Peer Specialist

  •  Hiring Manager
  •  March 18, 2024

Federation of Organizations is looking for a full-time Peer Specialist for the Outreach and Engagement Services program. The position requires conducting street outreach primarily in Queens.

The world does not run out of people to help…and we need people like YOU to help us make a positive change in the community!

NYS Peer Certification, High school diploma or equivalent, and have personal experience with substance abuse issues and/or COD. Should also have a clean, valid NYS driver’s license.

Responsible for providing street-level Outreach and Peer Engagement Services (OES) in the community to populations who typically have difficulty accessing harm reduction, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and recovery support services. Serves as a positive Peer role model of community functioning, informal counseling, and peer support to individuals with SUD, COD, or other issues served by the OES Program. These individuals may or may not be aware of or interested in SUD treatment services but have been identified as engaging in substance use and/or having SUD. This may include individuals served previously by the SUD treatment system but have disengaged from treatment services. OES staff build trust with individuals over time while providing low-threshold services that reduce the potentially negative consequences associated with substance use and link them to the appropriate level of care. OES providers may also serve family members of individuals with substance use and/or SUD who may need support and services.

SALARY: $38,000 Annually

At Federation, we value a healthy work-life balance and prioritize the mental & physical wellness of our staff!


  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Retirement 401K Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Generous Paid Time Off for Full-time and Eligible Part-Time Employees
  • 13 paid Holidays for Full-time and Eligible Part-Time Employees
  • Long and Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • CALM App Subscription
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Career Growth & Promotional Opportunities
  • Comprehensive Paid Training
  • Supplemental Accident, Illness and Hospitalization Insurance
  • Supplemental Pet Insurance
  • Encouragement for Educational Professional Advancement
  • Employee Perks & Discounts on Broadway shows, theme parks, and other attractions
  • Eligibility for Federal/Public Loan Forgiveness


Federation of Organizations provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Founded in 1972, Federation of Organizations (Federation) is an innovative, multi-service, community-based social wellness agency. We are a major provider of health and wellness services, senior and children’s care, addiction recovery services, as well as affordable housing and support. Federation continues to serve thousands of community members across Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Manhattan.

Federation has developed innovative, successful programs that are designed to meet the needs of vulnerable populations, such as individuals in recovery, those living with chronic medical conditions, adult home residents, the homeless, low-income seniors, and at-risk children.

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Job Category: Outreach Services Peer Services
Job Type: Full Time On the Road Remote
Job Location: Queens

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