Peer Advocate


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1751 Park Ave
New York
United States of America



Position Overview

In a effort to engage clients in the community who maybe struggling with Opioid and Simulant use the The Treatment Peer will provide the following services for persons who use opioids and/or stimulants.



(1) Bridge transitions from hospital inpatient services and emergency rooms, the criminal justice system, homeless shelters and OASAS residential programs to addiction treatment at OASAS certified outpatient programs in the CASN Network.

(2) Offer outreach, engagement and motivational services to bridge and retain individuals in treatment.

(3) Provide navigation supports to access MAT and other treatment modalities.

(4) Lead or co-lead recovery-based groups.

(5) Provide outreach/recruitment in community locations where prospective clients congregate to connect them to OASAS-certified outpatient treatment programs.

(6) Use lived experience to motivate and encourage individuals to access and engage with treatment and recovery services, including modeling coping skills.

(7) Adhere to organizational and OASAS requirements as it relates to documentation of all services

Minimum Requirements


Educational Requirements

• Applicants can be a fully-certified or provisional Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) or be highly motivated to train as a CRPA (“trainees”). Trainees will be expected to provide supportive services as described above under supervision while they are in training and are eligible to have their certification expenses paid by a grant.

• Individuals will be trained in and utilize evidence-based practices in providing peer-oriented services that support treatment and recovery.

• Interested applicants must have a high school diploma, ability to work a flexible schedule and be able to travel throughout Bronx, Manhattan and Queens.

• Candidates should have experience with and/or desire to work with a culturally diverse population in an addiction service setting.


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This position is included in a bargaining unit of Housing Works’ New York City employees represented by a labor union known as the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (“RWDSU”).  Accordingly, the RWDSU has the exclusive right to bargain over the terms and conditions of employment related to this position and this position may become covered by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement (a “CBA”) between Housing Works and the RWDSU.