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Housing Peer Advocate


Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$16 - $17/hr.

Job Summary:

In accordance with the organization’s mission, vision and values, the Housing Peer Advocate is an active member in the FLACRA team providing peer support services to clients with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder. The Housing Peer Advocate will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate, and motivator to recovering individuals in order to help promote long-term recovery. The Housing Peer Advocate will also assist with the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data entry.

Must Have Qualifications:

  • Highschool Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid NYS Drivers’ License
  • Lived experience – your own struggles or have supported / cared for someone facing mental health or substance recovery challenges
  • Willing to participate in peer certification training, acquiring CRPA-P no later than 4 months after employment.

Nice to Have Qualifications :

  • Certified Peer Support Specialist (NYCPS) trained by OMH or OASAS
  • Certified Peer Advocate (CRPA)

Job Requirements:


1. Serves as an active member of the client’s treatment team, including participation in team meetings and treatment planning meetings.

2. Assists clients in development of recovery plan, including crisis plan.

3. Provides psycho-education with focus on illness management and peer support through individual service provision.

4. Implements and coordinates recovery plans for individuals.

5. Serves as role model for clients by sharing own recovery process and teaching effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.

6. Provides case management, resourcing, service collaboration for individual clients as extension of case management services.

7. Maintains accurate, thorough records on all assigned cases and uses documentation to assist clients in evaluating progress.

8. Provides advocacy services on behalf of clients.

9. Informs supervisor, and other members of treatment team as indicated, of issues/concerns related to individual clients.

10. Anticipates in required trainings to maintain certification.

11. Knowledge of Crisis Intervention and Early Engagement

12. Helps facilitate outreach to clients struggling to engage in treatment

13. Tier 2 peers role model leadership and support of tier 1 peers in the agency

14. Other duties as assigned.

About Us:

Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency (FLACRA) is a growing, not-for-profit behavioral health and substance abuse treatment provider with decades of experience and multiple innovative program located throughout the Finger Lakes Region. Our services include outpatient, residential, crisis center, vocational, housing and youth services. We pride ourselves on being committed to the professional development of all our staff and if that is important to you, we invite you to choose FLACRA!

FLACRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse workplace.  We are dedicated to creating an employee-centered work culture, where all individuals feel valued and respected.  We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and join our team of professionals, who are dedicated to our community’s recovery & mental health care needs.

Posted On: February 13, 2024

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