Peer Counselor

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering men, women and children to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.


Program:             The Villa

Title:                     Peer Counselor


Program Description:

Villa Avenue is a new permanent housing program in the Bronx.  It will provide housing to 56 formerly homeless men and women in a congregate setting.  47 units will be dedicated to housing active substance abusers and 9 units will be dedicated to housing individuals with mental illness.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Peer Counselor include but are not limited to the following activities:         

·         Provide referrals for clients for medical care, substance abuse services, and employment services as necessary

·         Escort clients to appointments off site

·         Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and communicate effectively with other team members

·         Complete home visits and office visits with the clients

·         Complete case notes in a timely manner

·         Facilitate weekly groups

·         Attend trainings as required



  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Experience working with homeless and substance abuse population

  • Experience with the housing first model preferred

  • Spanish speaking a plus



To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to:



Project Renewal is an equal opportunity employer.  Its long-standing policy has been to embrace the equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (see separately issued Gender Discrimination policy for more detail), physical or mental disability, age (18 and over), military status, arrest record, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, status as a victim or witness of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws.