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Youth Peer Mentor

Company: Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc.
Location: Brockton
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:General Statement of Duties: Provide direct one-to-one support and advocacy to youth in the FEP program, for 5-7 youth. Ensure 'youth voice' throughout the care planning process. This is a part time 10 hour per week position.


  • H.S. Diploma, or GED, required; at least 21 years of age at time of hire.
  • Lived experience coping and living with a serious mental health and/or substance misuse disorder.
  • Experience working in youth-driven environment. Personal/relevant knowledge of community resources and awareness of culturally relevant services required.
  • Ability to speak one or more languages (Cape Verdean, Haitian Creole, and Spanish) preferred.
    BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services organization providing services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are capable of amazing things and deserve our best. We support them in their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the way.We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees' lives. Our comprehensive benefits include:
    • Generous Time Off Package
      • up to 4 weeks combined vacation, personal and cultural holiday
      • 11 paid holidays
      • up to 2 weeks Sick Time
      • Highly Specialized Paid Trainings including opportunity to earn CEUs
      • Health and Dental Insurance
      • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
      • 403B plan with discretionary match
      • Wellness Activities
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Career Development Opportunities
        • Available benefits are based on position and scheduled hoursAs a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.Responsibilities:
          • Intake, guide, coach, support, educate, and advocate on behalf of assigned youth.
          • Help youth learn productive ways to communicate with their parent/caregivers and other adults.
          • Ensure youth perspective included in activities, care planning, and FEP service delivery.
          • Provide transportation in support of listed care plan goals.
          • Explore and share information about community resources for young adult and their families.
          • Co-lead a monthly program youth group.
          • Help youth to practice new skills in different settings and provide feedback to family and school on observed progress.
          • Provide conflict resolution, anger management, and appropriate coping strategies.
          • Role model effective communication skills and utilize all interactions as teaching/learning opportunities.
          • Actively participate in care planning meetings, collaborate on mentoring goals, and follow through on assigned task(s)
          • Conduct weekly face-to-face home visits with assigned youth and telephone support to assigned youth as needed
          • Maintain timely electronic weekly progress notes; update care plan goals, and complete transition summaries.
          • Actively participate in weekly supervision, monthly team meetings, and required trainings.
          • Track direct/non-direct service hours and provide weekly report to supervisor.
          • Participation in coaching and required training, including I.F.T. and the Achieve My Plan framework.
          • Participate in monthly Local Systems of Care Committee meetings to represent youth voice.
          • Maintain regular and timely attendance with high professional standards at all times.
          • Perform all duties consistent with BAMSI/DMH policies and procedures. Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards. Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk. Perform other related work duties as needed or as assigned by supervisor and/or designee.Qualifications:
            • H.S. Diploma, or GED, required; at least 21 years of age at time of hire.
            • Lived experience coping and living with a serious mental health and/or substance misuse disorder.
            • Experience working in youth-driven environment. Personal/relevant knowledge of community resources and awareness of culturally relevant services required.
            • Ability to speak one or more languages (Cape Verdean, Haitian Creole, and Spanish) preferred.
            • Ability to communicate effectively and work independently and as part of a team.
            • Broad understanding of DMH services.
            • Good administrative skills, knowledge of MS Office, navigation of electronic health records, written/oral communication, detail-oriented.
            • Ability to flex work schedule to meet the needs of youth and families.
            • Valid driver's license, own means of transportation, and willingness to travel at least 60% of the time required.

Keywords: Brockton Area Multi-Services Inc., Brockton , Youth Peer Mentor, Other , Brockton, Massachusetts

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