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FBH Peer Counselor (Youth Partner)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/10/2023 12:05 PM)
ID
2022-6604
# of Openings
2
Category
Behavioral Health

Overview

Are you tired of working 9-5?  Do you need flexibility?  

WE ARE GROWING! 

Join our dedicated team working with youth & families

Portland, Oregon

 

Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for a Peer Counselor (Youth Partner) to join our team who work with youth & families in the Portland community. You would be an integral part of this team of innovators who explore and develop new approaches and implement novel strategies for engaging families.

 

WHO WE ARE: 

We are a values-driven organization, providing family-oriented behavioral health care for children, youth and families, primarily in their own home and community. Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope, providing intense behavioral health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity.  Family Behavioral Health offers comprehensive, intensive, Wrap-around behavioral health services to youth and families in the community. Family Behavioral Health employs almost 600 energetic and compassionate employees from our offices across Washington and in Portland, OR.

WHAT WE VALUE: 
Compassion  Diversity  Strength-Based-Approach  Social-Justice & Our Staff!

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Starting Pay Range: $22.08 - 23.41 per hour

Additional Pay for:

  • Coverage after hours: $75.00 per pay period (2 times per month)
  • Ability to earn additional pay: based on performance

Training and Supervision:

  • Daily and Weekly supervision and support is provided

 BENEFITS:  

  • 12 paid holidays; plus 1 personal holiday each year!
  • 12 sick-days per year
  • 3 weeks’ vacation per year
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance (1 times annual salary)
  • Retirement Plans: 403-B Employee Savings Plan and an Employer Contribution Pension                                                                 

We strive to help children and families live together safely and securely with hope and promise.  We serve as a catalyst for change when appropriate, challenging long-standing service traditions in community behavioral health.  We behave with Humility, Passion for our Mission, and Compassion and Respectful Interactions.   We value learning and offer alternatives and we stand strong to help child-serving systems understand our alternative paradigm while strengthening partnerships. We do not compromise our values.

 

Peer Counselors (Youth Partners) are individuals with personal history as a youth/child who has been a recipient of behavioral health, child welfare, complex medical coordination or juvenile justice services who use that personal experience in building support with families.  Successful applicants must have first person experience as a youth who received system services and prepared to disclose their personal experiences with youth, parents and others. 

Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY:

Youth Partners collaborate, provide support and help facilitate services for youth and their families receiving Family Behavioral Health Services.  Working as a member of a team, the Youth Partner helps a youth voice their own perspective and assure that other team members are able to understand their perspective and use that perspective in treatment planning.  This position helps youth, parents and families achieve confidence in their abilities to team on a recovery journey and maintain hope for their success after formal behavioral health services have been completed.

Emphasis is on achieving incredible outcomes with children, youth and families by actively partnering with them along with their natural and community services and supports to achieve long term safety and stability in our neighborhoods and communities. 

This position will be based out of the FBH Portland office. This position requires scheduling flexibility to meet the needs of youth and families served. The services we offer will be provided in community-based settings and in family homes. 

A full job description with qualifications may be shared with candidates identified for an interview. 

Qualifications

WHAT WE ARE SEEKING IN A CANDIDATE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Age 21 or older.
  • Personal (lived) experience as a child who has received community / mental health services within the past ten years  
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • Must be able to driver to youth and family homes and in the community, have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and provide current auto registration.
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.
  • Preference for a flexible schedule rather than a traditional, fixed 8-5, Monday through Friday, facility-based position
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Must be able to provide proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19

ABOUT PORTLAND: 

 

Whether you’re a fan of theater, live music, craft beer, funky foods or being outside, Portland has something for you.  The city has a great vibe for food carts, street festivals, visual and performing art with an array of specialty shops.

  • Home to a sprawling urban forest, dozens of verdant public parks, gorgeous gardens and a sparkling river running through the middle of the city, there’s never a shortage of ways to explore Portland’s outdoors. Whether you’re a fan of flowers, tranquil gardens, urban hikes or just looking to get some fresh air, Portland has something for every kind of outdoor enthusiast covered.
  • Get out of the city to explore! From zip lines to whitewater rafting and horseback riding to pioneer history, or strolling on the Oregon Coast, these attractions are worth the (short) trips outside Portland.
  • Choose from multiple cities to explore, each with their own unique landscapes and history; grab a tent and experience some of the best camping in the country; or settle in to a pint of Oregon-made craft beer at a nearby brewery.

If interested in this opportunity, upload your resume at: https://fbh-ccsww.icims.com/jobs/intro . For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Clinical Recruiter, at karlal@ccsww.org 

Note to Internal Candidates:
HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.

Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, supporting diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.

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