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Peer Support Staff

RWJBarnabas Health
sick time, long term disability, tuition reimbursement
United States, New Jersey, Newark
201 Lyons Avenue (Show on map)
January 05, 2024
Peer Support Staff
Req #: 0000110100

Category: Behavioral and Mental Health

Status: Full-Time

Shift: Day

Facility: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Department: Emergency Screening

Newark Beth Israel Medical Ctr,
201 LYONS AVENUE, NEWARK, NJ 07112-2027


The Crisis Peer Specialist will provide support to high utilizing consumers and their families and will work in conjunction with a certified Mental Health Screener. The Crisis Peer Specialist will be available to consumers both on-site at the designated screening center and off-site in the community during mobile outreaches and community face to face follow-ups. The Crisis Peer Specialist will assist with identifying those high utilizing individuals who would benefit from face-to-face follow-ups. The off-site work may include working alongside a certified mental health screener who works directly with local trained law enforcement in the field. The goal will be to divert individuals from the screening center if possible as well as following up with individuals identified as being high utilizers of emergency services.

The addition of peer support services will extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting, promote wellness and recovery, support individuals to engage in treatment, and provide encouragement. The Crisis Peer Specialist will extend support outside of the clinical setting and aid the screening center in engaging consumers in their time of crisis with a special emphasis on diversion, prevention, linkage to services and the enhancement of the individual s strengths.

The Crisis Peer Specialist and Certified Screener will participate in RWJBH, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center orientation as well as department specific orientation and successful completion of BEST training Crisis De-Escalation Training. The Crisis Peer Specialist position would require a High School diploma or equivalent and one-year involvement in mental health advocacy.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required; one-year involvement in mental health advocacy required

Additional Information:

First established in 1901, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a 665-bed quaternary care, teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care for the region. Staffed with more than 800 physicians, 3200 employees, and 150 volunteers, our hospital is ready to provide you and your family with the quality care you need.

At Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, we are committed to quality and excellence in patient care. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and to provide you with an environment that is conducive to healing and promotes patient safety. The Newark Beth Israel Medical Center management and staff abide by the philosophy that all patients are to be treated with respect, dignity, and sensitivity.

The Children s Hospital of New Jersey provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient pediatric services that include a pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric emergency department, Valerie Fund Children s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, and a neonatal ICU with New Jersey s only ECMO unit. The pediatric staff pharmacist works in the decentralized pharmacy satellite and provides collaborative pharmaceutical care to the Children s Hospital of New Jersey including NICU and PICU, and the emergency department.

We offer a great work environment, competitive rates and excellent benefits, including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans
  • 401 (k)
  • Vacation/Personal/Holiday/Sick Time Off
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Basic Life & Accidental Death Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer