Youth Villages has been a national leader in the adoption and implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30 years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.
If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.
A Peer Mentor has lived-experience in the mental health system or child-welfare system to provide outreach, support and advocacy to youth served. A Peer Mentor will have personal experience living with or understanding special needs and/or significant mental health issues.
The Peer Mentor is to provide targeted support services, to provide a system of care that is child-centered with the needs of the child and family dictating the types and mix of services provided, to assist in keeping the family together and preventing an out-of-home placement.
To be effective, the Peer Mentor will work with children in their homes and communities, incorporating the entire family in the Wraparound process and focus on their strengths as well as the child’s age and cultural heritage.
Perform the following duties:
1. Support for the child and his/her family.
2. Be a member of the family team to assist in the strengths assessment and wrap plan development.
3. Increase collaboration with families and professionals.
4. Other duties as assigned.
GED/High School Diploma required
Has lived-experience in the mental health system or child-welfare system to provide outreach, support and advocacy to youth served
Schedule is non-traditional, but flexible and based around clients’ availability. Since counselors are heavily involved with each family, long hours may be required. Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities
Counselors must have their own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance. Counselors are reimbursed for mileage.
Experience growth and development through our continuous training as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement