Peer Support Specialist -- HepC
Req #: 42245
Full Time
Shift: Days
HEP-C Grant
United Health Services Hospitals
Binghamton, NY
Weekly hours: 40

Peer Support Specialist

United Health Services is seeking a Peer Support Specialist to join our Hep C Grant Team in Binghamton, NY. This is a BENEFITS-ELIGIBLE position.

Shift: Days
Hours per week: 40
Salary range: 15.00-20.25

Position Overview

  • The Peer Support Specialist provides peer support, information, and advocacy to individuals at risk for or diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Candidate will possess a strong understanding of Hepatitis C and substance use disorder.
  • Please note, that as a Peer Support Specialist, we are specifically looking for someone with living/lived experience with Hep C (current or cured in the case of Hep C). We welcome you to self-identify within your application, cover letter, or resume. Please know that beyond self-identifying your Hep-C status in your job application, you will not be asked to share any other details about your HCV story in the job interview.
  • As a peer, you are incorporating your lived expereinces into the duties of this role, which often includes personal disclosures of that lived experiences. For example, this position does ask that within educational, peer group settings, and when connecting with other organizations, you are comfortable identifying as someone who has or had Hepatitis C. You can of course set limits around how much you share based on your comfort level. A person may or may not feel comfortable sharing how they contracted Hep C and that is not required. Additionally, experiences of trauma and violence may not feel safe to share. Please share on your own terms and your safety in sharing always comes first.

Position Requirements

  • Education/Experience
    • Minimum Required:
      • HS Diploma or equivalent
    • Preferred:
      • Not Applicable

  • License/Certification
    • Minimum Required:
      • Peer Support Specialist Certification or obtain certification within twelve (12) months of hire
      • Valid Drivers License
    • Preferred:
      • Not Applicable
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Conrad Romero
Conrad Romero
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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Binghamton, a friendly and close-knit city in Broome County, offers beautiful and affordable homes in downtown, suburban and rural settings, as well as good public and private schools. Nightlife and cultural activities include craft breweries, restaurants and award-winning wineries. First Fridays celebrate local artists and there are frequent music and food festivals. Outdoor activities also abound, from skiing and golf to hiking, biking and more.