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Peer Mentor - Transitions

Company: Fred Finch Youth Center
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

Job Summary: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.*****Click here for complete job description*****Qualifications:Required

  • 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 communities.
  • Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation systems.
  • 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.

Keywords: Fred Finch Youth Center, Oakland , Peer Mentor - Transitions, Other , Oakland, California

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