Peer Support Specialist -- PrEP
Req #: 42370
Full Time
Shift: Days
HEP-C Grant
United Health Services Hospitals
Binghamton, NY
Weekly hours: 40

Peer Support Specialist, PrEP Program

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

Shift: Days
Hours per week: 40
Salary range: depending on experience


Peer Support Specialist Overview

The Peer Support Specialist provides peer support, information, and advocacy to individuals at risk for or diagnosed with or at risk for acquiring HIV. Candidate will possess a strong understanding of substance use disorder or HIV prevention. Must be a current or past consumer of mental health, substance use, co-occurring behavioral health services, HIV, or HCV treatment program or PrEP treatment program.

The PrEP Program is a multifaceted program that provides supportive, inclusive, non-judgmental HIV Prevention Services including case management and insurance navigation.

Peer Support Specialist Key Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Conduct regular outreach targeted at reaching people, at risk for acquiring HIV, or people living with HIV.
  • Outreach activities will include education or PrEP education including accessing PrEP services, HIV education, drug treatment education, linkage to care services, and providing applicable referrals/referral follow up.
  • HIV Peer will work closely with RAP Specialist to assist with case management including assessing participants for immediate needs that pose a barrier to treatment such as lack of insurance, transportation issues, housing, food insecurity, etc.
  • Escort patients to appointments as needed.
  • Assist Wellness Coordinator with medical appointment and lab appointment reminders. PrEP Peer will work closely with PrEP Specialist to assist patients on PrEP to access and complete treatment.
  • Assist PrEP Specialist with medical appointments and lab appointment reminders.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of program activities. Document all patient progress in electronic medical record.
  • Attend all required trainings and any additional training as needed to improve skills and knowledge surrounding HIV, PrEP and HIV prevention, substance use disorders, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, etc.
  • Work towards becoming a NYS Certified Peer.

Position Qualifications


  • HS Diploma or equivalent



  • Peer Support Specialist Certification or obtain certification within twelve (12) months of hire

Employee Benefits at United Health Services

When you work at United Health Services, you become part of our family. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits and compensation to our employees who make an impact every day.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Voluntary benefits, including cancer, pet, and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match model
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards and insurance discounts
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) counseling and concierge services
  • Free, extensive online training through HealthStream

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

About New York’s Southern Tier

As an employee of United Health Services, you’ll call the Southern Tier, or more specifically, the Greater Binghamton area, home. Known for entertainment and restaurants, craft brews, outdoor experiences, minor-league sports, family-friendly events, and a keenness for local history (like our connection to the Twilight Zone and our six antique carousels), Greater Binghamton offers something for everyone. We’re a short drive away from the Finger Lakes region in Central New York, three hours from New York City, and just shy of four hours from Niagara Falls, Canada.


United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at

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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.