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Peer Support Specialist

Employer: Family Service of Rhode Island
134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence, RI 02904
Contact: Jillian Sam
Phone: 4013311350

Email: samji@familyserviceri.org

Job Description

Due to funding from ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act), this position is eligible for a pro-rated Monthly Stipend. This is currently effective from date of hire until the end of June 2023.

FSRI is always looking for candidates that want to make a positive impact on the community we serve in!

Position Summary: The Peer Support Specialist is responsible for engaging and serving at-risk youth who have been identified as potential victims of CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children). The Peer Support Specialist will provide culturally competent services as well as use their lived experience to develop authentic relationships. The role of Peer Support Specialist is to provide youth with support, trauma-informed advocacy, collaboration with families, community resources, community providers and treatment team members with the goal towards safety, self-sufficiency and empowerment.


High School diploma or GED.
Lived experience with human trafficking and/or child welfare involvement.
Minimum of 1 years’ experience providing peer support
Must be willing to be certified as a Peer Support Specialist within 2 years of hire.
Effective communication skills to include written, conflict resolution and mediation.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work a flexible schedule to include some evenings and weekends.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Here at FSRI, we’re dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. If you’re excited about one of our career opportunities, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be the perfect fit for this or another opportunity!

Only together can we continue to grow and make a difference in our communities.
Join our FAMILY today!

About Us:
At Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI), we succeed by lifting others. Founded in 1892, our long history of non-profit service has always been tailored to meet the unique and ever-changing needs of the diverse Rhode Island community in which we serve. We have three offices located in Providence, but our employees provide impactful services state-wide. We are engaged, committed, and passionate about our work helping others, and care deeply about our mission to advance equity, opportunity, and hope in our communities.

Family Service of Rhode Island provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


Salary Levels

$19.00 - $23.00

Positions Available

There are 1 positions available at this time.

Application Period

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 through Friday, June 30, 2023

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