NYAPRS Seeks Hudson River Training, TA Coordinator ; Peer Services Director

NYAPRS Seeks Hudson River Training, Technical Assistance Coordinator and Peer Services Division Director

The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) is a nationally acclaimed behavioral health systems change agent that promotes the recovery, rehabilitation, rights and community inclusion of people with mental health condition through state and national mental health advocacy, training and technical assistance and peer service innovations.


Hudson River Region Training & Technical Assistance Facilitator

NYAPRS currently has an opening for a Training & Technical Assistance Facilitator to develop and implement training for Hudson River regional behavioral health providers on recovery practice innovations as part of our statewide NYAPRS Training Collective for Recovery, Rehabilitation and Rights.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to act independently, develop and deliver formal trainings to the provider community, and actively engage them in learning. You will also provide technical assistance to support providers implementing practice changes.

This is a work-from-home design, with extensive travel involved, primarily throughout the Hudson River region but also includes travel outside the region. Lived experience with a mental health condition and the mental health system and the ability to use that experience to enhance training is highly preferred.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who enjoys a collaborative environment

and would enjoy being a member of a dedicated team that is playing a pioneering role in

our state and nation.

The right candidate will have:

• A GED or High School Diploma, BA/BS preferred

• Great oral and written communication skills

• Experience delivering formal training or leading groups

• Demonstrated ability to engage others in learning and exchanging ideas

• Facility with computers and technical equipment

• A valid NYS driver's license and their own personal vehicle for traveling.

• The ability to work independently and organize their work schedule from a "home" office


Peer Services Division Director

The NYAPRS Peer Services Division Director oversees and supports the development and implementation of nationally replicated peer service innovations and corresponding training and technical assistance.

They are a key member of NYAPRS’ leadership team who will support the successful delivery and continued refinement of NYAPRS peer service pilots and programs serving a diversity of groups, in a variety of sites and using multiple forms of reimbursement.

They will hire, train and support our peer support team members to advance the dignity, hope, health and lives of the people we serve. They will oversee the Division budget, evaluate program outcomes, deliver state and national presentations and technical assistance. 

The Director must have Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in human services, as well as technical assistance, training and project development skills.

This position may be located in the Albany or New York City areas.

All applicants must have lived experience with the recovery process and behavioral health service systems, demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in leading support groups and the ability to travel.


We offer a highly competitive benefit package including health, dental and vision care benefits, retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program and paid time off and holidays.

Please submit cover letter, salary requirements and resume by September 23rd to hr@nyaprs.org with subject line "Training Facilitator" or “Peer Director” or submit by regular mail to NYAPRS, 194 Washington Avenue, #400, Albany, NY 12210 ATTN: HR Manager.


NYAPRS is an equal opportunity employer.

See more about ys at www.nyaprs.org