PROGRAM OVERVIEW (Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment, Thrive NYC Peer Initiative) The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Division of Mental Hygiene seeks a Peer Support Implementation Specialist for its Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment (BADUPCT). BADUPCT works to reduce morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers. BADUPCT develops, implements and evaluates interventions and prevention strategies through: Contracting of treatment, recovery and support services; Policy analysis and development; Epidemiology and surveillance; Dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; Harm reduction initiatives; Public and provider outreach and education and; Community involvement and interagency collaboration.

POSITION OVERVIEW (currently funded through June 2018) The Peer Support Implementation Specialist, reporting to the Director of Care Innovation and QI and regularly collaborating with the Office of Consumer Affairs, has the primary responsibility to work directly with programs that serve substance users to develop peer support service positions within their organizations.


• Identify agencies that are interested in developing peer support services

• Develop multilevel training materials for providers interested in developing peer support services., geared to all levels of agency staff – administrative, programmatic, and fiscal

• Identify Medicaid billing and other payer pathways to reimburse peer support services

• Develop model job descriptions for peer support services

• Develop model workflows for peer support services

• Develop training materials and practice guides on billing practices, role delineation and supervision of peer support workers

• Provide site specific technical assistance on implementation of peer support services

• Design a mechanism such as a spreadsheet for tracking providers and the assistance they received and number of peer advocates they incorporate into their services

• Work with an evaluation team to assess progress of implementation

• Work on other projects as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health or related field

• Minimum of 2 years professional experience with program development and/or training in substance use programming

• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a team

• Knowledge of peer services preferred

• Intermediate/advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint) skills

• Excellent oral and written communication skills


FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and salary history. TO APPLY To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including salary requested and how your experience relates to this position, to publichealthjobs@fphnyc.org indicating “Peer Support Implementation Specialist _your name” in subject line.

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

About The Fund for Public Health NYC

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.