Waiver Service Provider, Youth/Peer Advocate


Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Details: competitive

Published:

04/03/2018

Address

Brooklyn
New York
United States

Description

Description

 

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: To engage youth in the Waiver program to help them identify and express their needs as well as to achieve their goals as defined by their Individualized Service Plan.

  • Youth Advocate will also plan and organize events to empower, educate, and support youth in the Waiver program.
  • Work as part of a team along with the Individualized Care Coordinator and other service providers to help youth attain her/his goals
  • Share personal knowledge, insight, and experience about programs and resources that may be of support to youth and his/her family in increasing needed skills
  • Mentor youth in developing positive peer and family relationships
  • Assist in organization and implementation of social, recreational and educational programs and events for youth
  • Provide outreach to youth involved in the program.
  • Represent youth, program, and agency at City and Statewide gatherings around issues relevant to youth
  • Complete all paperwork in a timely and professional manner in compliance with program regulations
  • Observe all program and agency requirements as needed

 

Qualifications

  1.  QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Must be a young adult who has had emotional and/or behavioral challenges as well as experience in receiving services from one or more children’s mental health providers or programs.

 

  • Must have a good grasp of mental health diagnoses and an ability to explain the most common diagnoses and behaviors to youth.

 

  • Car and NYS drivers license preferred.

     

  • Must have High School Diploma or GED. Some College preferred. Bi-Lingual a plus

 

 

 

RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS

 

 

In addition, employees need to possess the following characteristics:

 

  • Be team players.
  • Have a strong sensitivity and respect for cultural differences present among staff and clients within our organization.
  • Possess a strong belief in people’s ability to grow and change and to form a strong partnership with persons served and their family

 

Job

: SKILL WORKER 

Primary Location

: New York-Brooklyn-East New York 

Organization

: SD012 

Schedule

: On-Call 

Travel

: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Benefits

competitive

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply


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