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Peer Support Mentor Position in Mount Vernon, N.Y.

Competitive Salary, Full Time/Part Time Positions with Excellent Benefits

The Mental Health Empowerment Project, Inc. (MHEP) is a self-help and Peer Support agency organized in 1988 to develop and strengthen self-help and mutual support activities throughout the United States. MHEP currently has Peer Support positions (P/T & F/T) open in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. The F/T position will be 37.5 hours per week with benefits and the P/T position will be 20 hours per week. 

Bi-Lingual candidates are encouraged to apply 

Responsibilities of these positions include but are not limited to:

  • Working with people in both one-to-one and group settings, facilitating peer support groups, events and activities;
  • Helping people establish creative community connections and assisting them to develop natural supports;
  • Establishing connections to community-based activities that enhance wellness, recovery and social engagement;
  • Engaging people in one-to-one recovery planning, using tools such as Wellness recovery Action Planning; Eight Dimensions of Wellness;
  • Assisting people to choose, record and achieve personal milestones;
  • Offering individualized advocacy and support services to help a person learn about and protect their rights and interests;
  • Organizing and coordinating wellness/recovery events and activities.


To be considered for any of theses positions a candidate must have direct, personal experience using mental health services, be comfortable talking about that experience and be confident modeling principles of recovery and wellness.

The ideal candidate will also:

  • Be an active team member, offering support and assistance to ongoing projects;
  • Be able to work independently on projects, meeting deadlines and taking initiative;
  • Have basic computer skills; competence in Microsoft Office required;
  • Demonstrating knowledge of job duties through follow-up and accurate record keeping is important;
  • A clean NYS Driver’s License and/or reliable transportation is required.
  • Candidate will have their NYS Peer certification or be in the process of obtaining certification within six (6) months of hiring. Please note that the minimum qualification for certification is a High School Diploma or GED.


MHEP is an equal opportunity employer. We actively recruit and hire qualified people who may have disabilities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or sexual orientation.

Please send resume and cover letter to Victor Clark, Program Manager, RISE Center, at 6 Gramatan Ave., Suite #206, Mt. Vernon, N.Y. 10550; e-mail at [email protected], or fax to (914) 664-5043 by June 15th, 2021.



HOPE House - Peer Training


NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals is hiring for 2 LGBTQ Community Liaisons to strengthen internal training and capacity building across the System on LGBTQ affirming services, as well as to support program management and community partnerships to advance LGBTQ health equity.

To view the full job description or to apply, go to and search using the job ID number 62622.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

NYC Health + Hospitals (the System) is committed to empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) New Yorkers to live their healthiest life possible. To address the challenges that LGBTQ communities experience in accessing affirming healthcare, the System is hiring an LGBTQ Community Liaison to strengthen internal training and capacity building across the System on LGBTQ affirming services, as well as to support program management and community partnerships to advance LGBTQ equity.

General tasks and responsibilities will include:

The LGBTQ Community Liaison will report to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and work closely with the Associate Director of Gender Equity to:

  • Expand internal staff capacity for LGBTQ affirming services, including facilitating workshops, training staff across the System, and presenting on LGBTQ health equity.
  • Liaise with internal departments and provide project management and operations support to advance LGBTQ equity across the System.
  • Identify grant opportunities and draft grant proposals to support LGBTQ equity program.
  • Form relationships with community organizations and government partners.
  • Organize events and develop educational resources to increase knowledge about the System’s LGBTQ services.
  • Track and report metrics to determine success of LGBTQ program.
  • Ability to travel city-wide and to occasionally work flexible hours outside of the 9-5 schedule.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG) is a Trans-led organization. Our mission is to advocate for more inclusive gender-based policies that benefit Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming/Non-Binary (TGNCNB) individuals through building community leaders, educating practitioners, and influencing policy makers. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Co-Executive Director of Operations & Administration will have co-responsibility with the Co-Executive Director of Programs, sharing strategic and operational responsibility for NYTAG’s staff, development, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. They will have full responsibility over administration and leadership with the administrative team. 

More information and how to apply found here.


New York State Department of Health

The Director of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology (BHAE), housed in the Division of Epidemiology Evaluation and Partner Services (DEEP), will direct all Bureau aspects related to HIV surveillance and epidemiology in New York State (NYS). The Director will oversee policy formulation and program development; program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and CQI activities related to HIV surveillance in NYS. The incumbent will oversee a staff of over 80 in the various Bureau programs such as: HIV surveillance, incidence, systems, data analysis, data to care, and special surveillance research projects. Responsibilities also include oversight of field surveillance activities in all regions of NYS (outside of NYC); provision of leadership, management and supervision of program staff and strategic planning to ensure program outcomes contribute to the State’s effort to end AIDS by 2020 and beyond.

More information found here.


Hispanic AIDS Forum - Latino Pride Center

HAF is a New York City based Latino-run organization fully devoted to improving health and wellness of Latinos and those affected by HIV and other chronic illnesses. Currently we operate out of two services locations – Bronx-Latino Pride Center and HAF-Queens Pride House -- and a Manhattan location is pending.

We are pleased to announce several vacant positions, listed below, mostly devoted to working with Latino
Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Men and Youth. We are seeking highly motivated career-minded individuals with lived experience with the populations and communities we serve.

Interested applicants please submit cover letter and resume to:
HAF-Latino Pride Center @ [email protected]

Information on available positions can be found here.


Hudson Valley Community Services

YMSM - Prevention Specialist - (PHA)

Do you have experience working with the “YMSM” community which includes young men who identify as gay or bisexual, are attracted to other males, and/or engage in sexual behavior with other males and males of color?  If your answer is yes then this position is for you!!

The Prevention Specialist delivers peer-driven services to YMSMs (young men who have sex with men) between the ages of 13 to 24 in the counties of Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Westchester. The programs goal is to increase awareness of HIV/HCV/STI status through educational workshops and outreach events and to refer young men at risk for testing, linking them to treatment and encouraging behavior modification to lower infection risk.

  • Conduct outreach to recruit and develop a core group of young MSMs to act as peers for the PHA program.
  • Conduct outreach to community partners and maintain collaborative relations with service providers in the counties serviced by the program.
  • Conduct groups and events that provide health education and risk reduction strategies.
  • Provide referrals for clients for testing, linkage to treatment and other services as deemed appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Interested applicants can apply here.

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The Windward School

The Windward School is one of the best independent, coeducational day schools in the country dedicated to providing an excellent instructional program for children with language-based learning disabilities. We serve over 900 students between our Westchester and New York City campuses. The multisensory curriculum is designed for students of average to superior intelligence who can benefit from the unique educational experience provided. Through direct instruction in small class settings, a trained staff assists students to improve their language skills. Academic success, combined with opportunities for social and emotional growth, enables students to understand their learning styles, build confidence, and develop self-advocacy skills. Windward is committed to helping students achieve their full potential in preparation for a successful return to the mainstream educational environment. To meet these goals, the School provides ongoing training to its faculty based on the most current research and shares its expertise with the parent body, other educators, and the broader community.

The Windward School has multiple job opportunities available. For more information and how to apply please click on the position title.

Head of Manhattan Campus – NYC

Guidance Counselor – Westchester Lower School

Speech Language Pathologist – Westchester

Director of Educational Technology – Westchester

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion role


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