The Peer Support Mentor (PSM) is an active member of the Advocacy Services Department and provides peer support services to persons diagnosed with mental health challenges. With supervision, the Peer Support Mentor will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as an advocate, providing information and peer support for people in outpatient and inpatient settings. The PSM performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages, from young adult to older age, in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. He/she works within the guidelines, policies and mission of the organization and will be accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned. At this time, MHEP has two openings for Peer Support Mentors.
The ideal candidate for this position will have direct, personal experience using mental health services and modeling principles of recovery and wellness, including experience related to the principles of community organizing, Intentional Peer Support, Strength-based Supervision and Trauma-Informed Practices.
Additional requirements of this position include computer literacy, excellent written and oral communication skills, experience coordinating multiple projects simultaneously and organizing workload to manage multiple deadlines
A clean, valid NYS drivers’ license, a personal vehicle and absence of felony convictions are also required.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment
MHEP is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The agency is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
To express interest in this position, please email, fax or send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Erica MacLeod, Administrative Assistant
Mental Health Empowerment Project, Inc.
3 Atrium Drive, Suite 205
Albany, New York 12205
Fax #: 518-434-3823
***Resumes received without a cover letter will not be reviewed***
Resumes must be received by February 16, 2018.