Wraparound Youth Partner

Website Valley Cities

Position Summary

A Wraparound Program Youth Peer is a young adult who has been involved in child-serving systems on a personal level, demonstrated success in navigating those systems, and remains engaged in recovery. The Youth Peer will work collaboratively with the Wraparound Facilitator, Wraparound Parent Partner, and other team members to ensure the process remains youth and family driven, strength-based, and solution focused. Wraparound staff practice in accordance with the principles of High-Fidelity Wraparound care. All services are provided on a community outreach basis and require sound judgment and demonstrated ability to operate autonomously.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide one-on-one support to clients navigating youth-serving systems
  • Work with families where one or more child has complex needs that require the involvement of multiple child-serving systems (mental health, developmental disabilities, child welfare, juvenile justice, chemical dependency, special education).
  • Engage youth into Wraparound’s team-based planning process by meeting with them in their home, community or school
  • Act as a role model for team members in supporting youth voice and choice in team meetings
  • Interact with child/youth client as a peer by sharing common experiences and modeling resiliency and recovery
  • Assist clients in discovering and creating community and natural supports

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED and continuing education in mental health field such as the Peer to Peer Counselor Program.
  • Must be enrolled in a Certified Peer Training program within 30 days of hire.

Experience:

  • Lived experience navigating mental health, juvenile justice, special education, foster care, or developmental disabilities systems
  • Must be willing to use own lived experiences to provide hope and peer support to clients experiencing similar challenges

Working Conditions

Work is performed inside and outside in varying temperatures. Work is conducted within the various Valley Cities’ sites and partner sites. Employee may occasionally be required to push or lift up to 25 pounds, twisting and stooping requiring upper and lower body strength. Employee may be exposed to office supply odors or vapors. Employee is sitting, most of the time. Employee is also required to stand, walk, type, bend, write, read, interpret, and explain complex issues and speak on the telephone.

Additional Information:

Our caring, professional staff is Valley Cities’ most important asset – the very heart and center of who we are. Every day, we strive to ensure that your experience working at Valley Cities reflects the importance of your role as we carry out our mission.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

We are dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment & embrace the contributions of a diverse and inclusive workforce. Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans and does not unlawfully discriminate under federal, state, or local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status

To apply for this job email your details to employment@valleycities.org

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