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Mental Health Peer Advocate (PT) - RIST. 

About the Organization Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton is a faith inspired non-profit organization, mission-driven, family-friendly, and passionate about services to our communities. We offer a wide variety of exciting career opportunities in the areas of Direct Care, Clinical, Fundraising, Human Resources, IT, Finance, Marketing, and Nursing. When you join us, you can expect a true focus on work-life balance, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit programs, and an environment that promotes inclusion. Some of our benefits include: generous paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick time; excellent health & pension plans; and wide array of training and staff development opportunities to earn on-site CEUs. Catholic Charities is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for staff as well as for people seeking assistance. To learn more about the agency, please visit our website at:

This position may be subject to Executive Order 283, requiring a proof of being up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccination, including any recommended booster. Requests for reasonable accommodation based on medical condition, disability, or sincerely-held religious belief precluding vaccination will be considered and should be made to Human Resources: 609-394-5181.

Req Number DIR-21-00069  
Location BHS - RIST Program (Pennsauken, NJ)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
Category Direct Care - Professionals / Paraprofessionals  

Job Summary:

This position will provide primary health care educational and support services to SMI consumers who are enrolled in RIST.


Orient  RIST consumers to basic principles of primary care management.

  • Consult with RIST consumers and family members to develop and monitor wellness assessments.
  • Assist in care coordination with the project RN to ensure access to primary health care.
  • Help coordinate and ensure consumer access to the array of wellness and recovery education and self-help programs.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings.
  • Escort consumers to medical appointments and lab appointments, as necessary


Position Requirements
  • High School diploma,, proficient in computer skills
  • Possess strong customer service and listening strengths
  • Knowledge of mental illness and ability to act as a good coach for this population
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication strengths and problem solving abilities
  • Completion of the Rutgers Wellness Coaching Training Curriculum
  • Possess ability to function in a team environment


Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Weekly Work Hours 12  
Schedule 9:30am to 1:30pm - Mon, Tues, Fri 

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