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Peer Mentor – Chelsea Youth Access Center

  • Chelsea, MA
  • Full Time (40 Hours)
  • Location
  • Chelsea, MA

North Suffolk is looking for Peer Mentors to join our Chelsea Youth Access Center! The YA Center Peer Mentor is a young adult with lived experience that reports to the Chelsea YA Center Program Manager. They provide structured, one-to-one, strength-based, peer-to-peer education, coaching, modeling, and guidance to youth who attend the Chelsea YA Center that are struggling with mental health needs and/or a traumatic life experience.

What You’ll Do:

  • Practice, demonstrate and adhere to the core elements of the DMH Young Adult Peer Mentor Core Elements with YA Center young adults
  • Responsible for the execution of the daily and weekly programming within the Chelsea YA Center
  • Support YA Center young adults to identify their strengths in order to develop their vision and support life goals
  • Responsible for connecting YA Center young adults to community resources framed at strengthen the YA Center young adults’ stability within the community. These community resources include but are not limited to:
    • Applying for benefit and entitlement programs
    • Employment and vocational training programs
    • Education services
    • Legal services
    • Housing services
  • Participate in the facilitation of support groups and extracurricular activities to further support healthy development and growth of YA Center young adults.
  • Ensure that all services provided by the YA Center Peer Mentor are provided in a professional manner, ensuring privacy, safety, and respecting the youth’s dignity and right to choice.
  • Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner in such a way that is consistent with Agency and funding source standards.

What you’ll need:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in a human service field from an accredited university and one year experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth;
    OR Associate’s degree in a human services field from an accredited school and one year of experience working with the target population;
    OR High school diploma or GED and a minimum of two years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth.
  • Experience:
    • Must be a Young Adult who has personal experience living with and recovering from mental health needs and/or traumatic life concerns
    • Must be 21 years of age or older
    • Must have the ability to effectively engage transitional age youth

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities

Tagged as: Bachelor's Degree, families, Human Services, Mental Health, Social Work, youth

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