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Peer Mentor - Transitions 

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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.

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Position Requirements

Qualifications:

Required

  1. 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.
  2. Prior youth advocacy experience desirable.
  3. 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.
  4. Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and communities.
  5. Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation systems.
  6. 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.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Req Number SOC-19-00052  
Location FFYC - Hegenberger  
About the Organization Based in Oakland, California, Fred Finch Youth Center works with young people facing multiple challenges, including homelessness, economic disadvantage, mental health and cognitive disabilities, and histories of significant trauma and loss. Many have experienced abuse; live at or below the poverty line; are growing up in foster care, and are seeking to make their way in the world as independent, strong young adults. Despite their circumstances, these young people possess numerous strengths including tenacity, kindness, and the ability to strive for a brighter future. Committed to the notion that no one is without hope, no matter how desperate their circumstances may appear, Fred Finch staff helps each person we serve find and build upon their strengths so they may reach their potential and lead meaningful, fulfilling lives.

Founded in 1891 as an orphanage, today's Fred Finch Youth Center operates 24 programs in California including mental health, housing, education, and independent living services, providing a pathway to healing and self-sufficiency. Our 127-year history and strong track record have made Fred Finch Youth Center a recognized leader in the treatment of children and families.



FFYC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer who does not discriminate and follows all regulations under the Act as well as all the regulations under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act.



Fred Finch Youth Center partners with contracted providers to provide mental health services to residents of the following counties:

* Alameda County * Contra Costa County * Fresno County * Los Angeles County * Merced County * Napa County * Orange County *Placer County * Sacramento County * San Diego County * San Mateo County * Santa Clara County


















 

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