Turn Your Mental Health Experience into a Rewarding Career

Community Access’ new ThriveAtWork Peer Training will prepare hundreds of New Yorkers for peer specialist certification, while supporting trainees to pursue meaningful careers in the mental health workforce.

We seek applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds. People with mental health conditions who also have co-experiences such as a history of incarceration, substance use, homelessness, military service, identify as LGBT, and/or identify with a racially or ethnically marginalized group, are strongly encouraged to apply. We are also eager to work with individuals who speak multiple languages, to help meet the growing demand for multilingual peer specialists in the behavioral health workforce. Trainees who speak Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese are in particularly high demand.

Click here to learn more.

To apply, you must (at a minimum):

  • Have experience accessing mental health services/supports
  • Have earned a High School diploma (or GED/TASC equivalent)
  • Be a resident of New York City

To apply, download and complete this application form and send it as an attachment to thrive@communityaccess.org:


Volunteer Homework Helper

Help students in grades 1-8 with their homework assignments by becoming a Volunteer Homework Helper at the Brooklyn Public Library!

Do you have a strong commitment to working with children? A minimum of two hours per week during after-school hours (3-6PM) on weekdays? An ability to make a minimum required commitment of six months?  If so, apply now! Complete an application at any neighborhood library or online at www.bklynlibrary.org.

11/17 Event: Become a Public Health School Nurse


11/14 Event: Young adult Fair


Deadline Extended (10/20) for of Work, Learn, Grow Youth Employment Applications

The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) has extended its deadline for online applications to this year’s iteration of Work, Learn, Grow (WLG), the Council’s year-round youth employment initiative. Youth applications are now due by Friday, October 20, 2017, and we encourage all Council Members to reach out to eligible constituents. As a reminder, eligible applicants must:

  • Be 2017 participants in the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP);
  • Be between the ages of 16 and 21; and
  • Currently be enrolled in school.

Applications are available on DYCD’s website at https://worklearngrow.yepsonline.org/default.aspx.