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Peer Advocate at Capital District YMCA

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time
Location: Schenectady, New York

Job Description:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading charity committed to strengthening community. Provides support services to the participants of the Residence Program as part of the Outreach Program.


  • Develop and maintain appropriate treatment plan for all assigned cases.

  • Maintain clinical progress notes concerning client’s progress in individual, group and family therapy.

  • Assist in crisis situations with direct assessments, referrals for additional services, one-on-one supervision and discharge proceedings.

  • Assist in the upkeep and hygiene of the residents.

  • Attend community meetings as needed and represent the YMCA.

  • Promote recovery, empowerment and participation in community services.


  • HS/GED required. Some college in counseling, social work or related field preferred.

  • Six months prior work experience with the adult mental health population.

  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications required.

  • Excellent human relation skills, good organizational and communication skills.

  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Part time, 24 hours a week


  • 1 year(s): Prior work experience with the adult mental health population


  • High School Diploma/GED or better
  • Some college or better in Social Work or related field

Licenses & Certifications


  • First Aid

  • CPR



  • Work in diverse community

  • Problem Solving

  • Organizational

  • Communication



  • Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity


  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

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