Family Peer Advocate

Posted: 04/11/2021

Family Peer Advocate – Level 2
 DIVISION:                Youth Family and Community Service
HOURS:                    Per Diem
GRADE:                    6 - FLSA Non-Exempt

  1. High school diploma or GED
2.         Lived experience as a parent or primary care giver of a child with special needs
  1. Ability to advocate for self and others
  2. Ability to communicate clearly, including active listening
  3. Knowledge of recovery approaches
  4. The ability to climb stairs, bend, stoop, sit, stand, reach and lift items weighing 40 lbs.
  5. Ability to legally operate a vehicle in NY State
II.        RESPONSIBLE TO: Supervisor
  1. Complete credentialing requirements and participate in on-going continuing education
  2. Provide peer to peer support
  3. Share common experiences
  4. Participate in care planning
  5. Provide transportation
  6. Facilitate community orientation/integration
  7. Actively participate in scheduled supervision
  8. Facilitate support groups
  9. Assist others in recovery based on individual need and cultural considerations
  10. Participate in all required training
  11. Represent the Agency and program in the community and with other service providers
  12. Regular and substantial contact with individuals receiving support
  13. Perform other related tasks as directed by supervisor
In compliance with all applicable government laws, rules, regulations and standards and all Catholic Charities Policies and Procedures the duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the above.
Catholic Charities of Broome County is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity in the workplace and respect the dignity of each individual. We prohibit discrimination and harassment against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.