Peer Support Worker at Carson Valley Children’s Aid, Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility (Flourtown)

Employer Name:

Carson Valley Children's Aid, Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility

Location:

Flourtown, PA

Position:

Peer Support Worker

Hours:

20 hrs/ week. Flexible hours. afternoons, evenings, weekends

Position Description:

The Peer Support Worker will engage with youth in the Residential Treatment cottages on CVCA’s residential campus in Flourtown. The position is for 20 hours per week, 2-3 days during after-school time and weekends. The Peer Support Worker will be responsible to:
• Provide one-to-one mentoring and listening to clients that will tap into their own personal experience.
• Participate in and coordinate activities for youth in a residential setting (this may include running or participating in groups)
• Coordinate the Youth Advisory Panel
• Participate in weekly treatment review meetings and clinical-residential meetings
• Assist in the orientation process for youth new to the program
• Communicate with the treatment team regarding youths’ strengths and challenges, share information as appropriate regarding accomplishments and obstacles to treatment goals.
• Supervise clients in community outings if family resources are not available.
• Develop youth’s ability to self-advocate.
• Work with youth to develop skills to achieve goals as determined by treatment plans.
• Assist in recovery efforts by sharing personal recovery experience.
• Educate staff about the recovery process and coach appropriate staff-youth interaction
• Model personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and hope by sharing their own story, as appropriate.
• Attend required trainings.

Job Requirements:

High school diploma plus one year of related experience, preferably with adolescents, and personal experience in foster care or residential placement. Certified Peer Specialist credential and current driver’s license a plus.

Instructions on how to apply:

Please send a resume to canderson2@cvca-pa.org
Contact Person: Charlotte Anderson, Clinical Director