Peer Counselor, Villa Avenue

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.

Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED and experience working with homeless and substance abuse population. Experience with the housing first model preferred. Spanish speaking a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org EOE.