Statewide Peer Support Positions
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Western New York Independent Living, Inc. is seeking applicants for part-time Youth Peer Advocate position.
The Youth Peer Advocate will provide peer support in person and online, coordinate independent living skills, evaluations, and trainings for transition-age youth with disabilities within Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties. CLICK HERE for application instructions.
Lodestar Children’s Services is seeking applicants for Youth Peer Advocates.
A Youth Peer Advocate is an individual 18-30 years old who self-identifies as someone with firsthand experience with social, emotional, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges. Youth Peer Advocates use their lived experience with these challenges to support recovery, resiliency, and wellness in the young people they work with (up to 2 hours/week). A Youth Peer Advocate works towards skill building, coaching, self-advocacy, empowerment, community connections, and active participation in youth’s treatment and decisions that affect their lives. In addition to working with youth, a Youth Peer Advocate completes notes, treatment and service plans, and service provider logs. CLICK HERE for application instructions.
MHA of Westchester is seeking applicants for Family Support Specialists & Youth Peer Advocates.
The Family Support Specialist functions as both advocate and deliverer of services to families caring for/raising a child who is experiencing social, emotional, medical, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges in their home, school placement, and/or community. The Family Support Specialist makes connections with families identified from MHA programs, including CFTSS, as needing assistance and guidance in support and self-advocacy. The Family Support Program may include but is not limited to: family support groups and peer contact, advocacy, respite, skill building, and parent education. CLICK HERE for application instructions.
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. 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. CLICK HERE for application instructions.
Families On The Move NYC, Inc. is seeking applicants for Family & Youth Peer Advocates.
The primary job function of Peer Family and Youth Advocates is to advocate, communicate, and address the needs of families with children and youth that have emotional, behavioral, mental health and or substance use challenges who are receiving services at the NYCCC including South Beach Psychiatric Center and Astor Case Management Services. The Peer Advocate also provides transitional services and educational workshops to families. Promotion of quality services, family empowerment, and provision of support to family members are essential features of this position. CLICK HERE for application instructions.
Interborough Developmental and Consultation Center is seeking credentialed Youth and Family Peer Advocates.
The Youth and Family Peer Advocates will provide Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) to children/youth (under 21 years of age) and their families to empower them to improve their health, well-being and quality of life. These services are aimed to strengthen families, and help them make informed decisions about their care. CLICK HERE to visit the agency website or contact Karen Clark, LCSW-R, Director of Children and Family Treatment Support at 929-273-7601 EXT: 432 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Cayuga Centers is seeking applicants for a full-time Parent Partner.
The Parent Partner demonstrates and understands community challenges, needs and resources throughout Albany County and will work with families to serve as a knowledgeable source of community resources. CLICK HERE for application instructions.
(NYC) ICL is seeking applicants for part-time Family Advocates.
The Family Advocate will provide needed support, advocacy, information and referrals to parents and caregivers of children with special needs and/or behavior challenges (or at risk of same) who are currently in treatment at ICL’s clinic and school-based programs, as well as other parents and caregivers of such children residing in the surrounding community. CLICK HERE for application instructions.
ICAN is seeking applicants for a Peer Support Program Supervisor position.
The Peer Support Program Supervisor uses personal and professional life experience to increase awareness, provide support, and improve the effectiveness of caregiver-professional partnerships to meet the needs of families. The Peer Support Program Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Program Manager in the overall quality assurance and oversight of the Peer Program, while adhering to and promoting the philosophy and mission of the company. CLICK HERE for application instructions to apply by May 22, 2020.