MFM Peer Counselors (pending certification) are youth with a recent personal history who have experienced foster care placement and behavioral health, child welfare, complex medical coordination or juvenile justice services who use that personal experience in building support with youth and their foster and/or birth families.
Peer Counselors (pending certification) 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.
Peer Counselors collaborate, provide support and help facilitate services for youth and their families receiving foster care and behavioral health services. Working as a member of a team, the Peer Counselor 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 foster care system services and be prepared to disclose their personal experiences with youth, parents and others.