Peer Mentor

  • Part Time
  • Bronx, NY
  • Applications have closed

Osborne Association Inc

Description:Osborne Association serves individuals, families, and communities affected by the criminal justice system. Through our programs, we offer opportunities for people to heal from and repair harm, restore their lives, and thrive. We challenge systems rooted in racism and retribution and fight for policies and practices that promote true safety, justice, and liberation.

At Osborne, we are guided by core values and shared beliefs. We honor everyone’s capacity to change, celebrate our shared humanity, are united in our pursuit of justice and equity, take all possible steps to keep our commitments, and advocate for people and principles with fierce and tenacious determination.

Osborne is opening its first transitional housing and reentry program, The Fulton Community Reentry Center (Fulton). Fulton will provide 140 beds of transitional reentry housing to formerly incarcerated men who would otherwise be homeless after discharge from a correctional facility. Fulton will also provide onsite reentry services, including case management, benefits enrollment, employment, health, and substance use disorder treatment. The facility operates 365 days on a 24-hour basis daily, including evening and weekend hours (some positions will require non-traditional work hours).

We seek a full-time Peer Mentor to join our Fulton Community Reentry Center Team. The Peer Mentor is responsible for providing encouragement and appropriate support to help participants reintegrate into community life through program engagement and advocates for participants’ needs. This position reports to the Program Coordinator.


Conduct one-to-one meetings with participants, along with facilitating small group sessions
Assist program participants with completing required assignments
Meet with participants on an ongoing, as-needed basis both on and off-site for support, advice, and guidance
Assist with connecting participants to community-based support resources, including but not limited to escorting participants to appointments
Assist participants in obtaining identification such as birth certificates, social security cards, government identification, and any other documents
Document contacts, interventions, and interactions with participants in a timely manner and in accordance with established policies and procedures
Work collaboratively with other Osborne programs
Establish professional mentoring relationships with the residents to promote positive reintegration into the community
In-person collaboration is an essential function of the job
Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent required
One year of experience in working with individuals directly impacted by the criminal justice system required
Key Competencies

Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines, strong attention to detail, and time management skills
Ability to work in teams and collaborate effectively with people in different functions
Excellent interpersonal, communications, and analytical skills are necessary.
Must be well-organized and detail-oriented
Knowledge of target population and area resources
Exceptional organizational and time management skills and the ability to work effectively without close supervision
Benefits of Working for the Osborne Association

Generous benefits including four weeks of vacation, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedule, excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, and a 403(b) plan with a company match. Career development through ongoing training and individual development plans.

The Osborne Association is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, unemployment status, or any other protected category. The Osborne Association takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Thank you for your interest in the Osborne Association. Be sure to include a cover letter with your application. No phone calls, please. We wish we could personally respond to each application; however, we cannot do so due to the volume of interest received.

** Salary is based on commensurate experience and other qualifications.

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