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Youth Partner/Peer Counselor - FT - Oak Harbor

Company: Compass Health
Location: Oak Harbor
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Youth Partner / Peer Counselor Full Time (40 hours/week)
Compass Health Oak Harbor, WA

Compass Health is currently looking for a Youth Partner / Peer Counselor to join the Childrens Intensive Services program!

What you will be performing

We are looking for someone who can work as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team to provide an individualized, creative, and strength-based approach within the wraparound model. This position will work to support youth and caregivers in order to maintain children in a least restrictive and community-based environment.

What you will be carrying along

This position requires a flexible schedule with evening and weekend hours both in the office, in the client's home, and in the community. Youth Partners work with the client to help support their engagement and active participation in making informed decisions to drive the wraparound process. The Youth Partners ensure each client is heard and their individual needs are being addressed and met. Youth Partners have their own life experience of living with a behavioral health disorder as a young person which helps them connect with and provide hope to youth in the program.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. AA or BA Degree in a related field preferred.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Current Peer Counselor Certification required.

    What you will be sharing
    • Personal experience receiving community services as a consumer, and/or experience as a caregiver of a child as a consumer.
    • Experience as a Peer Counselor preferred.
    • Some knowledge of child development, behavior management and parenting techniques, and culturally diverse families.
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of rehabilitation and recovery.
    • Knowledge of mental illnesses and chemical dependency, and effective strategies for dealing with its effects.
    • Ability to collaborate, provide peer support, and help facilitate services for families receiving high intensity services.

      What we will be offering

      As the regions largest non-profit community behavioral healthcare organization, we have been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years. Our commitment to care doesnt stop with our clients though, as we take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement as well as a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance.
      • Medical, dental, and vision insurance at NO COST to Full-time employees
      • 16 days of paid vacation the first year
      • 12 sick days with great wellness day
      • 13 paid holidays 11 regular and 2 that you choose
      • Professional funds and paid education leave
      • Up to 2% match for the 403B Retirement plan after the first year
      • Automatic additional pay raises when you have your 1st & 3rd anniversary with Compass!
      • And much, much more!!

        THE ORGANIZATION:

        Compass Health was established in 1902 as Parkland Lutheran Childrens Home. For more than 10 decades we have grown to providing more than 22,000 people with comprehensive behavioral healthcare, housing, and integrated healthcare each year. We are committed to serving the vulnerable members of our community, including those who are overlooked and underserved by traditional health systems, by creating hope, promoting recovery, and advancing whole person health.

        KEYWORDS: Peer Counselor, Youth Peer, Counseling, Mental Health

        Compass Health promotes equal treatment and equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual minority status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification.

        POSITION SUMMARY

        Job Title: Youth Partner

        Program: 6600-16300 Children's Intensive

        Location: Oak Harbor

        Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week)

        Wage: $17.15-$30.01/hr DOE

Keywords: Compass Health, Seattle , Youth Partner/Peer Counselor - FT - Oak Harbor, Other , Oak Harbor, Washington

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