Statewide Peer Support Positions

Post your agency employment opportunities with us!  Email info@ftnys.org with a detailed description, application instructions (including deadline), contact person, website link and logo, if applicable. 

Family Peer Advocate positions at Family Service League, Inc. (part-time)

Family Service League is seeking a two, part-time Family Peer Advocates for the Parent to Parent Program. The Parent to Parent Program provides in-home family support to caregivers of children experiencing social, emotional, addiction or behavioral health challenges in their home, school or community. Parent advocates offer family peer support services to enhance the capacity of parents and guardians to care for their child. Support, information, referrals, and advocacy is provided to families raising children with serious emotional and behavioral challenges, utilizing advocate’s own personal experience. The program seeks to bridge the gap between families in need and community resources. This one-on-one connection provides the understanding that parents are not alone.
Click here to read full job description and instructions to apply today!

Youth Peer Advocate Coordinator position at WNY Independent Living, Inc. (part-time)

The YPA position covers the 5 counties of Erie, Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming and Niagara. WNYIL seeks someone 18-30 who self identifies as having personal lived experience as a young person with social, emotional, medical, developmental, substance use and/or behavioral challenges. Those interested can find the position through submitting a resume and cover letter via the posting at http://wnyil.org/Employment and on Indeed. 
Click here to read full job description and instructions to apply today!

Peer Specialist position at The Mental Health Association of Westchester, Inc. (full-time)

The MHA of Westchester is a community-based not-for-profit committed to recovery-focused mental health services through advocacy, community education and direct services. Recognized as the leader in Westchester in providing person-centered services that involve collaborating with each individual to achieve his or her goals.

OnTrackNY is a new, innovative treatment program that will serve adolescents and young adults (16-30 years old) who are within one year of experiencing the onset of non-affective psychosis. The Peer Specialist will provide direct peer support services to participants, contribute to treatment team planning, and assist with outreach and transitional care efforts in community and hospital settings. Click here to read full job description and instructions to apply today!

Peer Specialist position at Westchester Jewish Community Services, Inc. (full-time)

WJCS is currently searching for a full-time, 35 hours per week, Peer Specialist to work at their site in Peekskill, NY in the OnTrackNY Program.  The “OnTrackNY” Program is an innovative and exciting treatment program offered by WJCS in cooperation with a larger NY State research team. The program serves adolescents and young adults who are in the very early stages of a psychotic disorder. Click here to read full job description and instructions to apply today!

Family Peer Advocate Supervisor position at MHA of the Southern Tier, Inc. (part-time)

Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, Inc. is seeking a part-time FPA Supervisor for their Family Peer Support Services Program. Join their team to assist families whose children have special emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs by using a strengths-based, individualized care approach. Click here to read full job description and instructions to apply today!

Program Specialist – Respite Worker & Teen Challenge Program Assistant

Mental Health America of Dutchess County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making sure nobody gets left behind in our community due to lack of mental health services. Our staff and volunteers work day and night to: Strengthen families; Overcome fear; Help people dealing with anxiety; Link individuals to the supports they need; Provide safe spaces to heal; Break down stigma, and much, much more. Click here to read full job descriptions and instructions to apply today!

Mental Health Advocates of WNY hiring multiple Peer positions!

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. Click on each job description below for more info and how to apply:

Family Peer Advocate PT
Youth Peer Advocate FT & PT
Director of Youth Peer Services
Kinship Caregiver Position PT

Policy Coordinator position at RISE Magazine

Rise is seeking a Policy Coordinator who is driven by a passion for Rise’s mission, vision and organizational values; has a background in child welfare and related law and policy, with legislative advocacy and community organizing a plus; and thrives working in teams in a collaborative environment. Rise invests deeply in the leadership development of staff. This full-time role is an excellent position for growth for a self-starter with a strong commitment to justice for families. Apply at https://www.risemagazine.org/2021/03/policy-coordinator/

Youth Mentor position at Villa of Hope (part-time)

Villa of Hope helps youth and families rebuild relationships, recover from trauma and renew Hope for their future. Under the general direction of the Youth Mentor Supervisor, the Youth Mentor is responsible to plan, implement, and evaluate service components for the Youth Mentor Program; support youth in the community 12-21 years of age to advocate for themselves, create personalized goals, and help them to see that their future is full of possibilities; carry out all job responsibilities with fidelity and accountability to the Agencies and Program Mission, Vision, Values, Guiding Principles, and Strategic Plan. Apply at https://mycompas.net/villaofhope/

Peer Support positions at Families On The Move of NYC, Inc.

FOTM employs approximately 25 people in 8 different programs throughout New York City and Westchester County, and provide training, consultation and technical assistance to other family support organizations throughout the New York City Metropolitan area. FOTM also offers, from time to time, a limited number of volunteer opportunities for members of the community looking for another way to get involved. Apply at https://fotmnyc.org/careers%2Fvolunteer

Careers in Recovery and Wellness Training Center Outreach and Training Peer Specialist

MHAW’s Part-Time Outreach and Training Peer Specialist is an agency leader in facilitation of services designed to support aspiring/working peer specialists to obtain and sustain employment through outreach, training, internship, support, and advocacy services.  The Part-Time Outreach and Training Peer Specialist is a key team player in several projects of our Careers in Recovery and Wellness (CRW) Training Center and Healing Connections (HC) Peer Support Services.  As this is an exciting, fast paced, and challenging employment opportunity, interested candidates must be highly motivated, with ability to work independently and as part of a team, and with interest in working in a leadership, supportive, and developing role within MHAW. 

More information

Salary:                    $20.51 per hour

Hours:                    Part-Time (18.75)

Locations:             Various locations and remote

Availability:           Immediately

 

This is not a clinician position and is reserved for a trained peer specialist who experiences emotional distress, voices and visions, extreme and altered states of consciousness, labels of psychiatry, and/or trauma/trauma responses.  Responsibilities and tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Continually seek to enhance one’s skills, proficiency, philosophy, and practical understanding in all areas pertinent to peer support/services
  • Promotion, outreach, and engagement:  email, phone, presentations, word-of-mouth
  • Connection, relationship building, and collaboration with agencies aspiring to/hiring peer specialists and interest in developing host site for internships within their offered Peer Services
  • Offering ongoing group support and education for students, graduates, and aspiring/working peer specialists with the Academy of Peer Services and available educational opportunities, and with achieving and sustaining their New York Peer Specialist Certification, volunteer and/or internship opportunities, and employment
  • Connection, relationship building, and collaboration with guest presenters/community partners for projects of our CRW Training Center
  • Promoting, hosting, and facilitating our HC Peer Support Group and our CRW Training Center’s employment related training modules, Job Fair, Support for Supporters Group, Ongoing Employment Support and Education Meeting, and Long Island Peer Networking Meeting.
  • Maintaining and updating communication, data bases, and materials for our CRW Training Center
  • Offering one-to-one mutual telephone support through our HC Peer Support Line and CRW Training Center
  • Representing MHAW’s CRW Training Center and HC Peer Support Services through networking and community participation

Qualifications:

  • New York Certified Peer Specialist preferred, provisional certification required
  • Ability and willingness to speak publically, in small groups, and one-to-one in person and on camera
  • Exhibit sound oral, reading, writing, and computer skills, with basic knowledge in applications such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Word, Power Point, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and practice of the values and principles of Trauma-Informed Peer Support
  • Ability to model, facilitate, and convey the message that healing is possible and probable
  • Effective use of self-disclosure in connecting, relationship building, training, and offering supports
  • Ability to facilitate, inspire, and support others in offering mutual support through connection and basked on the key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful
  • Ability to facilitate, inspire, and support co-creation and sustainability of a most safe environment that allows for acknowledgment of and holding space for happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, contempt, and uncomfortableness
  • Demonstrate flexibility with the ability to change priorities with limited notice and work a flexible schedule including days, nights, and weekends

 

Application:  Send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in this position to:

Kristi Bosco, HR Administrator

Association for Mental Health & Wellness

Fax: (631) 676-6934

kbosco@mhaw.org


Compeer Rochester is seeking applicants for Family Peer Mentor position.

The Family Peer Mentor Program closely connects families to the services, agencies, and other resources that can help them attain their vision for their family’s wellness. This support might be as simple as giving a family a list of affordable summer camps or after school programs in their neighborhood, or providing information on local food pantries, or as intensive as our Family Peer Mentor accompanying families to agency appointments, court appointments, or school meetings. The Family Peer Mentor provides community connections and identify natural supports for parents and caretakers of youth with emotional, social, and/or behavioral issues. Apply directly at https://www.compeerrochester.org/join-our-team

 

Peer Support positions at United Healthcare

United Healthcare and our New York Recovery & Resiliency Team is interested in the skills and talents you can bring to our company as a peer support specialist. Peer Specialists work face-to-face and telephonically (exclusively during COVID) to assist individuals impacted by complex and challenging mental health and substance use issues to define recovery goals, develop resiliency skills, and take positive steps to move toward important life goals. Apply at https://www.uhc.com/about-us/careers 

 

Federation of Organizations is seeking applicants for Family & Youth Peer Advocates.

Federation is starting a Home Based Empowerment Support Team (Home-BEST) Program.  This program will be available to all Nassau County youth (under 21 years of age) regardless of insurance status. Services will be available to high risk/high need youth diagnosed with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) who are at risk of hospitalization or out of home placement.  Home-BEST is an intensive in-home program that will provide families with resources that will meet their needs in the community, preventing residential placement, regardless of insurance status. Objectives of the program will include fostering family stabilization and crisis de-escalation skill building with the participants using trauma-informed care.  Federation’s team will provide mobile services to collaborate and work with the family within their own unique environment and community, designed to keep families intact in Nassau County. Apply on our website: www.fedoforg.org under the “Careers” tab.

CLICK HERE for FPA application instructions.  $300 Bonus Upon Hire!
CLICK HERE for YPA application instructions.

 

(NYC) ICL is seeking applicants for full-time Peer Specialists.
We welcome your interest in working at ICL which touches the lives of 10,000 people each year through a range of health, behavioral health, residential and family and child services. With more than 1,200 employees, we offer a wide range of job opportunities across the five boroughs of New York City. Apply at https://iclinc.org/careers/

 

 

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