CCSWW

Peer Counselor- Youth

US-WA-Tacoma
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-2709
# of Openings
1
Category
Public Relations
Min
USD $16.88/Hr.

Overview

WE ARE GROWING, AND WE NEED YOU!

 

We are a values-driven organization, providing family oriented mental health care for children and families in their own home and community.  Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity.

Responsibilities

Youth Peer Counselors are individuals with a recent personal history as a youth who has been a recipient of behavioral health, child welfare, complex medical coordination or juvenile justice services who use that personal experience in building support with families.   Youth Peer Counselors collaborate, provide support and help facilitate services for youth and their families receiving Family Behavioral Health Services.  Working as a member of a team, the Certified Youth Peer Counselors helps a youth voice their own perspective and assure that other team members are able to understand their perspective and use that perspective in treatment planning.  This position helps youth, parents and families achieve confidence in their abilities to team on a recovery journey and maintain hope for their success after formal behavioral health services have been completed.  Successful applicants must have first person experience in accessing system services and be prepared to disclose their personal experiences with youth, parents and others.

Qualifications

  • Non-professional personal experience as a youth recipient of social or community services within the past 10 years.
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Age 21 or older per DSHS requirements
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid DL, auto req & automobile.

 

Preferred Qualifications
  • A.A. or B.A. in social sciences, social services or mental health field background.
  • One year relevant experience with social services and mental health agencies working with people who need assistance.

 

Catholic Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.

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