CCSWW

FBH Peer Counselor (Youth Partner)

Job Locations US-WA-Vancouver
Posted Date 5 days ago(10/15/2021 4:38 PM)
Job ID
2021-5232
# of Openings
4
Category
Behavioral Health
Min
USD $20.54/Hr.

Overview

WE ARE EXPANDING IN VANCOUVER!

HIRING A PEER COUNSELOR WITH LIVED EXPERIENCE AS A YOUTH!

 

Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for a Peer Counselor (Youth Partner) who wants to join our team of innovators who continually "push the envelope" and challenges traditional thinking in Behavioral Health.

 

WHO WE ARE:

 

We are a values-driven organization, providing family oriented mental health care for children, youth 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 with promise, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity. With sites located in Tukwila, Tacoma, Olympia, Shelton, Bremerton, Aberdeen, Yelm, Vancouver, and Portland Oregon, we offer comprehensive intensive, Wrap-around mental health services to a diverse population for youth and families. We employ nearly 600 caring and compassionate employees. 

 

WHAT WE VALUE: 
Compassion  Diversity  Strength-Based-Approach  Social-Justice & Our Staff!

WHAT WE OFFER: 

  • Excellent starting payrate of: $20.54 per hour

BENEFITS:  

  • 11 paid holidays; plus 2 personal holidays each year!
  • 15 days’ vacation (to start) and 12 sick-days per year!
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plans: 403-B Employee Savings Plan and an Employer Contribution Pension                                                                  

Training and Supervision:

  • Extensive training (i.e. WISe, De-Escalation, etc.)
  • Daily supervision and support, as needed

 

WHAT WE VALUE:  

We strive to help children and families live together safely and securely with hope and promise.  We serve as a catalyst for change when appropriate, challenging long-standing service traditions in community behavioral health.  We behave with Humility, Passion for our Mission, and Compassion and Respectful Interactions.   We value learning and offer alternatives and we stand strong to help child-serving systems understand our alternative paradigm while strengthening partnerships. We do not compromise our values.

 

Peer Counselors (Youth Partners) are individuals with personal history as a youth/child 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.  Successful applicants must have first person experience as a youth who received system services and prepared to disclose their personal experiences with youth, parents and others. 

Responsibilities

Youth Partners 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 Youth Partner 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.

Emphasis is on achieving incredible outcomes with children, youth and families by actively partnering with them along with their natural and community services and supports to achieve long term safety and stability in our neighborhoods and communities. 

A full job description with qualifications may be shared with candidates identified for an interview. 

Qualifications

WHAT WE ARE SEEKING IN A CANDIDATE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Age 21 or older.
  • Personal (lived) experience as a child/youth who has received community / mental health services within the past ten years.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Must be able to driver to youth and family homes and in the community, have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and provide current auto registration.
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.
  • Availability to flex some work hours, as needed.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.

Prefer

  • One year relevant experience with social services and mental health agencies to working with people who need assistance.

ABOUT VANCOUVER

Vancouver, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, on the north bank of the Columbia River with sweeping views of Mt. Hood.  Vancouver, 10 miles from Portland, offers quality, affordable cost of living.  Enjoy all the area has to offer:

  • Explore the region with some of the most scenic trails, lakes, and rivers with millions of square acres of dedicated outdoor space with 191 area parks in Vancouver. Take a scenic drive through the hills of north Clark County, stop off at one of many wineries; or head to Moulton Falls to enjoy a scenic backdrop for a picnic.
  • Perhaps, you are a hardcore mountain biker looking to get some fresh air in lush forests, a fisherman who enjoys landing the perfect salmon, a birdwatcher looking for a red-tailed hawk, or seeking to snowshoe at Mt. Helens – Vancouver USA is the place for you!   

If you are passionate about providing strength-based mental health services for children, youth and their family, we would love to hear from you! Please visit our Careers Page at https://ccsww.org/careers/ . For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Healthcare Recruiter, at karlal@ccsww.org or call/text 253-325-2864.

 

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

 

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.           

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