In Home Peer Support Specialist

Requisition ID
2017-1607
Job Locations
MS-Biloxi
Program
In-Home Services
Relocation Assistance
No
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Overview

Company Overview

 

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.

Responsibilities

Position Overview

  • A Peer Support Specialist has experience in the mental health system or child-welfare system to provide outreach, support and advocacy to youth and families served
  • Caseloads will b- 4-6 cases per week, averaging 12-20 total hours of face to face contact for the staff per week based on the families’ needs.
  • Increase collaboration with families and professionals
  • Participate in collaboration with the therapist and case manager to identify treatment goals for each youth and family
  • Provide supportive services to families to promote success with families by providing safe environments for their children, while also providing for heir basic needs and overall welfare
  • Works with families in their homes and communities, linking them with resources and partnering alongside them to teach basic skills needed to care for their child based on their age and needs
  • Support for the child and his/her family          

Additional Information

 

Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance.

Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage

 

PART TIME and FULL TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE

 

 

Qualifications

Requirements

 

Maintain flexible schedule that is convenient for youth and families, which often results in working nontraditional hours
GED or High School Diploma
Must have experience in the mental health system or child-welfare system to provide outreach, support and advocacy to youth served
At least six months experience working with intensive in-home services is strongly preferred
Car insurance coverage requirements of 300,000 bodily; 100,000; 50,000 property

 

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.

 

Additional Benefits

 

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement

 

EOE

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