Job Opportunity with the U.S. Department of Justice

Job Title: Senior Policy Advisor
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Administration for Children and Families


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As a Senior Policy Advisor in the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF), Family Youth and Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Adolescent Development and Support (DADS), you will be performing policy analyses of special initiatives and priorities. You will also have public policy experience related to children and youth issues.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • One-year probationary period may be required


  • Serving as senior policy advisor on youth programs and program development issues for the Division of Adolescent Development and Support.
  • Leading efforts to develop new and innovative youth and program policies and strategies within FYSB.
  • Coordinating the effective implementation of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (APP) legislation.
  • Supporting the development of responses to congressional requests and legislative reviews regarding at-risk and vulnerable youth issues.
  • Coordinating, planning, and conducting broad policy reviews and studies of national significance.
  • Analyzing policy and drafting policy documents for various audiences.


Specialized Experience:

  • GS-13: Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that included:
  • Advising senior and high-ranking officials on complex issues to coordinate adolescent policy and youth development policy efforts
  • Conducting comprehensive analyses of various youth related policies and drafting briefs and other documents for dissemination to various audiences.
  • Developing, managing, and coordinating reviews and analyses of complex adolescent and youth policy issues.
  • Developing new and innovative policy guidance and strategies for at-risk youth programs.

Conditions of Employment:

1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

5. Financial disclosure statement required: No

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses authorized: No

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

9. Drug Screening Required: No

10. Relocation incentives authorized: No

11. Recruitment incentives authorized: No

12. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No

13. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: Yes


Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

For Competitive Applicants/All U.S. Citizens:  Candidates will be assigned to a quality category:

  • Best Qualified - Applicants who have experience that is almost identical to those required by the position.
  • Well Qualified - Applicants who have experience that is very similar to those required by the position.
  • Qualified - Applicants who meet minimum qualification requirements, but do not identify any additional qualifying experience or skill.

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Job Opportunity with Community Access

Two Openings for Service Coordinators to work in the housing program located at 621 Water Street, New York, NY
Hours are: Monday through Friday 10-6 with one expected late evening (11-7)
Hours are: Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Position Overview:

The Service Coordinator provides support services to assigned program participants, including assisting with
defining personal, vocational and educational goals. The Service Coordinator provides assistance to program
participants using a person-centered model that supports individuals in their recovery, hopes and
opportunities. A Service Coordinator is responsible for providing recovery oriented support services and
outreach to assigned program participants; developing and assisting in implementing service plans determined
by goals of program participants, including reviewing service plans with program participants, identifying
progress and revising plan as needed; producing and maintaining thorough, accurate and timely
documentation, including charts and documentation of interactions with program participants, services
provided, important information and/or events; assisting program participants in advocating for quality care
received from external service providers, including educating providers on special issues, etc.

Qualified candidates must have minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) – Bachelor’s degree,
preferred; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Justice Center; commitment to recovery oriented
practice; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to maintain confidential information, as
related to position; be skilled in conflict mediation/negotiation and have an assertive approach to problem
solving; ability to climb several flights of stairs and travel via public transportation.
Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should apply via
Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs, and at
all levels of management.

Job Opportunity with Peerlink Technical Assistance Center

Peerlink National Assistance Center is seeking a Project Coordinator to provide training and technical assistance in the areas of employment and financial self-sufficiency for mental health peers and peer groups. The Project Coordinator will also provide technical assistance and support on organizational and leadership development. Peerlink NTAC operates as a program of Mental Health America of Oregon (MHAO), an inclusive grassroots mental health organization dedicated to empowering consumer/survivor voices to drive services and policies that foster wellness and full participation in life choices and recovery. Both Peerlink NTAC and Mental Health America of Oregon are peer-run organizations.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and five years of related experience and/or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

The ideal candidate will identify as having lived experience of mental health challenges. The candidate should also be skilled in training, leadership development, and collaboration as part of a team; possess knowledge of employment and financial self-sufficiency and how these topics relate to mental health challenges; possess knowledge and an understanding of peer support and the peer movement; and possess a strong belief in recovery from mental health challenges. Veterans and people who represent diverse cultural communities are especially encouraged to apply.  

The duties of this position includes:

  • the provision of technical assistance and support
  • planning, coordinating
  • acilitation of training to mental health peers and peer groups in assigned states and territories
  • creation of training materials, fact sheets and a bi-monthly e-newsletter
  • coordination and facilitation of national and targeted webinars
  • working with the team to plan and host the national Alternatives Conference.

This position requires extensive air and auto travel multiple times each year.

Compensation:  This is a .75 FTE (30 hours per week) hourly position, with the potential of becoming full time (1.0 FTE). Hourly rate: $20.19-$22.15/hour DOE. Benefits include paid time off (PTO), health, vision and dental insurance.

To apply:  Please visit for a complete job description and application instructions.  Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. 


Job Opportunity with The New York Peer Specialist Certification Board (NYPSCB)

Certification Clerk – Contract Positon
Hourly Rate: $10.00 - $15.00/hour
Position: Part-time up to 24 hours per week
Employment Site: Albany, NY
Project: New York Peer Specialist Certification Board
The New York Peer Specialist Certification Board (NYPSCB), a project of ASAPNYS, has an
immediate opening for a part-time Certification Clerk in support of the New York Peer Specialist
Certification Board (NYPSCB) contract. The Certification Clerk is an entry level contract funded
position (through 2016) and is intended for a candidate with strong organizational and computer skills.
For more information about the NYPSCB, please visit or contact
Job Description:
The Certification Clerk is responsible for assisting the Certification Coordinator of the NYPSCB in the
implementation of the New York Certified Peer Specialist (NYCPS) certification program and for
performing duties necessary for the NYPSCB’s office to effectively and efficiently conduct its
business. The Certification Clerk provides data entry, logistical support, and data management as
appropriate and also is responsible for managing the file systems and processing of mail for the office.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Process certification applications, attachments and materials
  • Process office mail and acknowledge receipt of materials in a timely manner
  • Manage database including entering, managing and maintaining database records
  • Process database reports and records as needed
  • Manage paper files and archive/scan records
  • Undertake special assignments as requested by Staff
  • Manage social media accounts (Twitter and LinkedIn)
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of internet, email, MS Office
  • Attention to detail, data entry/typing and strong organizational skills
  • HS diploma or equivalent and experience in a professional office setting
  • Strong team player with effective communication skills
Position is open until filled
People in recovery from a mental health diagnosis are strongly encouraged to
apply for this position
Submit letter of interest, salary requirement and resume to:
New York Peer Specialist Certification Board
Attention: Tara Davis
11 North Pearl Street, Suite 801
Albany, New York 12207 

Job Opportunity with Community Access

Front Desk Receptionist

 Hourly pay rate is $11.75.

Hours are:
  • Saturday and Sunday - 7am to 7pm
  • Monday and Tuesday - 3pm to 11pm
Position Overview:

The Front Desk Receptionist is expected to interact with tenants, guests and staff in a professional
and courteous manner, while monitoring the safety of the tenants and the building. This includes
greeting tenants and guests in professional, courteous and hospitable manner; monitoring the safety
and security of building and its tenants and reporting any problems if necessary; monitoring the
proper functioning of building systems and notifying the superintendent if necessary; answer
telephones, take messages, and provide routine information about Community Access; prepare work
orders for repair and maintenance problems reported by tenants or observed during shift, etc.

Qualified candidates must have minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent; previous customer
service experience, preferred; ability to interact with people in a professional and courteous manner;
possess appropriate telephone manner; must be fingerprinted and cleared by the New York State
Justice Center; possess strong written and oral communication skills; must be able to pass test FDNY
tests for certifications that may be required at particular sites (e.g., fire guard certificate, certificate of
fitness for fire alarm panels) within three tries (if applicable); must be able to climb stairs as needed.
Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should apply on
Community Access is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
Women, People of Color and Members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
CA is committed to the hiring of at least 51% consumer staff, in all of its departments and programs,
and at all levels of management.