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Youth Support Partner 

About the Organization Established June 15, 1971, Valley Community Services Board is a publicly funded organization where citizens of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta and Highland Counties can receive Behavioral Health, Substance Use and Developmental Services services. Valley Community Services Board serves as the single point of entry into publicly funded mental health, developmental, and substance use disorder services for these localities.

Valley CSB is a person-centered organization, tailoring treatment to each individual. We value competency and compassion in every service we provide. We are also a resource for educating the public about the nature of mental health, substance use, and developmental disabilities to dispel stereotypes and encourage support for individuals facing those challenges.

Valley Community Services Board is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

Open Date 12/2/2021  
Close Date  
Position Youth Support Partner  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number PEE-21-00005  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 1  

Do you have a passion to help youth and adolescents experiencing mental health or behavioral struggles? Valley Community Services Board has a part-time (20 hour/week) employment opportunity for a Youth Support Partner (YSP) to serve youth, adolescents, and their families in the Staunton, Augusta and Waynesboro areas. The YSP must be between the ages of 18 and 26 years old and have lived experience with their own mental health or behavioral needs. The YSP, after training and orientation, will provide support, education, advocacy, coaching, information, referrals and follow-up to youth, adolescents, and their families seeking assistance. The YSP will work closely with the Intensive Care Coordinator (ICC) and follow the High Fidelity Wraparound model.

Position Requirements


  • Personal, lived experience as a youth, adolescent or young adult who has/had mental health and/or behavioral needs is required.
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 26 years old
  • Prior experience assisting other families to obtain appropriate services and supports for their child and family members is desirable.
  • Willingness and strong ability to build and maintain partnerships with agencies and providers.
  • Active listening skills for providing non-judgmental peer support and engagement to families.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to efficiently utilize internet search to identify resources.
  • Ability or willingness to learn how to use the electronic health record.
  • Current Virginia driver's license and access to own vehicle; in-state travel required.
  • Successful completion of a background check (required for all VCSB employees).

*Benefits Package includes 9 paid holidays and generous paid time off package. Valley CSB provides robust options for insurance, including competitive health insurance and participation in the Virginia Retirement System.  This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus.

Salary Information  
EOE Statement Valley Community Services Board is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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