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Position No. 2212RLCPYL
Req No. 17-0109
Title RLC Peer Youth Leader - Mental Health (up to 4 hrs)
Location Taunton Recovery Learn
City Taunton
Pay Range 13/hr
Scheduled Hours 4
Schedule flexible
Company Info

Join BAMSI's Recovery Learning Center as a Peer Mental Health Youth Leader helping to support, expand, and enhance the capacity of the Southeast Recovery Learning Center (SERLC) to address the needs and goals of the Transitional Age Youth (TAY) population. Peer Youth leaders will assist in maintaining a resource library, assist in the collection and reporting of data, facilitate events and programs of the SERLC, foster a warm and welcoming environment, communicate, represent, and promote the peer perspective in the SERLC and facilitate peer-run groups.

The SERLC is an entirely peer-run community dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy by providing opportunities and resources to assist individuals in finding their own path to mental health recovery.

Due to the peer-ran nature of this program, candidates must have current or previous experience as a recipient of mental health services and be within the age of 18-28. A high school diploma or GED is required. Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is preferred.

Description

General Statement of Duties: To support, expand, and enhance the capacity of the Southeast Recovery Learning Community (SERLC) to address the needs and goals of the Transitional Age Youth (TAY) population. Peer Youth Leaders will assist in maintaining a resource library, assist in the collection and reporting of data, facilitate events and programs of the SERLC, foster a warm and welcoming environment, communicate, represent, and promote the peer perspective in the SERLC and facilitate peer-run groups.

Essential Functions:

1. Provides on-going health education, emotional support and encouragement to SERLC participants.

2. Provides assistance in the development of reports and collection of data.

3. Attends and participates in social events, trainings and workshops within the mental health system, especially as it pertains to Transitional Age Youth.

4. Helps to facilitate events and training sessions within the SERLC, especially as it pertains to Transitional Age Youth.

5. Informs, supports and empowers peers receiving mental health services. Acts consistently in a manner that demonstrates dignity and respect for peers. Acts in a calm, gentle manner and treats all peers and professionals alike with respect. Acts as role model, sharing personal strengths and skills and promoting hope in recovery.

6. Maintains knowledge of current available resources and information through department communications, published literature, and other available sources. Assists in maintaining resource library stocked and up-to-date.

7. Conforms to agency standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to rights, so that the best possible customer service and individual care may be provided.

8. Utilizes agency’s behavioral standards as the basis for decision making and to support the department and agency’s mission and goals.

9. Follows established safety standards, maintaining universal precautions at all times.

10. Other duties as needed.

Requirements
  • Must be a transitional age youth (18-28)
  • Current or Previous experience as a recipient of mental health services required
  • High school diploma or GED required. Associate's or Bachelor's degree in human services preferred.
  • Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) preferred
  • Basic familiarity inclusive of ability to enter and access data/information
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to instill confidence and to advocate for SERLC participants
  • Cutural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial, and ethnic populations.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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