Statewide Peer Support Positions

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Peer Specialist Position for OnTrackNY @ Lenox Hill Hospital (full-time)

The OnTrackNY Program is an innovative treatment program at Lenox Hill Hospital. The program serves
adolescents and young adults who are within two years of experiencing the onset of non-affective psychosis. The
Peer Specialist will work 1 FTE (37.5 hours) as part of an OnTrackNY team with program participants, family
members, and all other team members. The Peer Specialist serves a unique role on the team. By drawing on their
own lived experience of overcoming challenges with mental illness, the Peer Specialist can use their unique
perspective to inspire hope in clients and families, and model relationships built on respect, validation and trust. The
Peer Specialist can provide an essential framework for highlighting the potential that each client has for achieving a
successful recovery trajectory. 

Full Job Description and Application Instructions

FTNYS hiring NYC Region Parent Advisor (full-time)

Families Together in NYS, Inc. is a dynamic Statewide family-run non-profit organization seeking a self-motivated energetic NYC Region Parent Advisor to join our Community & Systems Engagement Department, and partner with NYS Office of Mental Health to ensure Family Driven principles are infused within all services, and across all systems. The Regional Parent Advisor (PA) promotes the personal “lived experience” perspective (“Nothing about US without US”) across all child & youth systems. Actively champions the mission and vision of Families Together and Office of Mental Health. The Parent Advisor role is paramount in assisting and supporting the growth and sustainability of Family Peer Support Services (FPSS) in New York State.

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Wellness Collaborative of NY Independent Practice Assn seeking Executive Director (full-time)

The Wellness Collaborative of New York Independent Practice Association (WCNY-IPA) is a 501(c)(3) established as a network of peer run organizations across New York State. The IPA is currently supported by a portfolio of revenue streams. Mental Health Empowerment (MHEP) is the managing partner and holds the contract with the Office of Mental Health to continue to build the IPA infrastructure necessary to successfully sustain the IPA via managed care contracts. The Executive Director is responsible for working jointly with the members and affiliates of WCNY-IPA to implement a statewide strategy that supports sustainable service development, standard processes, access to training, quality management, and network contracting. 

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Goodwill of NY and NJ seeking Peer Advocate (part-time, Bronx-based)

The Peer Advocacy Leadership (PAL) program is a consumer-lead mental health program. The PAL program provides Peer supports to individuals diagnosed with a mental illness to become as independent and connected to the community as possible. Peer staff teaches self-advocacy and how to access community-based resources. Peer Advocates provide a range of direct services, including, active hands-on skills training and peer counseling targeted to help participants reach wellness and community integration. Services are office and community based, as well as provided in community partner settings. Please review qualifications and apply online here.

Sheltering Arms hiring Youth Peer Advocate for Young Adult Rapid Rehousing program (full-time)

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. 

Rapid Rehousing for Young Adults is a solution to homelessness designed to help young adults aged 18-24 quickly exit homelessness to permanent housing. The program provides rental assistance and support services that are tailored to the unique needs of the young person. The Youth Advocate provides peer support and system navigation to a case load of youth in the Rapid Rehousing Program.

Please review qualifications and apply online here.

Saint Dominic’s Family Services hiring Youth and Family Peer Support Services Workers

Saint Dominic’s Family Services is a nonprofit human services organization that provides foster care and prevention, developmental disabilities programs, mental health, therapeutic education, and preschool services to 2,000 children, adults, and families in Rockland and Orange counties, and the Bronx.

The Youth Peer Support Services Worker will be responsible for engaging youth and their families in order to assist them in identifying their needs as well as achieving their goals. The Youth Peer Support Services worker will be an integral part of the Children and Family Treatment Support Services (CFTSS) Program and will participate in supportive, recreational and educational activities offered to youth and families.

The Family Peer Support Service Worker assists the program in providing services to families in the areas where support and advocacy is needed, but do not require the full services of the Care Manager. Duties include escorting, advocacy, assisting families to access community resources, and family support. Accompany and transportation of children and families are essential components of the position.

To apply online, and to read the complete job description, please visit the agency website: www.sdfs.org/careers. Select desired work location; Rockland or Bronx. Please email mgabella@sdfs.org for additional information or assistance.

FTNYS hiring Western Region Parent Advisor (full-time)

Families Together in NYS, Inc. is a dynamic Statewide family-run non-profit organization seeking a self-motivated energetic Western Region Parent Advisor to join our Community & Systems Engagement Department, and partner with NYS Office of Mental Health to ensure Family Driven principles are infused within all services, and across all systems. The Regional Parent Advisor (PA) promotes the personal “lived experience” perspective (“Nothing about US without US”) across all child & youth systems. Actively champions the mission and vision of Families Together and Office of Mental Health. The Parent Advisor role is paramount in assisting and supporting the growth and sustainability of Family Peer Support Services (FPSS) in New York State.

Full Job Description and Application Instructions

NYS Youth Justice Institute Hiring a Youth Specialist (full-time)

The YJI has a full-time opening for a passionate, energetic, and experienced Youth Specialist. The successful candidate will establish and lead our inaugural Youth Advisory Board and also assist in the professional development of diverse cohorts of graduate and undergraduate students admitted for internships at the Institute. The Youth Advisory Board will provide meaningful feedback and advice to our State agency partners, NYS localities, and other stakeholders, and will include systems-involved youth from across NY State. Please review qualifications and apply online at http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=135300

Youth and Family Peer Advocate positions at Interborough (Brooklyn-based)

Family Peer Support Services (FPSS) is a service offered through the Children and Family Treatment and Support Services Program. (CFTSS) The Family Peer Advocate (FPA) will provide a structured, strength-based relationship to the parent/family member/caregiver of identified child youth in the CFTSS program. Service components include activities to help the families to develop resources and supports for the benefit of the child/youth, including engagement, bridging and, self-advocacy, self-efficacy and empowerment, parent skill development, and community connections. Youth Peer Advocates (YPA) services are formal and informal services and supports provided to youth who are experiencing social, medical, emotional, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges in their home, school, placement, and/or community. These services provide the support necessary to ensure engagement and active participation of the youth in the treatment planning process and support the ongoing implementation and reinforcement of skills. Services are delivered in a trauma informed, culturally and linguistically competent manner. Services offer positive youth development-centered services with a resiliency/recovery focus. The YPA will promote skills for coping and managing psychiatric symptoms and will facilitate the use of natural and community supports and resources. In addition, the YPA will promote wellness through modeling and will assist with gaining and regaining the ability to make independent choices and playing a proactive role in their own treatment. Please email your resume to kclark@interborough.org or call 929-273-7601 EXT: 432 

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Youth Peer Advocate position at Sagamore Children’s Psy Center Dix Hills (Part Time Position)

Engage with youth and build trust as an additional supportive person in their treatment, apart from the staff and professionals on their treatment team; Help youth identify and communicate their personal goals, thoughts and needs; Educate youth about the service planning processes, and help find answers for their questions when unsure; Empower youth by helping them to develop an effective way to have a ‘voice’ in their own recovery; Provide support and understanding as someone who has lived experience and understands the hardships of recovery; Build trust and reduce isolation through focusing on youth’s strengths, interests, and needs; Encouragement to attend community social groups, mental health support groups and mental health advocacy groups; Share your own experiences and positive outcomes to offer hope things can and will get better. Contact: Andrea Schwalm Stolz at (631) 264-LIFT

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SOR 2 Youth Recovery Coach (Temporary Full Time Position)

The SOR2 Youth Recovery Coach will coordinate Peer Recovery Supports Services (PRSS) to youth within the Rochester City School District along with providing services and supports to the Rochester Recovery High School. The CORE Center will provide Clubhouse Socialization and Recovery Support Services to complement Monroe’s County Recovery High School and any youth within the Rochester City School District that self-Identify as having a history of a substance use disorder. The project will address the need for stronger peer recovery support services for youth, Specific needs include engagement of youth, need for clubhouse/socialization services, and bridging the digital divide. The project with create an afterschool enrichment program, violence prevention program and leadership development program using Positive Youth Development Principles (PYD. The SOR2 Youth Recovery Coach will provide workshops on the key elements of Recovery, on success in the core areas of life (employment, housing, relationships, mental health/self-esteem), and on other topics as determined by the Advisory Committee and SOR2 community stakeholders. Learn more at Job Opportunities – Center for Community Alternatives

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Peer Support Position at United Healthcare with NY Recovery & Resiliency Team 

Do you live in Eastern Nassau or Western Suffolk County?
Do you believe all people dealing with mental health, substance use, and/or physical health issues can live, act, work, and participate productively in their local communities?
Do you believe that you can support resilience and assist others to rebound from trauma, stigma and other stresses with a sense of mastery?
Do you have strong leadership, teamwork, coaching and relationship building skills?
Do you have a strong confidence in my technology skills and ability to learn new technology?
If these questions ring true to your career aspirations, check out www.uhg.com. Click on “careers.” Enter Requisition # 937438 and apply. Or if you have questions regarding this possible position, please contact: Barbara Tedesco, Recovery & Resiliency Manger Barbara.tedesco@uhg.com or (212) 898–7919.

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


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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