The Youth Peer Support Services Worker will be responsible for engaging youth and their families in order to assist them in identifying their needs as well as achieving their goals.
|Job Summary:||The Youth Peer Support Services Worker will be responsible for engaging youth and their families in order to assist them in identifying their needs as well as achieving their goals. The Youth Peer Support Services worker will be an integral part of the Children and Family Treatment Support Services (CFTSS) Program and will participate in supportive, recreational and educational activities offered to youth and families.|
|Duties & Responsibilities:||The Youth Peer Support Services worker will support the Children and Family Treatment Support Services (CFTSS) Program and be responsible for: Work to engage youth in planning their own care and having their voice heard. Comply with New York State Office of Mental Health regulations. Conference on a regular basis with the Care Managers and Supervisor Provide community outreach. Attend weekly supervision with supervisor. Completion of timely progress notes and required paperwork within 48 hours to meet compliance mandates. Home visits and field work. Create a weekly schedule approved by Supervisor. Maintenance of case documentation in an orderly and complete manner. Serve as a liaison with community resources. Engage and support youth connected to the CFTSS Program. Share personal knowledge and experiences about the youth serving system and resources available to youth. Provide support to youth at community meetings and other meetings as needed. Provide public education about youth mental health issues. Assist in the organization of social, recreational and educational activities for youth. Represent the interests of youth with emotional and behavioral challenges in a variety of public forums and advisory groups. Other duties as assigned.|
|Education & Experience:||The Youth Peer Support Services Worker will be a young adult who has had emotional and / or behavioral challenges and experience receiving services from the children’s mental health or other child-serving systems. At least one (1) year of related experience is preferred. Completed High School or a G.E.D program - some college preferred. Youth Peer Advocate will receive basic training in empowerment, peer support, self-help, peer advocacy and systems advocacy 101 and 102. Hudson Valley positions require a valid, non-restricted driver’s license.|
|Physical Requirements:||While performing the duties for this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate effectively. The employee is required to stand for long periods or move. Must be able to handle, feel, and reach. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 25 pounds.|