CCSWW

FBH Peer Counselor (Youth Partner)

Job Locations US-WA-Bremerton
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/16/2021 5:55 PM)
Job ID
2021-5466
# of Openings
5
Category
Behavioral Health
Min
USD $20.54/Hr.

Overview

WE ARE GROWING! 

NEW FULL-TIME, PEER COUNSELOR (YOUTH PARTNER)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFES OF YOUTH & FAMILIES!

BREMERTON, WA (KITSAP AREA)

 

Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for a Peer Counselor (Youth Partner) to join our team of innovators who explore and develop new approaches and implement novel strategies.  Our teams provide individualized, creative and flexible services, infused with evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies.  Services are offered in a hybrid manner with some services provided in the community, and some through telehealth.

WHO WE ARE: 

We are a values-driven organization, providing family-oriented behavioral health care for children, youth and families, provided primarily 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. With sites located in Tukwila, Burien, North Tacoma, University Place, Olympia, Shelton, Bremerton, Aberdeen, Yelm, Vancouver, (Salmon Creek and Oakview Drive) and Portland Oregon, we offer comprehensive intensive, Wrap-around mental health services to a diverse population for youth and families. We employ almost 600 energetic 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
  • Availability Pay of $75.00 per pay period for working hours to meet family's needs
  • Earn additional pay for performance

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:

    • Daily supervision and support, as needed

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

JOB SUMMARY:

 

CPC (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 youth who has been or is receiving community / mental health services within the past ten years.
  • Ability to drive to our family homes within the community with reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and current automobile insurance with an acceptable driving record per CCS policy.
  • Ability to visually assess safety within the community and in family homes. 
  • 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

  • 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 to working with people who need assistance.

ABOUT BREMERTON & KITSAP AREA:

 

Bremerton is a small beautiful city, located across from Seattle (a one-hour ferry ride away) with sweeping views of Olympic Mountain Range. Guests of Bremerton will enjoy the Harborside area offering fine hotels and dining, coffee shops, cafes and Art District, Puget Sound Navy Museum, USS Turner Joy, Boardwalk, Harborside Fountain, and PSNS Memorial Plaza. 

 

The surrounding Kitsap area offers smaller, charming, waterfront communities with all the amenities of any large city. Enjoy all the area has to offer:

  • A haven for boating, fishing, whale and bird watching, and hiking.
  • Kitsap is alive with farmers markets, art shows, and festivals throughout the year. 
  • Bremerton offer championship golf courses, 35 parks, affordable housing, excellent schools, and many recreational programs. 

Please apply with your resume at https://ccsww.org/careers/ . For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Healthcare Recruiter, at karlal@ccsww.org or 253-325-2864.

 

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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