Job Information

Organization: Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.

Posting Start: 2024-02-06

Location: Rochester, NY

Job Title: Peer Support Specialist

Posting End: 2024-04-26

A Brief Job Description:

JOB TITLE:                   Peer Support Specialist

STATUS:                      Full-Time and Part-Time; Non-exempt

PAY RATE:                   $19-21/hour, DOE

Veterans Outreach Center is pleased to begin hiring for our soon-to-be open Peer Support Recreation Center.  We are seeking evening and weekend NYS-certified Peer Support Specialists.


  • Assists clients in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy.
  • Provides role modeling to clients regarding their behavior and interactions with others.
  • Models effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.
  • Provides individual support to clients and facilitates conflict resolution if needed.
  • Facilitates various trainings, workshops, groups and activities for clients and families.
  • Effectively engages and communicates with other program staff to integrate client services.
  • Provides advocacy according to the clients’ needs.
  • Coordinates activities and maintains appropriate schedules for location.
  • Collaborates with community agencies to identify resources.
  • Provides information about community and natural supports.
  • Communicates concerns regarding client statements or behaviors to appropriate program staff.
  • Attends formal and informal training seminars relating to the position.
  • Participates in community activities as representative of Peer Support Services as needed.



  • Previous military experience   Must be a certified NYS Peer Specialist or be able to obtain certification within the first 4 months of employment.
  • HS diploma or higher level of education achieved along with one year of experience in peer support.
  • Able to work evenings until 11pm and weekend hours as well.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills; a willingness to be helpful, flexible, patient, and creative; and the ability to remain calm during crisis situations are
  • A nonjudgmental approach that reflects cultural competency and sensitivity to the unique needs and diverse experiences of the individuals served.
  • Must have organizational skills, be accountable, accurately collect and record data, write reports and maintain accurate and up-to-date client files.
  • Valid NY State driver’s license.
  • Strong ethical character with ability to abide by VOC values of Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence.

 Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces are encouraged to apply.

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