Peer Specialist 1 – 9306

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Valley Youth House empowers and strengthens the lives of children, youth and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence.

We are currently looking for a qualified applicant to fill the following position: PT – Peer Specialist 1 – ($14.00 – $16.00)

The job duties for this position are as follows :

  • Remaining in close contact with youth throughout their participation in the Host Homes program.
  • Providing emotional support and mediation, including discussing both challenges and successes, and collaboration with internal and external supports utilized by youth.
  • Ensure up-to-date paper & electronic client records in compliance with program, county, state and federal regulations and private grant requirements as applicable.
  • To work with the Host Homes Specialist and Pride Supervisor as part of a support team for the youth.

State the requirements for this position (Specific education & experience as well as any licensure or special skills that are needed):

  • The Host Homes Peer Specialist must not have utilized housing services with Valley Youth House in the past 3 years.
  • the ability to establish trusting relationships with their peers
  • a commitment to working with LGBTQ+ youth and young adults
  • Peer specialist certification is a plus

Required years of experience:

  • Within the last three years they have at least 12 months (not necessarily consecutive) full or part-time paid or volunteer work experience; one year of college or other educational experience (within the last three years) can be substituted for the work experience