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Part-time Peer Advocate/Training Facilitator

Community Advocates of Montgomery County, PA, an affiliate of Hopeworx, Inc., is seeking applicants for a new position that will provide mentorship, leadership and training facilitation opportunities. The position requires the facilitation of two advocacy trainings developed exclusively for and by Community Advocates and includes:

The 14-week class called “It’s T.I.M.E.” has been offered to men at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) once a week for the past seven years. The class has also been conducted in the community at behavioral health centers. The new class will be held in the community. The class title stands for “Think, Identify, Make changes and Enter a new life” and is led by a peer with experience in mental health and criminal justice issues. Participants in the class are encouraged to educate themselves about criminogenic needs or risk factors for incarceration, identify ways to change thinking habits and make plans for reentry so they can succeed when returning to the community. Understanding mental health, addiction and trauma are key outcomes for the class participants.

The Community Advocates Self-Advocacy Curriculum has been offered to peers, family members and provider staff for more than 10 years at various locations throughout the county. More than 1,200 individuals have completed the training which is held 4 times a year.

Job Title: Peer Advocate/Training Facilitator, a part-time position

Organization: Community Advocates of Montgomery County

Location: 1210 Stanbridge Street, Suite 600, Norristown, PA 19401

Supervisor: Kim Renninger, Director

Work hours: 10-15 hours a week, flexible hours

Wage: $14 an hour

Duties and Responsibilities:


Minimum of a high school diploma or GED, plus work experience in and knowledge of the mental health system. Completion of Montgomery County’s Certified Peer Specialist Program is required. Completion of the state’s Forensic Peer Support Training strongly recommended. Individuals with personal experience with the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply.


Good communication skills, both written and verbal, are required. Ability to problem solve and work with others. Good organizational skills and computer skills. Experience facilitating support groups, workshops or classes. Ability to effectively share your own experience to help others.

Interviews will be held starting January 16, 2018.
Send resume to:
Kim Renninger, Director | Community Advocates of Montgomery County
1210 Stanbridge Street, Suite 600 | Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: 610-270-0375 | Fax: 610-270-9155
Email: krenninger@hopeworxinc.org | Website: www.hopeworxinc.org