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Family Peer Advocate in Staten Island, New York at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 1/24/2019

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Job Description


The successful candidate will provide Case Management and Advocacy services for caregivers of children and five and under, and their families, enrolled in the Treatment Center. The Family Peer Advocate will help plan, access, and coordinate services for children and their families.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:

  • Participate in the care coordination process.
  • Provide advocacy through outreach with providers across the child serving system; in the EarlyLearn and early childhood care community to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and engage families in services.
  • Participation in weekly supervision.
  • Participation in monthly staff meetings.
  • Work to identify formal services and informal resources for families experiencing social-emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges.
  • Assist families with identifying needs, strengths, and challenges.
  • Monitor family progress to determine goals met.
  • Collaborate with care providers and community supports to help families meet their goals.
  • Develop a resource directory to identify formal services and informal services for families with mental health challenges/or at risk of experiencing mental health challenges.
  • Conduct outreach/information sessions/workshops with providers across the child serving system.
  • Using an electronic database, document demographic data on all individuals seen, document and track family’s goals, and all services provided to parent/caregiver; participates in quality improvement activities.
  • Any additional duties assigned.


  • Lived experience in parenting a child or adolescent with a serious emotional disturbance and/or a lived experience of mental health challenges.
  • Ability to work with diverse social, cultural, and economic groups.
  • Background in advocating in the mental health and/or education systems.
  • Will become credentialed within 18 months of hire as Family Peer Advocate.
  • Good communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to be assertive.