AHI is a new peer-led project that emerged from a New York State class action settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and private plaintiffs living with mental health challenges who reside in New York City adult homes.
The Adult Home Initiative is designed to assist adult home residents through a multi-phased process leading to successful transition into supported housing. The initiative will provide peer supports during the in-reach, assessment, HRA approval, and moving transition phases, as desired and needed by the residents.
The initiative will utilize a range of individualized and group-based peer-informed strategies to promote housing transitions, striving to empower class members through exposure to possibilities, development of self-advocacy skills, promoting informed choice, and enhancing community engagement.
The Senior Peer Bridger is a team leader who utilizes their lived experience, and knowledge of peer support services, to support the Peer Bridgers to engage and assist residents in identifying and overcoming barriers to housing transition, addressing questions and fears, and building self-advocacy and systems-navigation skills.
The Senior Peer Bridger works with the Regional Coordinator to provide team support and to help promote consistent practices across sites in the initiative.
Position Location: Far Rockaway (COVID-19 work from home)
Position Status: Full Time
Apply Here: http://bit.ly/SRPEERADVOCATE