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Youth Support Partner - Everett WISe Blue Team

Company: Compass Health
Location: Everett
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

YOUTH SUPPORT PARTNER

EVERETT, WA

Compass Health is currently looking for a Youth Support Partner to join the Children's Intensive Services program in Everett!

Children's Intensive Outpatient Services supports children and their families in their community in a least restrictive environment using the Wraparound process. Wraparound works to honor the family voice and choice, identify strengths, build natural supports, and foster self-sufficiency. Wraparound teams provide comprehensive behavioral health services and supports to Medicaid-eligible individuals, up to 21 years of age, with complex behavioral health needs and their families. The goal of the program is for eligible youth to live and thrive in their homes and communities, as well as to avoid or reduce disruptive out-of-home placements. Assessment, treatment, and support services are provided in the youth and family's natural setting, where needs and challenges present themselves (such as the home, school, and community). Families report excellent outcomes including, youth/family stability, increased support, connection to their community, and hope for the future.

What you will be performing

We are looking for someone who can work as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team to provide an individualized, creative, and strength-based approach within the wraparound model. This position will work to support youth and caregivers in order to maintain children in a least restrictive and community-based environment.

This position requires a flexible schedule with evening and weekend hours both in the office, in the client home, and in the community. Youth Support Partners work with the client to help support their engagement and active participation in making informed decisions to drive the wraparound process. The Youth Support Partners ensure each client is heard and their individual needs are being addressed and met. Youth Support Partners have their own life experience of living with a behavioral health disorder as a young person which helps them connect with and provide hope to youth in the program.

What you will be carrying along

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. AA or BA Degree in a related field preferred.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Completion of the online modules and application for the Certified Peer Counselor credential through the Department of Health prior to start date.
  • Complete in-person/live certification source within 90 days of hire. Current Peer Counselor Certification preferred.
  • Personal experience receiving community services as a consumer, and/or experience as a caregiver of a child as a consumer.
  • Individuals who do not already hold a license or associate license through the Washington State Department of Health must submit Agency Affiliated Counselor application upon hire and be approved by the DOH.
  • Experience as a Peer Counselor preferred.
  • Experience in medical, mental health or social services field preferred.
  • Some knowledge of child development, behavior management and parenting techniques, and culturally diverse families.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License including vehicle and appropriate insurance.

    What you will be sharing
    • Knowledge of mental illnesses and chemical dependency, and effective strategies for dealing with its effects.
    • Knowledge of community resources.
    • Ability to collaborate, provide peer support, and help facilitate services for families receiving high-intensity services.
    • Ability to partner with consumers, mental health professionals, and the community. Must be able to maintain professional boundaries.
    • Ability to consult with Wraparound facilitator to determine role in performing welcome, engagement, and assessment activities when appropriate.
    • Knowledge of in-home and intensive services and/or previous experience working with culturally diverse families preferred.
    • Ability to work effectively with individuals with complex needs and multi-system involvement.
    • Ability to maintain a positive, solution-focused demeanor when responding to conflicts or problems.
    • Demonstrate organizational skills and the ability to multitask within a fast-paced environment.
    • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
    • Strong computer proficiency, including keyboarding skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
    • Ability to utilize an electronic medical record for collaborative clinical documentation.

      What we will be offering

      As the region's largest non-profit community behavioral healthcare organization, we have been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years. Our commitment to care doesn't stop with our clients though, as we take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement as well as a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance.

      (benefits pro-rated for part-time employees)
      • Medical, dental, and vision insurance at NO COST to full-time employees
      • 16 days of vacation the first year
      • 12 sick days including an additional wellness day
      • 13 paid holidays - 11 traditional holidays, plus 2 you choose
      • $300 in professional funds per year
      • Up to 5 days paid education leave
      • 403(b) retirement plan with up to 2% company match after the first year
      • Automatic additional pay raises when you have your 1st and 3rd anniversary with Compass
      • Mileage reimbursement
      • Weekly supervision
      • And much, much more!!!
        This totals over 45 paid days off in your first year!

        The organization you will be joining
        Compass Health is the region's largest private, non-profit organization providing mental health and chemical dependency services in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties of Western Washington. We provide quality creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings. We have been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years, though our commitment to care doesn't stop with our clients as we take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement. We maintain a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance, which includes competitive compensation and benefits programs. Please visit our website for more information: www.compasshealth.org .

        Compass Health promotes equal treatment and equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual minority status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification

        POSITION SUMMARY

        Job Title: Youth Peer Counselor

        Program: Children's Intensive

        Location: 600-52500 Everett, WA

        Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week)

        Wage: $17.15-$30.01/hr DOE

Keywords: Compass Health, Everett , Youth Support Partner - Everett WISe Blue Team, Other , Everett, Washington

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