Mental Health Peer Supervisor

Position Overview

The Peer Supervisor is responsible for the effective planning and delivery of the Adult Home Initiative peer support and advocacy services, providing supervision and team building to the Peer Advocate teams. 

The Peer Supervisor also collaborates with the AHI Director in the development and implementation of policies, practices, and procedures to advance the initiative's goals.

Program Overview:

The Adult Home Initiative is a new mental health Peer-led project that emerged from a New York State class action settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and private plaintiffs living with mental health challenges who reside in impacted New York City Adult Homes. The settlement agreement provides opportunities for these residents to transition into community-based supportive housing. 

The initiative will utilize a range of individualized and group-based peer-informed strategies to promote housing transitions, striving to empower class members through exposure to possibilities, development of self-advocacy skills, promoting informed choices, and enhancing community engagement.

Position Type: Full  Time 

Position Location: Rockaway Queens 

Position Salary: $31.25

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide on-site supervision and leadership to the Peer Advocate teams and Senior Peers, promoting the establishment of supportive relationships with Adult Home residents.
  • Oversee and supports the Senior Peers in the management of workforce management tasks including staff scheduling, reviewing and approval of time sheets and time-off requests, filling staff coverage gaps, participating in recruitment efforts.
  • Provide support and supervision to the Senior Peer and Peer Advocate teams in the effective and efficient use and tracking of fiscal resources including transportation costs and petty cash.

Education Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma, required. Bachelor's Degree, preferred.


  • Recipient/survivor of mental health services, required
  • At least one (1) year of supervisory experience, required.
  • At least two (2) years of experience working in behavioral health setting: peer service delivery, community development, rehabilitation or recovery-oriented services, mental health supported housing, required.
  • Must be fingerprinted and cleared by the New York State Justice Center.
  • Thorough understanding of and commitment to peer support.