Title : Respite Specialist

Department : BH - Treatment Services

Type : Full Time

Location : Brooklyn, NY

Job Details :

S:US is looking for a Respite Specialist to join our Bright Corner Respite Program

About the Position

The Respite Specialist at SUS works in the provision of a hospital diversion model that provides temporary services, including residential or respite care, so that clients can stay in a warm, friendly, safe, and supportive home-like environment. You will be part of a team teaching clients how to use new recovery and relapse prevention skills through 24-hour peer support, self-advocacy education, self-help training, and mutual understanding. As the Respite Specialist, you will develop partnerships with guests experiencing crisis in order to promote a safe, comfortable, and secure environment. You will utilize your own personal experience with the mental health system in order to aid the guest's personal recovery process.

About the Behavioral Health Services

S:US is working to break down barriers and open new doors to our clients in order to help people recover, lead productive lives, and move past their challenges. The Behavioral Health Services are divided into three main divisions: Care Coordination, Treatment Services, and Recovery Services. Our programs and services are offered in a manner that is respectful and highly supportive, acknowledge the informed choice of each individual, and are grounded in evidence-based practice. 

Salary: $36,000 / year


  • Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FS)
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Assistance 
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Commuter Plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) & Holidays
  • Wellness Initiatives and Employee Assistance Program


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Graduate of Core Peer Specialist Training program preferred
  • Able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 virus
  • 1 year of experience in a behavioral health or related setting
    • Usage of the recovery model preferred
  • Lived experience with the mental health system and willingness to share personal experience
  • Flexible schedule to provide evening, night, weekend, and holiday coverage as needed
  • Bilingual, preferred

About S:US

At S:US, we are a nonprofit with a staff of 1,800 providing $245 million in services annually working to drive scalable solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances for people with disabilities, people in poverty, and people facing homelessness. Our efforts are supported by various local, state, and federal government entities as well as foundations, corporations, and individual donors. We take what we learn on the ground and use it to change systems and impact policy. We work with communities and individuals in every corner of the city and on Long Island by delivering high quality services that address the complex circumstances of each person in order to transform lives, improve neighborhoods, and boost future generations. 

Apply today.

Our short application process takes less than 3 minutes on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.