|Peer Specialist, Family Mental Health Program (Ossining and Port Chester)
|Claire Hurst, Director of MCRT/Restorative Justice – Mobile Crisis – PC
Family Services of Westchester, Inc. (FSW) provides mental health and social services that strengthen and support families, children and individuals at every stage of their lives. Serving 30,000 people a year, including 20,000 children, with nearly 50 innovative programs, including counseling, education and support, FSW is a pillar of health in the Westchester community, here to create hope, restore dignity and connect families with the resources to get back on track.
Family Services of Westchester’s Mobile Crisis Response Teams (MCRT) in Port Chester/catchment area and Ossining/Catchment area act as Emergency First Responder Providers for those in the community that are experiencing a mental health, substance use disorder crisis that includes suicide risk. The calls come from Police who have received 911 calls for assistance and there is close collaboration with the corresponding Police departments. The Mobile Crisis Response teams will be prepared 24/7 to respond to crises in person or at times when appropriate by telephone.
Family Services of Westchester is currently seeking Peer Specialist (Supporters/Counselors) for our Mobile Crisis Response Teams. MCRT Peer Counselors will be first responders and part of a dynamic team that dispatches to mental health crises in the Ossining and Port Chester communities.
POSITION: Peer Specialist
STATUS: Flexible Schedule
SUPERVISED BY: Director of MCRT/Restorative Justice – Mobile Crisis – PC
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Dispatch to mental health crises in Ossining and Port Chester
- Assess, engage, de-escalate and stabilize people and situations
- Help people get linked to the services they need
- Interface with community leaders, police and providers
- High School Diploma
- Lived experience required
- High School Diploma and lived experience required
- Peer Specialist training preferred/Credible Messenger a plus
- Bilingual required (English/Spanish)
- Must have a valid NYS driving license
- COVID-19 VACCINATION IS REQUIRED
There are a variety of benefits to joining Family Services of Westchester, an organization with over 65 years of history impacting vulnerable communities. In addition to the opportunity to connect with and help thousands of residents in Westchester County, FSW offers its employees an inspiring, diverse and team-based work environment with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) and generous paid time off.
At FSW, we enjoy working in a collaborative, mission-driven environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace that prioritizes our clients and the communities we serve. If you want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people across the communities of Westchester, and if this Peer Specialist position speaks to your capabilities, experience and commitment to social service, please complete the online application on Indeed.com, and upload your resume and cover letter with salary requirements. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or email.
To apply, please send resume to Claire Hurst @ Claire.Hurst@fsw.org
Family Services of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer.