NYAPRS Seeks Peer Division Director, Queens Peer Bridgers

NYAPRS Seeks Peer Division Director, Peer Bridgers

The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) is a longtime dedicated change agent for policies and programs that promote recovery, rights, dignity, community inclusion and peer support for all. Since 1994, we have developed, delivered and supported nationally replicated innovative peer to peer initiatives in New York and nationally.

NYAPRS currently seeks to fill the following positions in our Peer Services Division:


Peer Services Division Director

The NYAPRS Peer Services Division Director oversees and supports the development and implementation of nationally replicated peer service innovations and corresponding training and technical assistance.

They are a key member of NYAPRS’ leadership team who will support the successful delivery and continued refinement of NYAPRS peer service pilots and programs serving a diversity of groups, in a variety of sites and using multiple forms of reimbursement.

They will hire, train and support our peer support team members to advance the dignity, hope, health and lives of the people we serve.

They will oversee the Division budget, evaluate program outcomes, deliver state and national presentations and technical assistance. 

This position may be located in the Albany or New York City areas.


Community Peer Bridgers

One Full time and One Part Time position in Queens

Peer bridgers engage and support individuals with significant mental health, substance use and medical conditions in trust-based and mutually accountable relationships that foster hope, purpose, improved health and satisfying and successful lives in communities of choice. They may provide transitional support to people in emergency, inpatient and other institutional setting and/or engage individuals in the community who have had frequent avoidable readmissions, criminal justice involvement and/or homelessness.

Peer bridgers provide personalized support to individuals that can advance wellness and recovery, relapse prevention and crisis support, financial and housing stability and social connections. Bridgers offer both individualized support and help facilitate regular peer support groups, in both the institutions and the community.

All applicants must have lived experience with the recovery process and behavioral health service systems, demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in leading support groups, facility with computers and Microsoft Suite products, very good documentation and time management skills and a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and the ability to travel.

Peer Bridgers must have a GED or High School diploma. The Director must have Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in human services, as well as technical assistance, training and project development skills.

We offer a highly competitive benefit package including health, dental and vision care benefits, retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program and  paid time off and holidays. Please submit cover letter, salary requirements and resume by August 18, 2017 to hr@nyaprs.org or by regular mail to NYAPRS, 194 Washington Avenue, #400, Albany, NY 12210 ATTN: HR Manager. www.nyaprs.org

NYAPRS is an equal opportunity employer. Lived experience with mental health services and systems strongly preferred for all positions