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Youth Partner 


What are we looking for in a Youth Partner?

As part of the WISe (Wraparound with Intensive Services) team, the Youth Partner uses personal and professional life experiences to provide peer support to youth and families served by the WISe program. The Youth Partner encourages clients to assert control over their lives and recovery process by promoting self-advocacy, positive socialization, community living skills, and reliance on natural supports. The Youth Partner also serves as a bridge between the family and treatment team to ensure that each other’s information & perspectives are shared and understood. This role requires a willingness to use one’s own experiences to help others, routine work outside of the office and regular business hours, and Peer Support certification in Washington State. This recruitment is for a Youth Partner to provide services in both Yakima and Kittitas Counties.

Youth Partner duties may include:

  • learning about the family’s story, strengths, concerns, and culture in order to effectively serve as a consultant and advocate for the family
  • providing information about Comprehensive, WISe process & procedures, and the Youth Partner role to assist clients to successfully engage with treatment
  • sharing personal experiences of recovery, as appropriate, to build motivation and encourage clients in their treatment
  • participating in team meetings to ensure client access, voice, and choice within the wraparound process
  • providing non-judgmental, unconditional support and consistent hope & encouragement to families
  • assisting the Care Coordinator in development of a self-directed recovery and action plan using wraparound principles
  • completing accurate and timely clinical documentation

Position Requirements

Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED and one month of related peer support experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must successfully obtain Youth & Family Peer Counselor certification; more information about becoming a Certified Peer Counselor is available at the Washington Health Care Authority website.

Professional Credentials: Eligible for Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration

Other Credentials Required: Driver's License, Vehicle Liability Insurance

Location Ellensburg  
Employment Classification Full-time 

Available Shift Days 

About the Organization Who is Comprehensive Healthcare?
Comprehensive Healthcare provides innovative behavioral health and integrated healthcare services to clients of all ages. We take pride in our creative and collaborative work environment and in delivering clinically excellent, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services.

What Comprehensive Healthcare Can Offer You
Training and Development
• A variety of career opportunities in a wide range of settings with room for mobility & promotion
• Regular training opportunities including support, supervision, & consultation in implementing evidence-based services
• Clinical supervision toward licensure (where applicable)

Innovative Program & Services
• A strong reputation for providing quality, evidence-based services within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment
• Innovative, forward-looking leadership that seeks to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment
• Joint Commission-accredited organization committed to continuous quality improvement
• Established partnerships with major research universities and other community and healthcare providers to implement cutting-edge treatment programs and services

Excellent Benefits
• Competitive salaries within our communities & industry
• Healthcare coverage for employee & qualified family members
• Generous vacation, paid holiday & sick leave
• Access to Employee Assistance Program services
• Agency-funded retirement plan with contributions equal to 5% of compensation
• Additional retirement investment opportunities with a 50% investment match
• Agency-funded life & disability insurance program
EOE Statement Comprehensive Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

If you need accommodations in order to participate in the application process, please contact Human Resources at (509) 575-4084 or

Pre-employment drug screening is required.

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