In Home Peer Support Specialist

Company: Youth Villages ( Learn More )

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US-MS-Ridgeland
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High School
Full-Time
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Job Description Company Overview Youth Villages has been a national leader in the adoption and implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services. If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.Position Overview * A Peer Support Specialist has experience in the mental health system or child-welfare system to provide outreach, support and advocacy to youth and families served * Caseloads will b- 4-6 cases per week, averaging 12-20 total hours of face to face contact for the staff per week based on the families’ needs. * Increase collaboration with families and professionals * Participate in collaboration with the therapist and case manager to identify treatment goals for each youth and family * Provide supportive services to families to promote success with families by providing safe environments for their children, while also providing for heir basic needs and overall welfare * Works with families in their homes and communities, linking them with resources and partnering alongside them to teach basic skills needed to care for their child based on their age and needs * Support for the child and his/her family Additional Information Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance. Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage PART TIME and FULL TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE Requirements Maintain flexible schedule that is convenient for youth and families, which often results in working nontraditional hoursGED or High School DiplomaMust have experience in the mental health system or child-welfare system to provide outreach, support and advocacy to youth servedAt least six months experience working with intensive in-home services is strongly preferredCar insurance coverage requirements of 300,000 bodily; 100,000; 50,000 property Experience growth and development through our continuous training as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages. Additional Benefits Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and VisionRetirement Savings Pension Plan403 (b)2 weeks paid vacation12 paid sick days per year10 paid holidaysMileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement EOE
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