Job Information

Organization: East House Corporation

Posting Start: 07/01/2021

Location: Rochester

Job Title: Awake Overnight Crisis Peer Mentor – Affinity Place

Posting End: 07/31/2021

A Brief Job Description:

To be considered for employment, candidates must be a past or present consumer of mental health and/or chemical addiction services who can relate to others who are currently using those services (peer). Candidates must be able to share personal experience and encourage wellness and recovery. Unfortunately, we will not be able to consider candidates who do not meet this qualification.

Provides awake overnight peer support and supervision to ensure safety and security of the environment. Assists guests in articulating goals for recovery. Assists guests in determining barriers to community integration. Provides appropriate interventions based on guests’ goals. Observes progress guests make toward meeting objectives. Effectively engages and communicates with other Program staff to integrate guest services. Maintains safety of guests and facility through regular monitoring of environment; identifies and addresses problems as needed per unit procedure. Provides immediate response to crises and emergencies in accordance with East House policies and procedures. Identifies and communicates concerns regarding guest statements or behaviors to appropriate program staff. Responds to warm line calls for persons in crisis. Conducts check in and check out activities that facilitate timely access to service. Provides role modeling to guests regarding their behavior and interactions with others. Models effective coping techniques and self-help strategies. Provides regular light housekeeping and re-stocking of facility as needed. Provides clerical support such as making copies, setting up files or folders, etc. as directed by immediate supervisor. Prepares household supply inventory as directed by immediate supervisor. Performs routine facility maintenance tasks including exterior maintenance such as clearing pathways as needed. Completes unit specific overnight checklist items. Maintains documentation to the standards defined by regulators, funders and East House policies and procedures. Performs chart audits as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Hours: 35 hours per week, Sunday through Thursday, 11 PM to 7 AM


High school diploma or GED. Previous experience in a Peer role preferred. Previous experience in a crisis setting a plus. Peer Certification preferred (CRPA or NYCPS, provisional and/or permanent). If not currently certified, employee will obtain certification (provisional and/or permanent) within 18 months of hire.

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