FBH Peer Counselor (Youth Partner)
Are you tired of working 9-5? Do you need flexibility?
WE ARE GROWING!
Join our dedicated team working with Spanish-speaking families
in the South Seattle / Burien Area
This position is based mainly in our offices at the Latino Civic Alliance building in Burien, WA. Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for a Peer Counselor (Youth Partner) to join our team who work with Spanish-speaking families in the South King County 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. The office locations are in South King County (Tukwila and Burien), Washington offering comprehensive, intensive, Wrap-around behavioral health services to the Latino/Latinx 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:
- Base Pay Rate: $22.08
Additional Pay for:
- Coverage after hours: $75.00 per pay period (2 times per month)
- $100.00 per pay period (2 times per month) for bi-lingual fluency skills in Spanish & English
- Ability to earn additional pay: based on performance
Training and Supervision:
- Daily and Weekly supervision with your Clinical Supervisor
- 12 paid holidays; plus 1 personal holiday each year!
- 3 weeks' vacation per year
- Vision Insurance
- Life Insurance
- 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.
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.
A full job description with qualifications may be shared with candidates identified for an interview.
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 within the Latino communities
- 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.
- Must have fluent skills in Spanish and English
- 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
Since the incorporation of Burien in 1993, the city has been busy defining and redesigning itself as a vibrant King County city. Enjoy all the area has to offer:
- Located just south of Seattle, Washington, the City of Burien's residents see a 100-year old community with a rich heritage, as a friendly community with well-established neighborhoods and a small-town atmosphere.
- Burien is a vibrant and creative community, where the residents embrace diversity, celebrate arts and culture, promote vitality, and treasure the environment.
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.