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Family Peer Advocate

Compeer Rochester

Full-Time | On Location / In Office

$18 - $18/hr.

Compeer is a dynamic, 45-year-old, community-based program that uses the power of human connection to help those living with mental illness and behavioral health challenges reach their full potential. Caring volunteers and staff help individuals identify and develop strengths, reducing isolation and feelings of loneliness, and shatter the stigma around mental health. 

Through the power of human connection, Compeer serves as a bridge to better mental health and community integration for all. 

Whether you desire experience in this field or a have years of experience but would like to start making a positive impact on their community, then this position may be exactly what you are looking for! 

Salary: $18.00/hour 

Schedule: Full time, part time and per diem positions available 

Benefits: Flexible scheduling, employee assistance program  


NY Certified Family Peer Advocates have “lived experience” as the parent (biological, foster, adoptive) or primary caregiver of a child/youth with a social, emotional, behavioral, mental health or developmental disability. They receive training to develop skills and strategies to empower and support other families with similar experiences. They foster effective parent-professional partnership and promote the practice of family-driven and your guided approaches.  


  • Model and educate families on self-advocacy and systems navigation.
  • Assist clients in developing goals and objectives that are strength and needs based.
  • Engage each client in weekly community-based activities to promote healthy lifestyles and

progress towards established goals. 

  • Document visits in detailed progress notes.



– Creating Connections. 

– One Team, One Mission 

– Sharing Knowledge and Expertise 

– Leading By Example 


Must have lived experience as a parent or primary caretaker of a child who has utilized mental health, substance abuse, foster care, social services, and /or similar youth systems and be willing to speak about this experience. Provisional or Permanent Family Peer Advocate Credentials required (training available). 

Must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma, high school equivalency or a State Education Commencement Credential. Valid driver’s license, safe driving record preferred, and reliable transportation required.  


Compeer Rochester, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Posted On: October 19, 2023

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