Peer Specialist

2020 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223, USA Req #23973
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Make a bigger difference

Make a bigger difference

At The Jewish Board, we don’t just make a difference – we make a bigger difference as we serve 45,000 New Yorkers every year. Join our dedicated team that’s been helping communities across New York City for almost 150 years and see just how big of a difference you can make.

Reasons you’ll love working with us:

  • If you have a particular age range or population you’re interested in working with, you can find your niche here. Our clients and staff are as diverse as the city we work in, and include people of all cultures, religions, races, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.
  • We’re committed to supporting your career development by encouraging mobility and advancement across different program types and jobs.
  • With 70 locations throughout the five boroughs, you can work close to where you live.
  • Generous vacation time and 15 paid holidays will help you achieve a healthy work/life balance.

The Jewish Board’s Child and Family Treatment Support Services (CFTSS) programs provide compassionate, high quality, evidence-based services to individuals and families in the communities we serve.  The staff use a culturally competent, person centered approach to help individuals and their families develop skills and resources to improve functioning, to instill hope, and to strengthen resiliency.  Our programs work closely with community partners to address health disparities in our neighborhoods while also celebrating the strengths and resilience of our communities.



The successful candidate will provide Case Management and Advocacy services for caregivers of children and adolescents, and their families.  The Family Peer Advocate will help plan, access, and coordinate services for children and their families.  The posiition is predominately community-base work. The candidate will be traveling within Brooklyn.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide advocacy through outreach with providers across the child serving system
  • Work to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and engage families in services. Work to identify formal services and informal resources for families experiencing social-emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges.
  • Assist families with identifying needs, strengths and challenges.
  • Monitor family progress to determine goals met.
  • Work closely with an interdisciplinary team of providers
  • Develop a resource challenges directory to identify formal services and informal services for families with mental health challenges/or at risk of experiencing mental health.


  • Lived experience in parenting a child or adolescent with a serious emotional disturbance and/or lived experience of mental health challenges.
  • Fully licensed or Provisional License as a  Certified Recovery Family Peer Advocate
  • Ability to work with diverse social, cultural, economic groups
  • Background in advocating mental health and/or in the educational system
  • Bilingual in Russian/Spanish/Urdu/Chinese is a strong plus

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Direct Care [200s]
  • Job Function Misc Professionals
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator 8857 - Case Worker - Social Services - Traveling
  • Min Hiring Rate $18.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • 2020 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11223, USA