Peer Corps Coordinator (Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment)

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

About the organization

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)- Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment (BADUPCT) works to reduce morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers through contracting and oversight of prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery and support services; policy analysis and development; epidemiology, surveillance, and evaluation; development and dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; harm reduction initiatives; public and provider outreach and education; and community involvement and interagency collaboration.


The Peer Corps Coordinator will coordinate all activities associated with the Peer Corps Project. This includes recruiting and supporting Peer Corps members, and identifying community resources to support placement sites, including direct connection to harm reduction and syringe support services. The Peer Corps Coordinator will also provide task management of the Peer Corps Specialists who will assist in the implementation and ongoing development of the Peer Corps project.

Under direction from the supervisor, the Peer Corps Coordinator will carry out the main functions of the community facing operations of the Peer Corps program:
• Provide outreach and engagement with the growing peer workforce to identify and recruit Peer Corps members.
• Maintain ongoing communication with peer corps members.
• Communicate regularly with organizational partners and community hosting sites.
• Identify and share community resources supporting peer corps members and their sites to connect shelter residents to needed services.
• Conduct weekly/bi-weekly site visits and addressing any issues at host sites including but not limited to role and team expectations and access to community resources.
• Collect and tabulate statistics and performance indicators.
• Write concise summaries of activities and findings.
• Provide task-management for the Peer Corps Specialist under the direction from or in the absence of the Senior Workforce Development Manager.
• Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills
- S/he will have experience with vocational services and/or working with a volunteer or early career workforce.
- Experience with the social service system in NYC with specific emphasis on mental health and substance use.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
- The candidate will also be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills.
- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high volume environment.
- Proficiency in Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint


Proposed Salary Range: $ 54,100.00 - $ 62,215.00 (Annual)

Application instructions

To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 496860.

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