Posting Start: 05/03/2021
Location: Rochester, NY
Job Title: Youth Peer Advocate – Full Time
Posting End: 07/31/2021
A Brief Job Description:
We are currently hiring for a Youth Peer Advocate at our Rochester, NY location.
This is a full time (30 hour) position Monday to Saturday.
Flexible schedule. Must be available nights and weekends.
***Must provide cover letter indicating personal life experience in a child serving system (juvenile justice, mental health, child welfare, and/or education).
The primary responsibility of the Youth Peer Advocate is to serve as a peer mentor, positive role model and advocate to youth and young adults currently receiving care coordination services in Monroe County. The Youth Mentor will assist youth in achieving their goals and living healthy, self-directed lives. The role involves connecting with youth while working with a team in order to identify, advocate, and act as a liaison between youth and other professionals and community natural supports.
Essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:
Educating and modeling for youth, how to advocate for their needs.
Helping youth identify goals for their plan of care.
Assisting youth in engaging in their own planning process and self-advocacy.
Creating partnerships with youth and professionals to help meet youth’s needs.
Co- facilitating skill-building groups and trainings for youth and staff.
Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent required. The Youth Peer Advocate must be at least 18 years old and have: personal life experience in child serving systems (juvenile justice, mental health, child welfare, and/or education and the ability to positively and appropriately self-disclose regarding that experience. Candidates should have a valid driver’s license and meet agency driving standards.