record of activities.

Report to and meet with supervisor on regular basis and attend required training sessions.

Maintain personal wellness.

HS Diploma or equivalent. Flexible schedule with ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed. Continual internet and email access.

Clean, valid driver's license with own vehicle.

Lived experience with the mental health system is HIGHLY preferred.

NYAPRS, Inc.

Why Work Here?

Help Shape New York's Mental Health Services!

The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) is a widely acclaimed state and national mental health change agent dedicated to advancing the recovery, rehabilitation, rights, community inclusion and dignity of people with psychiatric disabilities or diagnoses. NYAPRS pursues this mission through state and national advocacy and public education, via a comprehensive array of training and technical assistance programs and through the demonstration of the effectiveness of innovative models of peer support services. Accordingly, we act to: - Promote the concept and practice of mental health recovery; - Promote the widespread availability of quality recovery-centered rehabilitation and peer support services throughout New York State; - Promote the rights of people with psychiatric disabilities in the struggle against stigma and discrimination both within the mental health system and in the larger community NYAPRS membership includes over 100 community mental health service agencies that support the efforts of tens of thousands of New Yorkers by providing a wide range of services that share a fundamental belief in the capacity for recovery, healing and independence for every individual with a psychiatric disability.

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Far Rockaway, NY
USA

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