High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
At least two years working in the field of peer advocacy.
Ability to obtain correctional facility clearance and work within the constraints of the facility guidelines which can lock downs, screening of personal items including food and clothing restrictions, which can be changed at the discretion of the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Please Note that previous charges of arson, sexual assault, murder or possessing contraband, currently being on probation or parole, or having had contact with the criminal justice system in the last 2 years will disqualify individuals from receiving correctional facility clearance.
Ability to educate individuals and family members on the domains of recovery.
Certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate.
Ability to work under strict confidentiality with an ability to be receptive of feedback and supervision for improvement.
Peer Recovery Specialist will be seasoned in recovery and issues such as housing, transportation, peer support, career training, recovery supports and psychiatric rehabilitation programs.
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook.
Must be able to demonstrate excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred.
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals.
Requirements related to our mission. The Fortune Society encourages individuals to apply who have successfully made the transition from incarceration and/or substance abuse into a stable, productive lifestyle in the community.
Travel Requirements – Ability to travel throughout the five boroughs public transportation and via van.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, citizenship status, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.