Youth Peer Advocate


Posted: 04/11/2021

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF BROOME COUNTY
Youth Peer Advocate – Level 2
 
 
DIVISION:                Youth, Family and Community Service
DEPARTMENT:       CFTSS
HOURS:                    Per Diem
GRADE:                    6 - FLSA Non-Exempt

I.         QUALIFICATIONS:

 
Education/Experience
 
  1. High school diploma or GED
2.         18 to 30 years old who has self-identified with firsthand experience with social, emotional, medical, developmental, substance use, and/or behavioral challenges
Skills
 
  1. Ability to advocate for self and others
  2. Ability to communicate clearly, including active listening
  3. Knowledge of recovery approaches
  4. The ability to climb stairs, bend, stoop, sit, stand, reach and lift items weighing 40 lbs.
  5. Ability to legally operate a vehicle in NY State
  
II.        RESPONSIBLE TO: Supervisor
 
III.      MAJOR FUNCTIONS:
 
  1. Complete credentialing requirements and participate in on-going continuing education
  2. Provide peer to peer support
  3. Share common experiences
  4. Participate in care planning
  5. Provide transportation
  6. Facilitate community orientation/integration
  7. Actively participate in scheduled supervision
  8. Facilitate support groups
  9. Assist others in recovery based on individual need and cultural considerations
  10. Participate in all required training
  11. Represent the Agency and program in the community and with other service providers
  12. Regular and substantial contact with individuals receiving support
  13. Perform other related tasks as directed by supervisor
 
 
In compliance with all applicable government laws, rules, regulations and standards and all Catholic Charities Policies and Procedures the duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the above.
 
Catholic Charities of Broome County is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity in the workplace and respect the dignity of each individual. We prohibit discrimination and harassment against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.