Become a Family Peer Support Worker!

If you are a caregiver of an adult who was diagnosed with a behavioral health disorder before the age of 18, you may be interested in becoming a

Family Peer Support Worker

 Family Peer Support Workers are primary caregivers who have “lived-experience” of being actively involved in raising a child who experiences emotional, behavioral, mental health and/or substance use challenges. This includes young people with neurobiological differences as well as those diagnosed with a serious emotional disorder or substance abuse disorder. Family Peer Support Workers have experience navigating child-serving systems and have received specialized training to empower other families who are raising children with similar experiences. Specific requirements include:

  • Successful completion of a 40 hour training program
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid New Mexico mailing address
  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Parent or other family member of a child or youth who has received a diagnosis of Serious Emotional Disturbance and has received mental health and/or substance use treatment and support services, before the age of 18
  • Ability to manage your own well being

Behavioral Health Services will be rolling out their next round of trainings in June:

  • Parent Peer Support Provider Training for Family Peer Support Worker Certification: June 11-15, 2018
  • Family Peer Support Worker Supervisor PPSP Training: June 19th- 21, 2018

The trainings will be held in Albuquerque.  Location will be confirmed soon.

All interested applicants need to apply at their earliest convenience.  The deadline for applications is May 15. Please send applications to:

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact

See link to Application packet below.

Application FPSW