Tri-Counties Regional Center

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Peer Advocate Specialist

Are you interested in advocacy and looking for work?

Do you live in the Santa Barbara area?

Are you receiving services from Tri-Counties Regional Center?


 We have an exciting, part-time job opportunity (10 hours a week) available with the TCRC team in supporting local self-advocacy groups in the Santa Barbara area.

Primary Responsibilities:

·       Serves as an advisor to the South Coast Self Advocacy Group, and other groups as needed.

·       Attends local advocacy groups and/or Hillside House Resident Council meetings, as appropriate. 

·       Supports individuals participating in community activities, such as Local Unmet Needs Transit Hearings, Grassroots Day, and local legislative visits.

·       Assist in the design of printed materials for persons and families served.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

·       Some knowledge of local programs and services, generic benefit programs (Medi-Cal, Social Security)

·       Demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and as a team member.

·       Demonstrated ability to take direction from supervisor and team members, and ask for help as needed.

·       Ability to prioritize time and/or be flexible with work-related deadlines.


Minimum Qualifications:

·       Must be a resident of the Santa Barbara area, and must be a person served by TCRC

  • Minimal formal education (high-school graduate preferred)
  • Reliable source(s) of transportation in the community
  • Good verbal skills and/or proficiency in the use of personal communication device(s)
  • Some computer keyboarding skills and/or ability to complete such tasks with appropriate supports
  • Experience leading groups and/or giving group presentations
  • Demonstrated awareness of maintaining a professional image in role as Peer Advocate Specialist
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team  


Classification:                        Union, Hourly, Non-Exempt, Part-time (10 hours per week)

Starting Salary:                      $10.52 hourly (Step 2, Grade 2)


TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Attachments must be in .pdf , .doc , or .docx formats in order to be considered.  Please submit before 2/3/17. 

If you any have questions regarding this position, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or get in touch with your Service Coordinator.