Peer Advocate

Full Time (35 hours a week)
Program: Children and Family Services

Responsibilities:  This is a peer position that will assist teens and adults with psychiatric diagnoses to participate in meaningful activities that promote empowerment and recovery.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  engaging youth and adults in the community who are new to or connecting to the mental health system and services; facilitating groups; inspiring clients and their families to envision a hopeful future and achieve their goals; completing reports and other documentation in a timely and accurate manner. Provide trainings to groups and participate in field work in the community.  The settings will be very diverse and may include such places as hospitals, county jail, schools, and warming centers.


Requirements:  Must have first-hand experience with mental health challenges to use lived experience to assist in supporting youth/adults in their resiliency/recovery and wellness; high school diploma and/or college or equivalent; knowledge of advocacy; initiative and ability to recognize the need for and facilitate connections between clients, MHA services and the community; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle. Bilingual (Spanish/English) capabilities and knowledge of ASL a plus. Group development and/or facilitation of peer-to-peer groups or activities is a plus.


 Due to the high number of applicants, only successful candidates will be notified.