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LaGuardia Community College Mental Health Peer Specialist Training Program-Peer Technology/APS Support Instructor


Part-Time | Hybrid

$54 - $54/hr.

LaGuardia Community College

Mental Health Peer Specialist Training Program


Job Title


Peer Technology Educator


General Description


The Mental Health Peer Specialist Training Program at LaGuardia Community College operates through a Health Resources and Services Administration grant to train peer specialists to work with New York City communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, with an emphasis on young adults.


The Peer Technology Educator teaches students how to use the tools relevant to their future work as peer support workers by bringing to life the curriculum developed by the Peer Technology Curriculum Developer.


Primary Duties:

  • Provide 24 hours of classroom instruction in a hybrid (in-person/remote) format
  • Employ and build on the “peer technology curriculum” complete with material on virtual work, documentation, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Improve students’ digital literacy and telehealth capabilities through skill-building and peer-specific exercises and assignments
  • Help students develop and contextualize the technical skills needed to perform their peer support jobs
  • Make self-available to students after class and via email


Other Duties

  • Meet students where they are at with regard to technical literacy
  • Find avenues of collaboration for students with low vs. high technical literacy



  • High School Diploma, Bachelor’s preferred
  • Extensive experience with documentation, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, Zoom, Google Suite
  • Familiarity with any electronic health record technology
  • Experience working as teacher/trainer
  • Experience teaching Microsoft Office programs, ideally certified to do so
  • Ability to connect with students of different ages and backgrounds
  • Flexibility and adaptability in the face of variable learning conditions


This is a grant-funded position and is contingent upon the availability of funding.


Division of Adult and Continuing Education




Pay Range


Must be available Tuesday and Thursday: 9 AM-2 PM


Total Hours



Date Range

January 1 – April 31, 2024

September 1 – December 31, 2024


Closing Date
January 15, 2024


To Apply

Please contact [email protected]

Posted On: December 11, 2023

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