Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.

  • Peer Support Specialist - Terry's Place PROS - Tues, 10a-2:30p & Thurs, 10a-3p Old Bethpage

    Job Locations US-NY-Old Bethpage
    Job ID
    Direct Care
  • Overview

    Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) founded in 1977 and headquartered in Old Bethpage, benefits and proudly supports more than 4,000 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury. It is the mission of FREE to help individuals of all abilities realize their full potential. FREE provides a diverse array of supports and services including: housing, recovery services, transition to work, employment, day, community and family services, respite, crisis services, education and after-school support, primary and specialty health care and advocacy.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.



    PROS Peer Specialist is responsible to articulate and model the recovery philosophy of the PROS program. Peer Specialist is responsible for running a variety of groups that focus on the mental health barriers that prevent program participants from achieving their self-identified life goals such as going back to work, living independently, going back to school and improving their overall quality of life.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Facilitate a variety of therapy groups daily and weekly aimed at helping individuals develop the skills needed to move forward on their life goals.
    • Communicate as part of a team to ensure best possible treatment for the individuals in program
    • Completing documentation including but not limited to group notes, daily sign in/out, community meeting agenda, and any reviewable incidents.
    • Perform Lunch and Bus duty on regular basis as assigned
    • Adhere to the organizations Code of Ethics
    • Always communicate in a respectful manner with all people including the people we support, supervisors, other valued team members, and members of the community.
    • Complete all required trainings.
    • Maintain confidentiality.
    • Prevent, recognize and report abuse toward the people we support
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • Peer Certification preferred
    • Ability to use computer for documentation, research and teaching others
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Valid driver’s license preferred



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