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: - FT - Certified Peer Specialist - ($15hr)
Job Description: Under the President and CEO, and the Senior Vice President's authority, and the Transitional Age Youth Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor, the Certified Peer Specialist worker provides one on one support to build resources that exist in the community and provides mentoring and coaching, connecting individuals with service and community supports to aide in their own personal interventions and mental health recovery.Essential Functions:
Qualifications: The Certified Peer Specialist worker shall be a mature person with sound judgment and represent an appropriate role model to youth and families. He or she must be and individual who has never been convicted of any child abuse offences and must have Act 33-34 clearances. He or she must possess the educational and/or experiential qualifications as set forth by the Department of Public Welfare, Office of Medical Assistance. The candidate will have received or is receiving mental health services for a serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness, be at least 18 years of age, and have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma. The agency shall not discriminate against staff or individuals receiving services on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, religious affiliation, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, or economic status, and must observe all applicable State and Federal statutes and regulations.
This agency is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Valley Youth House provides all applicants for employment and all employees with equal opportunity for employment and promotion without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by state or federal law. This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all VYH facilities, participation in VYH sponsored activities and all employment actions such as hiring, job assignments, promotions, compensation, benefits and termination of employment.