Peer Advocate at HopeWorx, Inc. (Norristown)

Employer Name:

HopeWorx, Inc.




Peer Advocate


Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, but two part-timers sharing the position could be considered

Position Description:

A Peer Advocate position that will provide mentorship, leadership, and training facilitation opportunities. The position requires the provision of individual advocacy services as well as the facilitation of our self-advocacy training.

  • Support individuals with advocating for themselves and resolving any issues related to community living, including problems with service providers, property owners, roommates, utility companies, benefits, etc.
  • Provide resources and support to help individuals know their rights and self-advocate to resolve issues
  • Assist in facilitating AdvocacyWorx’ “Self-Advocacy Training”
  • Participate with the advocacy team in weekly team meetings and in planning and creating goals and activities
  • Provide written documentation on work completed with individuals
  • Participate in committees, workgroups, trainings, and outreach with team members
  • Occasional weeknights may be required

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent people/social skills, including the commitment to treating everyone with dignity and respect
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, are required
  • Ability to problem solve and work with others on a team
  • Good organizational, time management, and computer skills
  • Ability to facilitate workshops and classes
  • Ability to share personal experience purposefully to help others
  • Ability to interact respectfully and collaboratively with all parties in the human service system
  • Self-aware and able to take responsibility for own mistakes, successes, weaknesses, and strengths, as well as being able and willing to seek support when needed
  • Personal lived experience in the mental health system, as well as knowledge of human service systems and resources in Montgomery County
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required
  • Knowledge of Community Support Program (CSP) Principals and Trauma Informed Care is preferred

Instructions on how to apply:

To Apply, please send letter of interest/resume to:
HopeWorx, Inc.
Attn: Sue Shannon
1210 Stanbridge Street Suite 600
Norristown, PA 19401
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