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Family Peer Advocate

 

Vibrant (formerly the Mental Health Association of New York City) is a nonprofit organization with local roots and a national reach that for over 50 years has been leading the way in mental health with a three-part mission of service, advocacy, and education. Every year Vibrant reaches over one million people nationally with mental and behavioral health challenges through high quality innovative programs. We provide state of the art crisis services through public partnerships with the city, state, and federal government and with corporate entities like Facebook and the NFL. Vibrant is seeking an exceptional candidate to implement peer support expertise for the Youth & Family Wellness Services Department, providing services to youth under NYS Children’s Medicaid Re-design.

 

Department: Family & Youth Peer Support Services

 

Position Available: Family Peer Advocate

 

Supervisor: Program Supervisor

 

Salary: 42,000.00K 

 Please apply directly on the Vibrant website: https://www.vibrant.org/get-involved/work-for-us/

Qualities:

  • Must exhibit a commitment to the well-being of all
  • Show respect in all aspects of work
  • Collaborative, team-oriented spirit
  • Possessing wisdom gained through lived-experience
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships

 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:  

  • Collaborate with families to assess their needs and link them to appropriate resources in their community
  • Share personal knowledge and experiences about the youth serving system
  • Partner with other staff members and teams of the Vibrant Alliance to provide supportive services
  • Conduct outreach and presentations to schools, early intervention programs, clinics, and other community-based providers with a special emphasis on connecting with communities that have been historically hard to reach
  • Facilitate /co-facilitate parenting education and support groups
  • Conduct home and community visits to meet the family in locations that allow for the best possible opportunity for assistance
  • Organize and support social and recreational activities for families
  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation of the work completed with individuals and families
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • The Family Peer Advocate (FPA) will be a parent/caregiver of a child who has experienced social, emotional, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges and has ‘lived experience’ navigating multiple child serving systems on behalf of their child(ren) with social, emotional, developmental, health and/or behavioral healthcare needs.
  • Able to complete the FPA credentialing process within 18 months of being hired
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Work flexible hours, as required
  • Bilingual and bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Candidates possessing exceptional skill but not all of the qualifications are also encouraged to apply

Physical and Sensory Requirements

  • Mostly sedentary work; using standard office equipment including: a computer, keyboard, and telephone
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, program participants, service providers and other stakeholders
  • Ability to remain calm and composed under stress
  • Ability to respond to telephones and other auditory stimulation
  • Ability to evaluate/interpret information and make independent judgment/decisions

 

Vibrant is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, caregiver status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. Vibrant will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Family Peer Advocate

 

Vibrant (formerly the Mental Health Association of New York City) is a nonprofit organization with local roots and a national reach that for over 50 years has been leading the way in mental health with a three-part…

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  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Tipo de Emprego
    Contrato / CLT
  • Data de Início
    27 de junho de 2022

Localização

Presencial
New York, NY, USA

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