CCSWW

FBH Certified Peer Counselor (Youth Partner)

Job Locations US-WA-University Place
Posted Date 4 days ago(9/16/2021 7:51 PM)
Job ID
2021-5497
# of Openings
3
Category
Behavioral Health
Min
USD $20.54/Hr.

Overview

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 Aberdeen, Bremerton, Burien, Olympia, Shelton, Tacoma, Tukwila, University Place, Vancouver, Yelm, WA 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 Excellence Justice Stewardship

We strive to help children and families live together safely and securely with hope and promise. At times we serve as a catalyst for change, offering new approaches and 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!

WHAT WE OFFER: 

  • Base Pay Rate: $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 provided:                                                                                                                                            

      • 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 
      • Relocation assistance

Training and Supervision:

  • Extensive training in multiple areas
  • Weekly supervision and support, as needed
  • Immediate assistance and supervision/consultation available at any time

Certified 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

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.
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract) with 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 work flexible 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 PIERCE COUNTY:

 

This position will serve all Pierce which includes Tacoma, University Place, Lakewood, Puyallup, Fife and other neighboring cities. The home office is in University Place.  Enjoy all the area has to offer:

  • Between the shores of the Puget Sound and the shadow of Mount Rainier, Pierce County ultimate destination for recreation and relaxation. Enjoy spectacular views, Commencement Bay, walking trails, boating, and close proximity to Seattle or Olympia, WA.   
  • You will enjoy outstanding restaurants with gourmands and culinary connoisseurs who have cultivated a scene that’s made national press, with top-notch meeting and convention spaces, and huge headliner concerts have drawn visitors from across the globe. 

To apply with your resume , please visit our Careers Page at https://ccsww.org/careers/ . For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Healthcare Recruiter, at karlal@ccsww.org.

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 and Equal Opportunity Employer. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position. 

 

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