DATE: 11/07/19

TITLE: Youth Peer Advocate- Part Time 

DESCRIPTION: Provide peer support in person and online. Coordinate independent living skills, evaluations, and training for transition age youth with disabilities within Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties.


  • Must obtain a New York State Youth Peer Advocate Credential within the first year of employment. To be eligible for the New York State Youth Peer Advocate Professional Credential, an individual must: 
    • Be an individual 18 to 30 years old who has self-identified as a person who has first-hand experience with social, emotional, medical, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges.
    • Be able to use lived experience with a disability, mental illness, juvenile justice, special education, substance use disorder, and/or foster care to assist in supporting youth in their resiliency/recovery and wellness.
    • At a minimum, have a high school diploma, high school equivalency, or a State Education Commencement Credential. This educational requirement can be waived by the certifying agency if the person has demonstrated competencies and has relevant life experience sufficient for the peer certification. 

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. 

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Tina Brown, CHRCO

WNY Independent Living, Inc. 

3108 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214 

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