Youth Peer Advocate – Home Best program

  •  Hiring Manager
  •  December 8, 2020
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JOB TITLE:              Youth Peer Advocate

LOCATION:             Remote (Staff are expected to report to West Babylon for meetings & supervisions)

REPORTS TO:         Program Manager

DEPARTMENT:      Care Coordination

HOURS:                      Full Time 35 hours

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Minimum High School Diploma, Youth Peer Certification, experience serving children and families with serious mental illness.  Youth Peer Advocates (YPA) are individuals between 18-30 years of age who self-identify as a person with first-hand experience with a social, emotional, medical, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges as a young person or have received services in any one of the child-serving systems (juvenile justice, foster care, special education, or addiction recovery). The Youth Peer Advocate must meet qualifications as per New York State requirements. Clean, valid NYS Driver’s License preferred. Fingerprinting, criminal record check, approval from NYS Office of Mental Health.

JOB FUNCTION:  

YPAs use their lived experience to promote resiliency, recovery, wellness, and self-efficacy in young people and promote the practice of youth-guided and family-driven approaches. The YPA will hold a caseload of 36 children/families.        

Job Category: Care Coordination Home Best
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Remote

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