Family Peer Advocate, Child & Family Support Program (CFSP) part-time position available ECMC
Job purposeIn keeping the Mental Health Advocates of WNY, Inc. (MHA) Vision and Value statements the Child and Family Support Program (CFSP) Family Peer Advocate maintains a Mission-driven approach and provides education, support, and advocacy to families who have a child or young adult living with a mental illness.
Duties and responsibilities
Supports families and individuals who present in the Psychiatric Emergency Room (CPEP) and on the
behavioral health units at the Erie County Medical Center.
Models youth and family-driven approach to services; assuring needs of families and youth are met while
using family strengths and services that are culturally competent.
Supports caregivers by disseminating information and referrals or by providing linkage to appropriate
agencies or providers as needed.
Supervises family visits on-site at ECMC.
Facilitates support group at ECMC as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Parent/Caregiver of a child, adolescent or young adult who has mental health and/or behavioral health
Broad knowledge and experience in the Mental Health System.
Good networking experience.
Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and a supportive approach to the needs of others.
Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
Above average oral and written communication skills.
Excellent relationship building, interpersonal, and coaching skills.
Sound, independent decision-making ability.
Proficient computer skills in a Microsoft Office environment (Word, Access, PowerPoint, etc.) or other current
Team-first attitude and a positive demeanor.
Flexibility with schedule to include evening hours and weekends.
Bachelors of Science Degree in Health Education or Human Services Related Field. A combination of education and comparable experience will also be considered.
Mandatory: must possess a valid Driver’s License with reliable transportation to travel within New York State, as well as nationally, if required.
How to Apply
Please send a resume, including a cover letter with your experience of caring for a child, teen, or young adult living with a mental health diagnosis to: firstname.lastname@example.org
MHA, ATTN: Career Opportunities; 1021 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212
Do You Need Help?
Information & referral specialists are available M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm to help link you to community resources, providers, or treatment services.
Call (716) 886-1242.