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Peer Mentor

Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Who is Fred Finch? Fred Finch Staff Testimonials - YouTube Since 1859, Fred Finch has been committed to making a difference in the lives of children, young adults, and families within the community. At Fred Finch, values are not just what we say, but what we do. You can see it in every program. Our staff provides unconditional care, support and opportunity to children, youth, young adults, and their families who face complex challenges from one or more of the following: mental or emotional impairment; developmental disability; trauma and abuse, some at a very young age; alcohol or other drug use; poverty; exclusion; discrimination and stigma. Peer Mentor Making an Impact The Youth Partner/Peer Mentor is a primary agent for direct care and engagement of, youth, young adults and/or families in a community, home, or school setting. The primary role is to provide hope, one-on-one support, and mentorship to participants by sharing experience with recovery/resilience and expertise in navigating systems and programs (e.g., Regional Center, Children & Family Services, Special Education Systems, Juvenile Justice Systems, Behavioral Health Care Services, or Residential Centers). Along with the rest of the team, the Youth Partner/Peer Mentor is active in supporting and implementing recovery/resilience/wraparound philosophy and its individualized, strengths-based, culturally competent, family-centered approach. The Youth Partner works collaboratively with other program staff and the assigned Team to provide the best therapeutic care possible. The position is also responsible for documenting patterns of behavior and incidents and participating in training and supervisory meetings as needed. Shifts Available Full Time; Mon-Fri/8am-5pm Wage range $18.84 - 24.61 (DOE) - Starting pay is commensurate with relevant experience above the minimum requirements. What You Bring To The Table (Key Qualifications -see Job Description for more details) Experience as a consumer of services: social services, mental health, residential treatment or group home placements, foster care services, wraparound services, community resources and educational services for youth with special needs. Prior youth advocacy experience desirable. Demonstrated ability to utilize de-escalation techniques that align with the trauma informed care model as part of intervention strategy for working with participants in crisis who are responding to triggers/stressors and/or demonstrating early indicators of distress. Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation Clean driving record; current CA Driver's License or ability to obtain within 10 days after hire. Must have access to dependable transportation and personal car insurance, meeting minimum liability coverage required for position if driving for work or transporting participants. What's In It for You* Paid Time Off: For Full Time Employee it is 21 days in your first year Nine Paid Holidays & Shift differentials for hourly staff (6% for PM Shift, 8% for Overnight Shift) Free CEUs, free Supervision for BBS Associate License, coaching, and mentorship Tuition Assistance and Company Scholarships (up to $10k) Student Loan Forgiveness Qualification Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance, 401K (pro-rated for part-time, no coverage for on call) Join Our Compassionate Team Fred Finch Youth & Family Services?mission is to provide innovative, effective services supporting children, youth, young adults, and families to heal from trauma and lead healthier, productive lives. individuals in recovering their health, hopes, and dreams. Fred Finch continues to advance cultural diversity, humility, equity, and inclusion at all levels of our organization by hiring mental health peers, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and all belief systems. Fred Finch Youth Center Reviews - Fred Finch Youth Center Jobs - Company review from employees *****Click here_ for complete job description*****

Keywords: FRED FINCH YOUTH CENTER, Oakland , Peer Mentor, Other , Oakland, California

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