March  8 , 2022

Families Together in New York State will be hosting a virtual job fair on Thursday, October 14th.  Applicants may find available positions and job descriptions below from the participating organizations. Three separate times increments will be provided via Zoom for applicants to discuss the vacancies and ask any questions about the offered positions.

 Applicants are encouraged to send resumes to the participating organizations of their choosing. You will find instructions on how to do so in each toggle.

When emailing the organization of your choosing, select a preferred meeting time (10-12 PM, 1-3 PM or 6-8 PM ) where you can interview with the organization for 15 minutes. Once the applicant and the interviewer have come to an agreed-upon time, you must register for your designated Zoom time slot here.

Hillside is the largest, oldest and most diversified provider of services for children and families in the country. We provide an ever-expanding range of child welfare, education, juvenile justice, developmental disabilities, and mental health services to children and families throughout Central and Western New York, as well as the Greater Washington Region.   

Hillside is seeking: Youth Peer Advocates (Full and part time) in Monroe county, Residential Family Peer Advocates (2 Full time) in Monroe county, Family Peer Advocate (Full or Part time) in Wyoming county, and Family Peer Advocate (Part time) in Stueben county.

Youth Peer Advocate Job Description

Family Advocate Job Description

Resumes should be sent to and any questions can be directed to (585)219-3028 

Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe

The Mental Health Association of Rochester/Monroe (MHA) has been providing community based peer support services since 1932.  The MHA offers a comprehensive array of recovery and wellness support services to individuals and families experiencing mental health related challenges.  Whether it is a parent of a child with emotional challenges, an individual facing a mental illness, or a community member looking to learn more about mental health, the MHA is here to provide support and education to help community members make informed decisions about mental wellness.  The MHA embraces the concept of peer support with over 80% of staff identifying as a consumer or family member of a person living with a mental illness.  The MHA currently provides services in the counties of Monroe, Ontario and Livingston. 

Family Peer Advocate Job Description

Resumes should be sent to and any questions can be directed to (585) 325-3145, ext. 124

New Directions

New Directions is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency with a heritage going back more 130 years. Our mission is to foster resilient, self-reliant families and permanence for at-risk children in the shortest time possible, by promoting safe, respectful, responsible, and goal-directed behavior. We do this through our dedicated, caring staff and by employing our treatment philosophy of Normative Culture. 

New Directions has been providing Family Peer Support Services in Niagara County for over 20 years. We have recently expanded to all 8 counties of WNY (Niagara, Erie, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua) 

Family Peer Support Specialist Job Description

Resumes should be sent to 

Aspire hope

AspireHope NY, Inc. is a Peer Run, Youth-Driven, Independent Family Support organization with more than 50% Peers on the Board of Directors. The Administration, Family Peer Advocates and Youth Peer Advocates are also Peers.  Our Mission is to engage individutals, families and communities in improving their own mental and physical health through services led and supported by peers who have been through relevant experiences. Although our business office is in Steuben County, we serve multiple counties in the Finger lakes region.

Counties:  Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Schuyler, Steuben, Chemung, Tioga, Allegany counties.

Family Engagement Specialist Job Description

Youth Peer Advocate Job Description

Resumes should be sent to  and any questions can be directed to 1-800-934-4244


Through the power of supportive friendships, Compeer serves as a bridge to enhanced wellness and community integration for those with social and emotional barriers.

We envision a day when all communities embrace individuals and their families living with mental health challenges; when prevention begins early with children and their families; when living, learning, working and volunteering in the community is given expression through the social inclusion of all individuals and supported by the power of friendship and hope.

All inquiries and resumes can be directed to:

Josh Higgins, Program Manager of Youth and Family Services
Tel: (585) 546-8280 ext: 217
Fax: (585) 325-2558

Family Peer Mentor Job Description

Mental Health Advocates of Western New York

For over 50 years, Mental Health Advocates of WNY (formerly Mental Health Association of Erie County) has been deeply committed to providing essential non-clinical services that address the needs of individuals, families and communities living with mental illness.

Through awareness, education, prevention, early intervention programs and supportive services, we advocate for and actively promote mental health and wellness for adults, families and children in homes, schools and workplaces across Western New York.

More infromation can be found at:

How to Apply: Please senda cover letter with resume to:
MHA, ATTN: Career OpportunitiesYPA; 1021 Broadway,Buffalo, NY 14212

Youth Peer Advocate Position

Family Peer Advocate Position

Mental Health Association in Tompkins County

In cooperation with the Mental Health Association in New York State and Mental Health America, this Association will develop and maintain a coordinated citizens’ movement for the promotion of mental health and wellbeing in Tompkins County. As a team of Peer Specialists, we draw on our lived experience and specialized training to empower individuals, families, and groups through peer support, advocacy and the provision of services which promote mental health recovery, prevention of mental illness, and early intervention. We advocate for the human and civil rights of people with mental health concerns on the community level through educational programs and community conversations about mental health issues, barriers to accessing support, and combating the social stigma around mental health issues.

Send Resume’s and Applications to: Josephine Gibson, Executive Director, at 

For questions and concerns, please call 607 273-9250 

Family Peer Support Services Coordinator job description 

MHATC Job Application


Participating Agencies