Statewide Peer Support Positions
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Join the Families Together team! Regional Youth Partner positions available
There are three openings at Families Together in NYS, Inc., Youth Power, which is the statewide network of young people who have been labeled and are seeking change. Through peer-to-peer mentoring, we empower young people to be active citizens that are aware of government operations, their rights, and the ability to use their voices to influence policies, practices, regulations, and laws.
The Regional Youth Partners are peer leaders that connect local youth groups, coordinate regional youth advocacy efforts, and provide technical assistance and training on youth empowerment, youth-guided practice, and youth peer services. The Regional Youth Partner position is a credentialed Youth Peer Advocate position. Primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: Establish contacts and collaborators throughout the Region; Network organized youth involvement, empowerment, and peer support; Directly assist and support youth groups and councils; Train and educate youth and adults; Increase youth involvement and advocacy across child serving systems.
Vanderheyden hiring Family and Youth Peer Advocates (full-time)
Vanderheyden is seeking a Family Peer Advocate. The Family Peer Advocate provides an array of formal and informal activities and support 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.
Family Peer Support Services provides a structured, strength-based relationship between a Family Peer Advocate (FPA) and the parent/family member/caregiver for the benefit of the child/youth. Services are delivered in a trauma informed, culturally and linguistically competent manner.
Vanderheyden is seeking a Youth Peer Advocate. Responsible for providing Youth Peer Support and Training Services to youth who experience social, emotional, developmental, medical, substance abuse, and/or behavioral challenges in their home, school, placement, and/or community. The Youth Peer Advocate will function as a member of a triad team including a Family Peer Advocate and a High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) Care Manager.
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Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. hiring Young Adult Peer Support Specialist (full-time)
A Young Adult Peer Support Specialist is needed for the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to provide peer support and activities of social engagement for the 24-hour operated Transitional Housing and Rapid Re-Housing components of the YDHP, including assistance with referrals, admission assessments and Intake.
The Peer Support Specialist maintains a safe environment for young adults and staff; ensures the sleeping hour supervision (Midnight – 8am) of the Transitional Residence is covered each day of the week, in partnership with additional Peer Support Specialist; ensures required records and communications are completed and maintained; follows written procedures of regulatory and certifying bodies (HAWNY, HUD, Medicaid, SSA, DSS, OSHA, Health Department, etc.) as well as upholds guidelines, procedures and policies of Community Missions, Inc.; completes On-Call responsibilities.
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Center for Court Innovation hiring Youth Engagement Specialist (full-time)
The Red Hook Community Justice Center seeks a Specialist, Youth Engagement to design and lead programming for Youth Impact and connect young people to opportunities throughout the Justice Center. Youth Impact is housed within the Youth Impact and Community Initiatives Department whose mission is to promote self-sufficiency, resiliency, educational achievement and economic mobility for young people and other community members in Red Hook and surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods. Through a range of paid opportunities in restorative justice, skill-building, mentorship, entrepreneurship and the arts, we build up our young people to be engaged civic leaders and agents of change within the community while channeling their talents, lived experience, passion and energy toward issues that directly impact their lives and futures.
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Gateway Longview hiring Parent Support Partner (full-time)
Gateway Longview’s Residential Treatment Services supports male and female youth ages 12-18 who struggle with behavioral, social, and emotional challenges. The goal of the program is to support youth in developing skills needed to reunify with their families or successfully integrate into the community.
The Parent Support Partner: supports caregivers by assisting them in navigating the legal, mental health, education, child welfare, juvenile justice systems; Collaborates with other service providers to enhance engagement and partnership in order to improve both the experience and outcomes for families; Facilitates connections to services, family activities, and trainings; Provides individual and group instruction to family in the home, on campus, or in the community; Documents contacts as required in electronic record system; Other duties as assigned.
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NYU Langone hiring Family Connectors & Family Connector Coach (part-time)
A Family Connector is a peer-parent or caregiver who provides support to other parents or caregivers who are raising or have raised a child with emotional or behavioral challenges. Family Connectors provide instructional, informational, emotional, and advocacy support peer to peer or caregiver to caregiver. As part of an NIMH-funded study on enhancing family engagement in services for adolescents or young adults who have experienced first-episode psychosis, we are looking for a peer parent/family member to work part-time and provide regular telephone support to families. The FCs we hire will be trained to follow a specific program, called Family Connectors, and to complete regular documentation about the support they are providing to families. The FCs will meet weekly with a FC Coach who will guide the FCs in their work and ensure that they adhere to the program model. Each FC will work with approximately 10 caregivers. This part-time FC position will require about 20 hours a week. This grant-funded position is expected to start January 2022 and conclude about April 2023.
Hillside Children’s Center recruiting for several YPA and FPA positions (full-time and part-time)
Are you looking for a career as a Youth Peer Advocate? Do you have personal life experience in
the child serving systems (juvenile justice, mental health, child welfare, and/or education) and the
ability to positively and appropriately self-disclose regarding that experience? Now is your chance
to give back and become a positive role model, mentor, and advocate to youth and young adults
currently receiving services! Several locations available.
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.
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.
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.
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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 email@example.com for additional information or assistance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 929-273-7601 EXT: 432
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.email@example.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.
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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.
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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:
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.
(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/