Family Advocate at The Jewish Board in Bronx, New York

Posted in Other 18 days ago.

Job Description:

Make a bigger difference

Family Peer Advocate

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.

  • We offer an excellent benefits package with affordable, high-quality health and dental insurance with low co-pays.

  • You'll receive ongoing support through high-quality supervision, specialized trainings from our Continuing Education team, and an education benefit.

How you can make a bigger difference:

The Jewish Board's Community Behavioral Health treatment programs provide compassionate, high quality, evidence-based services to individuals and families in the communities we serve. Our staff uses a culturally competent, person centered approach to help individuals and their families develop skills and resources to improve overall 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.

Family and Youth Peer Support (FYPS) Services support and empower parents/caregivers of children and youth (birth - age 24) who are experiencing social, emotional, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges, and the children and youth themselves. This program is part of a network of FYPS programs throughout New York City. The network consists of five non-profit organizations (one in each borough); each of these organizations establishes and coordinates an Alliance that consists of the prime contractor and subcontracting organizations within their service area which, all together, will provide a comprehensive range of formal and informal community-based family and youth support services.

  • Is a parent/caregiver of a child who has experienced social, emotional, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges and has 'lived experience' navigating multiple child serving systems on behalf of their child(ren) with social, emotional, developmental, health and/or behavioral healthcare needs.

  • Complete trainings recommended and offered by the Center as well as the FPA credentialing process within 18 months of being hired

  • Collaborate with families to assess their needs and link them to appropriate resources in their community

  • Share personal knowledge and experiences about the youth serving system

  • Partner with other staff members and teams of the Vibrant Alliance to provide supportive services

  • Conduct outreach and presentations to schools, early intervention programs, clinics, and other community-based providers with a special emphasis on connecting with communities that have been historically hard to reach

  • Any additional duties assigned.


The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented individuals of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:

  • Able to complete the FPA credentialing process within 18 months of being hired.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Bilingual Spanish is a strong plus

If you join us, you'll have these great benefits:

  • Generous paid time off in addition to paid agency holidays and 15 sick days

  • Affordable and high-quality medical/dental/vision plans

  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness

  • Free continuing education opportunities

  • 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension

  • Flexible spending accounts for health and transportation

  • 24/7 Accessible Employee Assistance Program

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion working groups that are available for you to join, including Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee

Who we are:

The Jewish Board delivers innovative, high-quality, and compassionate mental health and social services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families to children, teens, and adults. We are proud to employ and serve people of all religions, races, cultural backgrounds, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. We are committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams to help support our mission, and we strongly encourage candidates from historically marginalized backgrounds to apply to work with us.

More on Equal Opportunity:

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 Social Workers
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator 8857 - Case Worker - Social Services - Traveling
  • Min Hiring Rate $18.00

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