CCSWW

FBH Certified Peer Counselor (Youth Partner)

Job Locations US-WA-Tacoma
Posted Date 4 days ago(9/16/2021 7:37 PM)
Job ID
2021-5574
# of Openings
3
Category
Behavioral Health
Min
USD $20.54/Hr.

Overview

JOIN OUR DEDICATED TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS AS A FULL-TIME, YOUTH PARTNER - PEER COUNSELOR IN HELPING YOUTH & FAMILIES!

Tacoma, WA

 

Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for a Certified 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

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 
  • Relocation assistance                                                                                                                                       

Training and Supervision:

    • Extensive training (i.e. WISe, De-Escalation, etc.)
    • 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.

 

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

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 recipient who has been a recipient of 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 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 work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
  • 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 TACOMA:

 

Urbanites are drawn to downtown Tacoma for its competitively priced living spaces with sweeping views of Mt. Rainier, city and water views, while families gravitate toward Tacoma’s charming, affordable neighborhoods with big city amenities. Tacoma, conveniently located on the I-5 corridor, easily accessible to Seattle. Enjoy all the area has to offer:

  • A haven for hikers, runners and cyclists. Tacoma is alive with activities from students attending the Universities and Trade, Technical and Community Colleges.
  • Tacoma’s gourmands and culinary connoisseurs 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.
  • Birthplace of world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, displaying at the Glass Museum, Tacoma is home to vibrant, creative community writers, artists and musicians, photographers, filmmakers, passionate entrepreneurs and business owners.

To apply, 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 Karla at: 253-325-2864.

Note to Internal Candidates: HR 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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