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Bilingual Spanish Peer Mentor Job Posting

Bilingual Spanish Peer Mentor Job Posting

Do you want to work for an organization that makes a difference without asking you to sacrifice everything for the mission? Are you seeking an organization that values the input of its employees, and makes sure its work is driven by the communities it represents?

The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State (CDPAANYS) is a mission-driven organization that provides older and disabled New Yorkers with the tools and resources they need to have control over their lives through a strong and vibrant consumer directed personal assistance program. We foster a team environment that understands passion and innovation are fueled by a diversity of skills and experience. We recognize the importance of a diversity of lived experiences, particularly as they relate to using CDPA either as a consumer, a designated representative, a worker, or a family member. Further, we recognize that people are strongest when they have the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally, and understand that sometimes life is messy. Therefore, we maintain a strong commitment to professional development while striving to ensure a healthy work-life balance, where family, mental health, and recharging your internal batteries are valued. All employees have access to a generous benefit package including 11 paid holidays; vacation and sick time; FSA and IRA with employer matching; and more. 

CDPAANYS is in search of a bilingual peer mentor for a new opportunity assessing the impact of peers in assisting the State in keeping people in the community. Successful candidates will be in receipt of Consumer Directed Personal Assistance, proficient in Spanish & English, and have a strong commitment to the goals of empowerment, civil rights and personal choice – key components of the independent living movement and consumer directed personal assistance.

This is a part-time position, scheduled on average 20 hours weekly, paid hourly at a rate of $18.45 per hour.  

CDPAANYS will work with successful candidates to enroll in the Medicaid Buy-In for People with Disabilities, if necessary, to ensure that service interruption does not occur.

Responsibilities include: 

  • participation in a peer mentoring training in Albany and demonstrating competency in critical components of the training;
  • maintaining availability via a phone, provided by CDPAANYS, for communication with consumers and potential consumers;
  • completion of tracking and evaluation materials, based on the calls and other interactions with consumers;
  • working with team to identify common questions and writing occasional columns to appear on CDPAANYS website; and
  • participating in CDPAANYS’ Annual Conference to promote peer mentoring. 


    • participation in Consumer Directed Personal Assistance;
    • commitment to helping others understand and maximize the potential of the program;
    • self-motivation;
    • open-mindedness;
    • excellent interpersonal and written skills;
  • Proficiency in Spanish is required.

CDPAANYS is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to making any reasonable accommodations necessary for the completion of the tasks of this position.

To apply, please send a cover letter & resume to