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Training Specialist

Community Access


Community Access, Inc. (CA), founded in 1974, is a progressive not-for-profit organization that expands opportunities for people living with mental health concerns to recover from trauma and discrimination through affordable housing, training, advocacy and healing-focused services. We are built upon the simple truth that people are experts in their own lives. Our programs are spread across 20 locations and include over 1000 units of supportive housing in three boroughs, the Howie The Harp Advocacy Center, ThriveAtWork, Blueprint Supported Education, East Village Access—a PROS program, and a peer-driven Crisis Respite Center.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of
to work at our Howie T. Harp Peer Advocacy and Training Center,
located at 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., in New York, NY.

Position Overview
The Training Specialist assists the Coordinator of Education and Training in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating curriculum for the Forensic/Peer Specialist Training Program and the Continuing Education Program. Some of the essential job functions include, but are not limited to assist with the development, modification, preparation and organization of training curriculum and related resources, including visual aids, handouts and evaluation materials; deliver training; maintain documentation of attendance and evaluations of all trainings; assist with analyzing evaluations, interpreting trainee assessments and revising training; provide administrative support to the Coordinator, including training-related documentation; assist with planning, coordinating and evaluating educational activities for the Continuing Education Program; assist the Coordinator with the development and refinement of admission-related procedures and materials, including outreach and recruitment activities, marketing and promotional resources; coordinate and schedule trainers and back up coverage when necessary, etc.

Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.


Qualified candidates must have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access; minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) – Bachelor’s degree, preferred; must be a recipient/survivor of mental health services, required; experience working in education field, adult education, training, teaching, psychiatric rehabilitation, or other human services; ability to effectively create and deliver training and technical assistance using a variety of instructional techniques such as didactic lecture, role playing, experiential learning, team exercises, group discussions, multi-media, etc; excellent verbal communication skills, including strong public speaking and group facilitation skills; excellent writing skills, including the ability to assist in the creation of written training curriculum and training tools; knowledge of computer systems as well as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint; capacity to learn multimedia software; be creative and flexible.


This is a full-time position; annual salary is 40k, plus an excellent benefits package.


Interested candidates must send a cover letter and resume to:
• Email
• Fax to 646-365-0458

Posted on 05/03/17; CVMHA ID #10990