Family Peer Advocate

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct home visits (60% of worked time) to educate clients on parenting techniques and develop advocacy skills and to assist them in securing community resources to strengthen their support system.
  • Plan and facilitate groups, workshops or other networking opportunities for clients.
  • Attend all required program, agency and regulatory training and meetings.
  • Complete all required paperwork in accordance with funding and agency requirements and submit by required deadline.  This includes but not limited to case records, timesheets, mileage forms and expense reports.
  • Secure and attend outreach events to promote services.
  • Collaborate with YPA and any other outside providers as needed.
  • Assume other tasks, projects and responsibilities as needed to ensure the effective operation of the program.

Qualifications and Requirements include:

  • High school diploma
  • Complete the required OMH trainings within the first year of employment
  • Must parent or have parented a child with emotional, social and/or behavioral challenges.
  • Must have a valid New York State driver's license with a safe and responsible driving history.  A motor vehicle that is properly insured, registered and maintained in accordance with NYS DMV regulations and the ability to regularly travel to and from residences, worksites and schools within Nassau or Suffolk County.
  • Knowledge of Outlook, Microsoft Word and the Internet.  Ability to adapt to program specific applications.


  • 28 Hours weekly
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, personal and holiday pay)
  • Medical, dental, life, and STD/LTD Insurance, and employer contributed pension. Accessibility to other voluntary benefits (Cancer Care, TDA, etc.)
  • Flexible schedule based on client's needs and availability, which will include evening hours.