Primary Responsibilities include:
support, advocacy, and skill-building/educational activities to youth who
are currently involved with the children's mental health system.
engage youth in existing youth-run leadership organizations and/or creates
and support youth involvement with their systems of care on an individual
level as well as on a broader scale of advocacy for system transformation.
and enhancing youth development through activities geared toward youth
leadership and community involvement.
positive youth development-centered services with a resiliency/recovery
skills for coping and managing psychiatric symptoms.
the use of natural and community resources.
wellness through modeling and assist youth with gaining and regaining the
ability to make independent choices and playing a proactive role in their
and submit paperwork in compliance to OMH and OMIG regulations.
Qualifications and Requirements include:
personal experience receiving services through children's mental health,
juvenile justice, or foster care systems.
Advocates must be between 18 and 28 years of age
New York State driver's license with a safe and responsible driving
vehicle that is properly insured and registered in accordance with NYS DMV
and agency regulations.
Hourly up to 19 hours per week.
will vary depending on clients' needs and may include evening hours.
in Nassau and Suffolk