Peer Counselor - 2nd Chance
Project Renewal

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Post Date: Oct 27, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $39,000-$44,000
Location: US - New York - New York City
Job Reference: - n/a -
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Title: Peer Counselor

Program: Samhsa Opioid Prevention Program (2nd Chance)

Overall Responsibilities:

The Peer Counselor will provide non-clinical peer support in the Community as well as The Recovery Center. These support services include outreach, client engagement in treatment, reinforcing client’s engagement and connecting clients to community-based treatment and recovery services. The Peer Counselor will provide outreach at shelters, drop-in centers and medical clinics using education and lived experience to connect people to treatment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Peer Counselor include but are not limited to the following activities:

    Engaging individuals to consider entering addiction treatment programs
    Raising awareness of existing social and support services and linking individuals to formal recovery supports
    Providing education and training regarding overdose prevention to individuals who have overdosed or at risk for overdosing
    Modeling coping skills
    Developing recovery plans
    Providing crisis support, especially after periods of hospitalizations or incarceration
    Participating in case conferences
    Providing all documentation required by federal, state and local funders


    High School Diploma or HSE
    Certified Recovery Peer Advocate approved by OASAS
    Minimum of 1 year working with a homeless population
    Bilingual or Multilingual a plus

All newly hired Project Renewal staff must provide verification of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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