Peer Advocate, Family Mental Health Program (Port Chester and White Plains)


Job title Peer Advocate, Family Mental Health (Port Chester and White Plains)
Reports to Clinic Director, Family Mental Health

Family Services of Westchester (FSW) provides mental health and social services that strengthen and support families, children, and individuals at every stage of their lives. With 50 innovative programs, FSW serves 30,000 individuals annually in Westchester County, New York, here to create hope, restore dignity and connect families with the resources to get back on track.

Founded in 1954, Family Services of Westchester is a private, nonprofit, non-sectarian social services agency.


FSW is looking for a Peer Advocate for our Port Chester and White Plains Locations.

POSITION TITLE:  Peer Advocate, Family Mental Health Program

STATUS:  Part-time/20 hours per week

SALARY:  $18.00-$20.00/hour

SUPERVISED BY:  Clinic Director, Family Mental Health


  • Engage and empower clients in the counseling process.
  • Provide support before and during a crisis.
  • Model and teach coping skills.
  • Link to services and make community connections.



  • High School Diploma, Certified Peer Advocate



  • Share lived experiences in order to build relationships.



There are a variety of benefits to joining Family Services of Westchester, an organization with over 65 years of history impacting vulnerable communities. In addition to the opportunity to connect with and help thousands of residents in Westchester County, FSW offers its employees an inspiring, diverse and team-based work environment with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) and generous paid time off.

At FSW, we enjoy working in a collaborative, mission-driven environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace that prioritizes our clients and the communities we serve. If you want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people across the communities of Westchester, and if the position of Peer Advocate speaks to your capabilities, experience and commitment to social service, please submit your resume and cover letter. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or email.

To apply, please email resume to Sonya Gaffney @


Family Services of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer.