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.
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.