Office: Bronx
Position Type: Regular part time

The Osborne Association’s Elder Reentry Initiative (ERI) assists individuals coming home from prison and jail who are over age 50. In the case of prison reentry, individuals have served more than 10 years and often closer to 20, 30, or more years. Reentry poses many challenges and this program aims to smooth this transitional path, assisting with referrals and adjustment to being back in the community. The peer mentor would assist staff and act as a guide for people coming home.

This position would work within the five boroughs of New York City, and be supervised by an ERI care manager in Osborne’s Bronx office. The position is a part-time role and will require approximately 20 hours of work per week. 


The Peer Mentor will assist with a variety of activities, depending on skill, interest, experience, and availability. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Position Requirements

Applicants should possess strong interpersonal skills; empathy/compassion; patience; knowledge of technology; an understanding of professional boundaries; and the ability to direct and assist others with public transportation, medical care, and social services.

Applicants must be able to travel via NYC public transportation, and occasionally navigate non-ADA compliant buildings in order to escort participants to appointments.  Prefer “credible messengers” who identify as an older adult with experience with the criminal justice system.

Related Skills or Knowledge: Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus. Strong writing and communications skills; basic knowledge of organizations that serve people in prison, their families and formerly incarcerated people, and a belief in and willingness to encourage and empower leadership among those directly affected; strong organizational skills; ability to work independently and take initiative, as well as generate creative solutions; attention to detail; a passion for social justice and justice related advocacy.

Benefits of Working for the Osborne Association:  Career development through ongoing trainings, individual development plans and goals. 


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.  Please be sure to include a cover letter with your application.  We wish we could personally respond to each application but due to the volume of interest we receive, we are not able to.  Please, no phone calls.

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