Peer Liaison/Coordinator (NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker Certification Preferred)

CAI is seeking a highly motivated professional for the FULL-TIME position of Peer Liaison, New York City Trauma Informed Care Initiative. The Peer Liaison will work closely with the Project Deputy Director for Peer Programs to provide support and assistance for the peers employed by agencies in the New York City Trauma Informed Care Initiative. These agencies are Federally Qualified Health Centers, care coordination programs, Ryan White service providers, hospitals, and syringe exchange programs providing one or more of the following services: HIV prevention, care and treatment, outpatient primary care, and harm reduction services. This is a NYC-based position.


  • Support peers and the corresponding agencies participating in the NYC TIC Initiative in attaining and/or maintaining their NYS DOH Peer Certification
  • Assist peers and the corresponding agencies participating in the NYC TIC Initiative in understanding the peer role in trauma informed care and in retention in care
  • With the NY TIC team, facilitate scheduling, planning, and supporting trainings for peers and their supervisors
  • Contribute to writing reports, developing PowerPoint presentations, and preparing training materials
  • Manage invoicing process to ensure participating agencies are reimbursed for peers’ salaries and fringe benefits
  • Support technical assistance to agencies through communication, scheduling, documents, and as needed, participation in technical assistance encounters
  • Manage project communication, including preparing and sending email alerts and monitoring and updating website content
  • Keep project records regarding peers, including information on certification status, job description, etc.
  • Manage and coordinate development of project resources, including collation of all training materials and coordination of curriculum and tool development
  • Perform other duties as necessary/assigned


  • Current NYS AIDS Institute Peer Worker Certification strongly preferred
  • 1 to 2 years of pertinent full-time work preferred
  • Understanding of or interest in trauma and trauma informed care, and its relationship to health outcomes
  • Experience and comfort with strategically sharing lived experience as part of a professional role
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Creative mindset and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong team player and adept at managing multiple projects and priorities


    CAI offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and working conditions. When applying for the position include your AI Peer Certification Status (not certified, certification in progress, currently certified).  Apply for this job.