Frequent Employers

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The following organizations frequently hire peer specialists. Whether you are looking for full or part time employment, or supervised work hours to complete your peer specialist certification, you might find opportunities (even if they are not officially posted) by checking with these organizations. 

Listed by Region

New York City

Acacia Network


Baltic Street AEH

Beacon Health Options


Brooklyn Community Services


Care for the Homeless


Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens

Cayuga Centers

Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)

Community Access

Community Health Action of Staten Island

Concern for Independent Living

Federation of Organizations


Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ


Hetrick-Martin Institute

Housing W0rks

Independent Living, Inc.

Institute for Community Living (ICL)

Jericho Project

Lantern Community Services

Little Flower

Montefiore Medical Center


NYC Criminal Justice Agency

New York City Dept. of Mental Health and Hygiene

NYC Health+Hospitals

New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH)

Project Find

Ryan Health

Safe Horizon

Samaritan Daytop

St. Joseph’s Medical Center

St. Vincent’s Hospital

SCO Family of Services

Services for the Underserved

Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services

The Bridge

The Coalition for Behavioral Health The Education Alliance

The Fortune Society

The Jewish Board

Urban Justice Center – Mental Health Project

Urban Pathways

Vibrant Emotional Health

Volunteers of America


Westchester Jewish Community Services

Weston United Community Renewal

Women in Need

Long Island

Cornerstone Family Healthcare

CoveCare Center

EAC Network

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises

Family Service League

Federation of Organizations

Hands Across Long Island

Maryhaven Center of Hope

Mental Health Association of Nassau County

Capital / Hudson Valley / North


Alliance for Positive Health

Catholic Charities

Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc.

CoveCare Center

Gateway Community Industries

Glens Falls Hospital


Human Development Services of Westchester

Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc.

Mental Health Association of Dutchess County

Mental Health Association of Westchester County, Inc.

Mental Health Empowerment Project

MHA Rockland

MHA Ulster County

Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc.


NYS Office of Mental Health

Northern Rivers Family of Services


Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc. (RSS)

Seaway Valley Prevention Council

The Guidance Center

Unity House of Troy



AccessCNY, Inc.


Catholic Charities


CNY Services

Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)


Liberty Resources

Maximizing Independent Living

MHA of Jefferson County

Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier

Pathways (Corning)

Phelps Hospital

Regional Center for Independent Living (RCIL)

Rescue Mission

Resource Center for Independent Living

Southern Tier AIDS Program

SUNY Upstate Medical

The Arc of Wayne (Seneca Falls)


Upstate Cerebral Palsy

Youth Power


BestSelf Behavioral Health

Catholic Charities of Buffalo

Catholic Family Center

Center for Disability Rights

Compeer Rochester

Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)

East House

Delphi Rise


Health Homes of Upstate New York (HHUNY)

Housing Options Made Easy

Ibero-American Action League, Inc.

Liberty Resources

Mental Health PEER Connection

New Directions Youth & Family Services, Inc.

OLV Human Services (Lackawanna)

Person Centered Housing Options

Spectrum Human Services

Venture For the

Villa of Hope

Still Looking? Try these Job Recruiter Sites 
(Most give you the ability to search by a specific key word and location)




New York City (City Jobs)

New York State Dept. of Labor

New York State Jobs (State Jobs)

New York State Jobs Express



For an article by “The Balance” on the top ten best job search strategies, click here.
For another article by “The Balance” on the best use of LinkedIn, click here.

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