• Canandaigua, NY, USA
  • 13.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Mileage & Medical Reimbursement; Paid Time Off

AspireHopeNY, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Family Peer Advocate in Ontario County, NY.

Job Title: Family Peer Advocate

Title Description: Family Peer Advocates have 'lived-experience' as the parent or legal guardian of a child/youth with an emotional, behavioral, social, and/or developmental disabilities.

  • Utilize your valuable lived experiences to help other families while working part-time in a strength based atmosphere.
  • Opportunity to earn your Professional Family Peer Credential as well as additional opportunities for trainings in personal skill development.

  • Purpose of the position - The Family Peer Advocate provides outreach, information, referrals, and advocacy services, and helps to coordinate family support services for families of children & youth.
    • Under general supervision, the Family Peer Advocate functions as both advocate and deliverer of services.
    • They foster effective parent-professional partnership and promote the practice of family-driven and youth-guided approaches.

  • Overview of responsibilities
    • Provide emotional support to families through phone and face to face meetings.
    • Meet program specific billable service requirements (as appropriate).
    • Meet documentation requirements in a timely manner per program guidelines.
    • Provide family support as needed.
    • Coach families on how to advocate for themselves.
    • Facilitate/co-facilitate meetings with families in their home or at an agency location.
    • Help families find ways to meet their basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, safety, and health.
    • Assist families in identifying parenting skills which could be strengthened, and model these skills to the families

  • Supervision: Reports directly to Family Services Coordinator

  • Requirements:
    • You MUST have personal 'lived-experience' as the parent or primary legal caregiver of a child/youth with an emotional, behavioral, social, and/or developmental disabilities.
    • Must have reliable transportation, flexible schedule, home internet and home office space.
    • Must demonstrate sensitivity and respect for diverse cultural backgrounds and practices of families and be committed to supporting and empowering advocacy.
    • Experience navigating multiple child-serving systems.
    • Must be eligible for Provisional Family Peer Advocate credential, and complete Professional Credential after 1000 hours of employment. Must maintain and re-certify for credential.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
    • Must pass all criminal history background checks
    • Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus.

  • Salary and benefits associated with this position
    • Job Type: This is a full time (37.5 hour) position. Hours are flexible and it varies but will typically be Monday-Friday between 9am - 9pm. Occasional weekends may be needed.
    • Salary: starting pay rate $13.00 /hour
    • Mileage & medical reimbursement.
    • Paid time off

**Submit your resume along with a cover letter explaining your personal lived experience as the parent / legal guardian caregiver of a child/youth with an emotional, behavioral, social, and/or developmental disability. Please include the challenges and successes you encountered as well as the age of your child today.

Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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