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Job Summary

Job Type

Full Time
Employee

Relevant Work Experience

Entry Level

Education Level

High School or Equivalent

Compensation

$26,000 - $30,360 annually (Includes free room & board in transitional residence)

Availability

Full-Time

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Peer Support Specialist (YHDP)

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Program: Youth Services Transitional Housing/Rapid Re-Housing Program

General Overview or Main Functions:  Provides peer support and activities of social engagement for the Transitional Housing and Rapid Re-Housing components of the YHDP program, including assistance with referrals, admission assessments and Intake. Maintains safe environment for young adults and staff. Ensures the sleeping hour supervision (Midnight – 8am) of the Transitional Residence is covered each day of the week, in partnership with additional Peer Support Specialist. Assures required records and communications are completed and maintained. Follows written procedures of regulatory and certifying bodies (HAWNY, HUD, Medicaid, DSS, OSHA, Health Department, etc.) as well as upholding guidelines, procedures and policies of Community Missions, Inc. On-Call responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED; Associate’s Degree preferred. Lived experience with homelessness a must; Minimum 21 years of age; Red Cross Training; Infraction-clear NYS Driver’s License. Previous experience with transition age youth, homeless youth or adults; computer skills; Conflict Resolution skills; Ability to work within a team; Independent Living Skills.

Salary Range: $26,000 – $30,360 Annualized (Based on Experience) - Provided free room and board in the Transitional Residence

Hours: Full Time

Grade Level: 2

Status: Non-Exempt

Letter of Interest & Resume required by Monday, December 20.

**On August 16, 2021, Gov. Cuomo announced that all healthcare workers in New York State, would be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 7, 2021. As Community Missions falls under the healthcare workers vaccine mandate, all applicants must be willing to receive vaccination within 5-10 days of a conditional offer of employment, unless in a position to request a vaccination accommodation. For specific questions, please contact Sandy Brandon, VP of Human Resources & Compliance, at 285-3403 x.2270.**


 

By The Numbers...

In 2020, Community Missions provided:

11,504 nights of shelter

197,863 meals

1,102 individuals with clothing

2,471 care days in Youth Services

38,764 care days in Recovery Services

71,864 care days in Housing Services

145 reflections & resources for Faith Development

 

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