Peer Specialist – Safe Options Support (SOS) Team

  •  Hiring Manager
  •  July 13, 2023

Federation of Organizations is seeking a Full-Time Peer Specialist to play a pivotal role on one the Governor’s offices newly launched innovative Safe Options Support (SOS) team that that will provide comprehensive care to street homeless or subway dwelling individuals.

PROGRAM:  Safe Options Support (SOS) –Team

REPORTS TO: Team Leader

SALARY: $32,000 – $34,500


Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent or higher. New York State Certified Peer Specialist preferred or required Completion of an internship or comparable training in peer advocacy; experience in providing advocacy services to people who are mentally ill and/or homeless.  Past or current participant of behavioral health, substance services or homeless services preferred. Fingerprinting, criminal record check, approval from NYS Office of Mental Health.


The Peer Specialist’s role will involve community outreach on the streets and subways, coordinating participant’s needs before and after their move from street to home, enhancing their daily living skills, accompaniment to appointments, and advocating on their behalf when faced with discrimination or healthcare inequities. Member choice, harm reduction, non-coercion, flexibility and person-centered care are essential elements of the SOS program model and should be front and center of the care delivered by the Peer Specialist.

We Offer a wide range of rewarding employment opportunities along with a generous benefits package. We offer: Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision, Retirement and 401K Savings Plan. Generous Paid Time Off for full-time and eligible part-time employees. Flexible Work Schedules. Career Growth. Comprehensive Training. Flexible Spending Accounts. Long and Short Term Disability. Life Insurance. (EAP) Employee Assistance program. Discounts & Perks on Broadway shows, theme parks, hotels, car rentals and other attractions.

Federation of Organizations provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Job Category: Safe Options Support
Job Type: Full Time On the Road Remote
Job Location: Brooklyn Queens

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