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Peer Corps Coordinator - NYC DOHMH

Vibrant Emotional Health
New York City, New York, United States
November 08, 2018


Formerly the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), Vibrant Emotional Health’s groundbreaking solutions have delivered high quality services and support, when, where and how people need it for over 50 years. Through our state-of-the-art technology-enabled services, community wellness programs, and advocacy and education work, we are building a society in which emotional wellness can be a reality for everyone.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Division of Mental Hygiene seeks a Peer Corps Coordinator for its Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment (BADUPCT). BADUPCT works to reduce morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers. BADUPCT develops, implements and evaluates interventions and prevention strategies through: Contracting of treatment, recovery and support services; Policy analysis and development; Epidemiology and surveillance; Dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; Harm reduction initiatives; Public and provider outreach and education and; Community involvement and interagency collaboration.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The Peer Corps Coordinator, reporting to the Peer Corps Manager, is responsible for the day to day operations of the Peer Corps project, in conjunction with the Peer Corps Manager. This involves the hiring, training and placing peers into Peer Corps internships. Providing ongoing supports and assistance to the Peer Corps members and placement sites.

The Peer Corps Coordinator will be responsible for the following activities, including but not limited to:

•Liaison with NYC Service and programs hosting Peer Corps members.

•Direct supervision of the Peer Corps Specialist.

•Recruit, interview and orient 20 Peer Corps members annually.

•Develop and provide training to Peer Corps members and task supervisors on a range of topics designed to orient them to the Peer Corps role.

•Provide additional supervisory support to 8-10 of the Peer Corps members.

•Develop mechanisms for data collection and reporting.

•Write monthly progress reports including data and narrative for internal oversight and NYC Service.

•Other related duties as assigned.


•Minimum Bachelor’s degree or in a related subject.

•The successful candidate will have experience with substance use and vocational services.

•This candidate will also have demonstrated competence/experience in program/training development and in peer support as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

*The Peer Corps Coordinator will be an employee of the Vibrant Emotional Health, Inc. Individuals with lived experience with behavioral health services are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Please mail, email or fax letter of interest and resume to the attention of Mindy Nass at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.


NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Division of Mental Hygiene

42-09 28th Street, 19th Floor

Long Island City, NY 11101


Fax: 347-396-8976

Vibrant Emotional Health is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, caregiver status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.